‘Women’s Health’

Is Sitting the New Smoking?

By Marsha Hudnall on 09/30/2014

Health experts are claiming that the risk of heart attack for people who sit all day is equal to smoking. Smoking! Sitting & The Increased Risk for Heart Attacks According to Medicine and Science in Sports Exercise, people who sit most of the day have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and increased mortality risk compared to those who sit very […] Read more »

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Take Weight Stigma Off Your Plate to Really Eat Healthy

By Marsha Hudnall on 09/24/2014

It’s Weight Stigma Awareness Week 2014 Do you know what you’re thinking about your body? If you’re a woman who has struggled with your weight, there’s a good chance you’re not thinking too positively about it. And as Dr. Kari Anderson, our binge eating specialist at Green Mountain and leader of our new Pathway℠ program for binge eaters, would say, “Of course you […] Read more »

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Do Diet Sodas Cause Weight Gain? Study Finds Sweeteners May Raise Blood Sugar By Changing Gut Bacteria

By Laura Brooks on 09/23/2014

The debate over sugar substitutes started with the invention of saccharin 135 years ago.  President Theodore Roosevelt’s own doctor recommended replacing his dietary sugar with saccharin for weight loss.  When an FDA commissioner, Harvey Wiley, spoke out against the artificial sweetener as a health hazard, Roosevelt retorted, “Anybody who says saccharin is injurious to health is an idiot.” Since then, researchers have […] Read more »

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Staying Fit On Vacation

By Lori Wright on 08/26/2014

Be Active To Help Stay Fit On Vacation During a recent long-weekend trip to Maine, I began to question “How can I remain fit and healthy while on vacation?” The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the fitness guru who provides the fitness industry’s recommended levels of duration and intensity for exercise, tells us that we want to be: Cardiovascular Exercise Rhythmic […] Read more »

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