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CrossFit good for teens, confirms study

Year 10 students at St Philip’s Christian College, Waratah, during their CrossFit class. From left, Thomas Shaw, Sophie Eland, Holly Cutting-Parker …

Artificial flavors are making you hate healthy food

The Dorito didn't start out as the fluorescent cheesy triangle we all know and love. First it was a regular, salted tortilla chip. And it was …

What You Should Really Choose Between Diet And Regular Soda

Trick question! The answer's water.<p>Artificial sweeteners are linked with cancer, right? Turns out, it's not quite that cut and dry.<p>Most of the research into the sweetener-cancer connection is old and underwhelming. For example, a meta-analysis of 50 studies examining the link between saccharin and …

5 Foods You Should Have in Your Fridge

I go to the grocery store at least five times a week. I’m not kidding. (Sidenote: This habit is definitely going to have to change once baby arrives.) I’m one of those people who <i>loves</i> the grocery store. I’ve been known to roam around Whole Foods for hours when I’m bored on a Tuesday night, and I …

Can Eating Right Really Prevent Cancer?

Experts chime in on the diet-disease link.<p>Cancer is scary—mostly because it happens so randomly and seems so totally out of your control. And let us be clear: A cancer diagnosis is never anyone's <i>fault</i>. In fact, a study published earlier this year found that two-thirds of adult cancer incidences can …

Cancer

5 reasons NOT to jump on the gluten-free bandwagon

But is eating gluten, the protein found in wheat that gives our bread dough that stretchy feeling, really making us any less healthy?<p>For a little less than the 1% of the population who have celiac disease, an underdiagnosed autoimmune disorder where eating gluten damages the small intestine, …

Gluten-Free

12 Anti-Inflammatory Foods Everyone Should Be Eating (and Drinking!)

Try these natural ways to combat inflammation.<p>Most of us have searched for the 'diet' that will help us age with grace, prevent disease, lose weight, and optimize our overall health and wellness. But there could be a hidden problem that we are not addressing. A problem that could be causing …

Wellness

In kids, picky eating may be warning sign for mental health problems

Children who are picky eaters may have bigger problems than a lack of a well-balanced diet. A new study finds that kids who make a habit of shunning certain foods are more likely to have symptoms of depression, anxiety and other psychiatric disorders.<p>To be counted as picky eaters, children had to …

Should you walk or run for exercise? Here's what the science says.

<i>Welcome to</i> Dear Julia<i>, a weekly column where readers can submit everyday health questions on anything from the science of hangovers to the mysteries of back pain. Julia Belluz will sift through the research and consult with experts in the field to figure out how science can help us live happier and</i> …

Nutritionists Share the 9 Most Common Weight-Loss Mistakes Their Clients Make

Make sure you’re not doing any of them!<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>If you're no stranger to the struggles of trying to lose weight, the solution might be a few tweaks to your regimen. We enlisted the expertise of three nutritionists …

Fitness

7 Nutrients (Besides Fiber and Protein!) That Can Help You Lose Weight

Time to revise that grocery list!<p>Even if your diet is a fruit-and veggie-packed rainbow of healthiness, you could still be missing out on vitamins and nutrients that are essential for getting you closer to your goal weight, says Jessica Cording, R.D., a dietitian in New York City. In order to lose …

Nutrition

7 Ways You're Unintentionally Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Goals

Does this sound like you? You eat healthy foods most of the time, you work out, you take your vitamins and supplements, and yet you’re still not reaching the goals you’ve set out for yourself. You feel like you’re doing all the right things, but the weight just won’t come off. No, it’s not your …

13 Fun Ways to Work Out With Your Dog

Dogs make the best workout buddies. They never complain about hills or cancel on you last-minute. And they’re always stoked to follow you out the …

Motivate Yourself with a Personal Weight Loss Mantra

Self-motivation is one of the keys to successful weight loss. But how do you keep yourself motivated when faced with food temptations or a lack of …

Why Strength Is a Matter of Life and Death

Your doctor can predict your future health and longevity with a simple test on an inexpensive machine. So why isn’t every doctor using it?<p>If you had seen me walking into my doctor’s office on the morning of May 18, 2015, your first thought wouldn’t have been, “That fat dad sure needs to lose some …

Biomedicine

Aspen Institute speaker: Go vegan to reduce Alzheimer’s risk

Eating a bunch of meat and cheese is like adding bullets to a gun's chamber for Russian roulette when it comes to Alzheimer's disease, according to a …

Alzheimer's Disease

We’re Eating Less Calories But Are Fatter Than Ever

The good news: Americans are consuming less calories. The bad news: obesity rates are through the roof. What gives?<p>Americans are getting some …

How Diet Coke Affects Your Body In 60 Minutes

People watching their weight will often reach for a Diet Coke in a bid to "be good" and cut down their sugar intake, but is this type of beverage all …

Diabetes

These Are the Worst Pizzas in America

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The common oil that science now shows is worse than sugar

If you think that sugar is the unhealthiest thing you can eat, you're wrong. Apparently, the Worst Food on the Planet Award should actually go to soybean oil, suggests new findings published in the journal PLoS One.<p>Setting up a sort of dietary cage match, researchers fed mice a series of diets each …

How Did We Get So Fat And Is There Hope?

While I will be writing on Forbes mostly about the technology and the Human Internet of Things (HIoT) in health and wellness, I thought it was really important to get at the fundamental reasons we are so fat. Earlier, I wrote an article “Four fundamental shifts required for improved population …

Nutrition

What my fitness journey taught me about my professional path

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>Ever since I was a teenager, I wanted to do an Ironman. I was …

What 5 Amazing Athletes Eat for Breakfast

What does the breakfast of champions really look like? We asked five incredible athletes (from an ultrarunner to a yogi) how they fuel up in the …

7 products the food industry has convinced you are healthy

Your trusty vitamin water is actually loaded with sugar, but what else would you expect from a Coca-Cola product?<p>Science has come a long way toward identifying what kills us, but we are still a longer way from knowing what keeps us going. It is in the murky gray areas that charlatans lurk, peddling …

This 12-minute workout plan will make intense exercise fun and easy to do

Short bursts of high-intensity training can provide results similar to or even better than a longer, lower-intensity gym session. Small amounts of vigorous exercise can add years to your life, all while providing the mental well-being and cardiovascular benefits that come from working out.<p>The …