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How Your Fitness Tracker Sabotages Your Diet

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, Weight Loss by INH Research0 Comments

Popular wearable activity monitors like Fitbits track your steps and count how many calories you’ve burned. But they don’t help you lose weight.

In fact, you may shed more fat without them.

That’s the surprising finding of the first long-term study examining the effects of fitness tracking devices. It was recently published in JAMA.1,2

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‘Spare Tire’ Worse for Heart Than ‘Love Handles,’ Study Finds

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If you’re carrying extra weight, it’s better to have “love handles” than a “spare tire.”

That’s the take-home message of a new study that shows belly fat is worse for your heart than flab elsewhere.1 A lot worse.

Researchers collected data on 1,106 men and women whose average age was 45. Scientists measured subcutaneous adipose fat. This is fat just under the skin.

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Why You Should Never Eat in Front of the TV

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Eating dinner in front of the TV is a nightly ritual for many people. But a new study shows that it may damage your health.

Researchers found it can be bad for you even if you only have it on the background.1

University of Minnesota scientists examined videos of 120 families eating dinner. The researchers noted whether the TV was on and what their meals consisted of.

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80-Year-Old Male Model’s Secret for Successful Aging

In All Health Watch, Anti-Aging, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, General Health, Longevity by INH Research0 Comments

Wang Deshun is widely known as China’s “hottest grandpa.” He burst onto the international fashion scene last year as runway model…at age 80.1

His chiseled body and energetic step seem like those of a teenager. As he struts on stage, women of all ages swoon and shout in adoration at the sight of his thin waist and broad chest.

Off stage, everybody has one question for Wang: How does he defy aging?

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Doing This at the Gym Twice a Week Makes You More Intelligent

In All Health Watch, Cognitive Health, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, Nootropics and Brain Support by INH Research0 Comments

Stop calling the weightlifters at your gym “muscle heads.” It turns out they may be smarter than you think

A new study shows for the first time that weightlifting can make you more intelligent.1

Australian researchers found that muscle strength is directly related to brain function. They designed a randomized double-blind placebo study of 100 seniors with mild cognitive impairment.

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Can’t Get to 10,000 Steps? Don’t Sweat It

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Fitness gurus have been preaching for years that we should take at least 10,000 steps a day for good health. And with the popularity of Fitbits and other personal trackers, the quest to reach that goal has become an obsession with some people.

But new research shows that if you don’t reach that daily target, you shouldn’t sweat it. There’s an easy way to get the same fitness benefits from far fewer steps: Simply walk faster.

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