Carolyn Ottes

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Sugar isn’t just making us fat, it’s making us sick

Children are manifesting increased rates of adult diseases like hypertension or high triglycerides. And they are getting diseases that used to be unheard of in children, like Type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease. So why is this happening?<p>Everyone assumes this is the result of the obesity …

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Exercising when you’re 40 may be the most important time to slow aging

We all know that exercise is critical to staying healthy and living longer. New research suggests that exercising after age 40, in whatever dose, may be the most critical time of all.<p>Paul Loprinzi and Jeremy Loenneke of the University of Mississippi<i>,</i> and Elizabeth Blackburn of the University of …

Fitness Wearables Are Not Reaching The Right Users—But They Could

<i>Guest author Kerri McMaster is the co-founder and chief strategy officer for Performance Lab.</i><p>The promise of fitness wearables is their capacity to raise the population’s health and wellness, primarily by making users aware of their lack of activity or sleep. But, as it turns out, the main users of …

The Week in Review: Chocolate, Bacon & Other Sinful Foods

For the purposes of this post, “sinful foods” are foods that taste wonderful but are also full of calories and/or have negative health implications. With that said, this week was a good and bad week for this kind of sustenance.<p><b>The Good:</b> <br>Wednesday was #NationalChocolateDay, in honor of the usually …

9 Best Sources Of Protein You Need To Know About

You probably know protein is an important part of a healthful diet, but are you really getting enough? Protein is required to keep your body running …

Cutting sugar 'can improve health in nine days'

Doctors say a new study provides 'the strongest evidence to date' that sugar causes health risks, regardless of whether it increases calorie intake<p>Reducing sugar in diets even without cutting calories or losing weight can dramatically improve health in as little as nine days, a study suggests.<p>"I …