That's right! The US and Japan lead the world in populations of centenarians as a population growing 20x the rate of the total population by 2050. In 1950, there were only a few thousand over the age of 100 while today there are an estimated 340,000 worldwide . Why is this? Demographers ... Read More about 100+: the fastest growing age segment!
With the endless cycles of yo-yo dieting among Americans seeking weight-loss, what gives? Celebrities such as Oprah have shelved the concept of "diet" and begun seeking something more important than weight loss: health. An article entitled, "Tossing Out the Diet and Embracing the Fat" found in last ... Read More about Quit to get ahead?
I hear this excuse on a daily basis, even from my husband. But let's call a spade a spade: an excuse is just that...an excuse. Not to be mistaken for a reason. Even in working with a low-income population in rural America, it's my job to make proper nutrition a feasible reality to everyone and on ... Read More about Fiction: Eating healthy is too expensive
I am a self-proclaimed foodie. I love eating, I love cooking, and I love restaurants. I love it all. When my friends and I are planning a get-together, it typically involves a restaurant. And same goes for many people. Forbes published a recent article on women and the competitiveness surrounding ... Read More about Food competition
Those rodents…they’re always reaping the benefits of new weight-loss drugs. Luckily for them, the drugs many times work effectively and they are left sans a few ounces and moving up the hierarchy of rodent hood, strutting their improved sleek, trim bodies. Research at Indiana University, lead by ... Read More about Rodents get hooked up…again
If you want to boost your activity level, lose weight, and have a great time doing it…a dog may be your answer. Robert Kushner, professor of medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, co-authored a study looking into the effects of dog ownership on activity level...and subsequently, weight ... Read More about 6 legs are better than 2
Well, we've gone and out-done ourselves...again. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has published results of the 2008 obesity rates in America. Please consult the picture and legend of the U.S. for a depressing sight. Congratulations (not!) to Oklahoma for being one of THE top 5 fattest states. ... Read More about Move to Colorado
While results are deemed premature, dieting monkeys may offer hope for living longer. In similarly conducted studies involving mice, favorable results were produced. When consuming 30% less calories than their uncontrolled counterparts, mice have been seen to have significant increases in longevity ... Read More about Monkey see…monkey do?