Recent research published in theAmerican
Journal of Lifestyle Medicinesuggests that consuming purple and blue
foods, such as purple cabbage, eggplant, raisins, Concord grapes and 100% grape
juice, may help Americans get more of the nutrients they need and consume
healthier diets (McGill et al 2011).
In this study, researchers examined
the diets of more than 15,000 adults and children and found that in general,
those who consumed purple and blue produce ate more fruit and had healthier
diets compared to those who did not eat purple and blue produce.
Study: 42% Will Be Obese by 2030 -- News Review From Harvard Medical School
2012-05-15 - General Health
A new study says 42% of U.S. adults will be obese by 2030. Just over
one-third are obese now. The new study says the rate of increase in
obesity is slowing down. But even the smaller increases will add up.
Also by 2030, about 11% of Americans will be severely obese, the study
predicts. That's at least 100 pounds overweight. People who are severely
obese have the greatest increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and
other illnesses. The new research was presented at a health conference.
The Associated Press wrote about it May 7.
Running is one of the best ways to lose fat and improve fitness. Many people prefer running on a treadmill at home or in the gym because its more convenient than running on the track or at the park.
A University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire study found that people burn more calories and consume more oxygen when they run on a treadmill at a 1% grade and a self-selected pace compared to when they run on the track. Treadmills force you to exercise at a specific pace, while you can slow down when you get tired on a track.