Research: Not All Obesity Is The Same

Nearly 2,500 bariatric surgery patients in a recent study were examined for various psychological and biological variables. The results found at least 4 different subtypes of obesity among the study’s participants. Why is this important? Because the standard obesity prescription of “eat less, exercise more” may not be the best solution for everyone. Each subtype could benefit more from different, specialized treatment plans based on their subtype. Follow this link for a brief discussion of the research.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323777.php

Nutrition: Dining Out Healthfully

It is possible to maintain our healthy eating plans when we eat out. As long as we follow a few basic guidelines and strive to stay true to our wellness goals. Study this short essay for tips.

https://www.nutritionaction.com/daily/what-to-eat/our-tried-and-true-healthy-restaurant-tips/

Research: Obesity And Cancer

Rising cancer rates are linked to obesity rates among adults. But why? New research, summarized in the link below, seems to show that our cancer-fighting white blood cells become impotent when they are clogged with fat. Perhaps, we can avoid certain cancers … if only we start, today, a fitness plan to reduce our body fat stores. It is never too late to start.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323654

Exercise: Get Your Cardio On … Correctly

The latest Gym Bro pseudo-science has 2 schools of thought: One, is to do no cardiovascular (aerobic) training at all, it is unnecessary for fitness and fat loss; second, is to only use high-intensity interval training (HIIT) for cardiovascular fitness. Both of these schools fail. Cardiovascular endurance is one of the main components of fitness, as discussed here last week. However, cardio training should be performed correctly for maximum benefit. Read this article for tips to improve your aerobic training.

https://www.acefitness.org/education-and-resources/lifestyle/blog/3701/4-cardio-training-mistakes-to-avoid