Joann Waites

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Overeating Makes You Fat and Diabetic Faster Than You Think

A study published Wednesday in the <i>Journal of Translational Medicine</i> proves that obesity and Type 2 diabetes are even more closely linked to high …

These men ate 6,000 calories a day for science

A group of healthy guys recently took on a task some people would envy: They consumed 6,000 calories a day, for science. Now, as a result of this study, scientists say they have a better idea of why people who are obese also tend to develop diabetes.<p>In the study, six middle-age men who were either …

Diabetes

Former Plus-Size Model Leah Kelley Shares Her 'Body Evolution': I'm Finally Someone Who Is 'Happy in Her Own Skin'

Leah Kelley was forced to gain weight to make it in the plus-size modeling industry, a situation that led to major campaigns, but, ultimately, took a …

The Secret To The Perfect Plank

The plank is sort of the Kate Moss of fitness. It goes in and out of the spotlight, but it never goes out of style — and with good reason. It gets …

Workouts

The 7-Minute Ab Workout

This awesome routine leaves no core muscle untouched<p>Back in the 90s, “8-Minute Abs” was all the rage for a while. It even led to a joke: “You know what’s better than 8-Minute Abs?”<p>“7-Minute Abs!”<p>No, it wasn’t funny, and of course we all know you can’t get great abs in 7 minutes. (Or 8 minutes.)<p>But …

5 Apps That Are Better Than A Personal Trainer

<i>By: Joe Oliveto</i><p><i>Credit: iStock</i><p>Tech geekery and fitness have historically gone together like socks and sandals: they just don't.<p>But conventional wisdom no longer applies now that we've all got devices in our pockets. If the apps below are any indication, this geekery can help us get in the best shape …

Experts: Surprisingly Little Running Extends Lifespan

New report summarizes best research on running and health.<p>Running six miles per week appears to improve longevity by three to six years and reduces the risk of several chronic diseases, according to a review of research published in <i>Mayo Clinic Proceedings</i>.<p>A distinguished group of U.S.-based …

Loosen up: exercises to keep backache at bay

There is a common misconception that core strength is all about sit-ups and a six-pack. “In fact, it’s the deeper muscles in your core that support your lower back,” says Fiona Troup, clinic director at Six Physio in London. “These are best strengthened with more subtle exercises that keep them …

Pain