Exercise Alone Won’t Halt Weight Gain

(DGIwire) A recent study published recently in the British Journal of Sports Medicine looked at the exercise patterns and weight of more than 19,000 adults over a 22 year period. The researchers found that almost everyone gained weight during that time and that only those that exceeded all current recommendations were able to avoid significant […]

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

(DGIwire) — Sleep apnea, narcolepsy and insomnia are just a few of the disorders that keep people from getting enough sleep. Nearly half of all Americans reported having difficulty sleeping.  According to The National Commission on Sleep Disorders, lack of sleep can be expensive.  They estimate that sleep deprivation costs 150 billion a year in […]

Obesity is Becoming Normal

 (DGIwire) — Europe is following a trend which started here in the United States. The World Health Organization (WHO), issued an obesity report for Europe. They looked at obesity levels in the 53 countries that comprise the European Region and found the results very disturbing, saying that up to 27 percent of 13-year-olds and 33 […]

What Your Diet is Probably Missing

(DGIwire) — Most health gurus will say that you need variety in your diet and the greater the variety the better.  However, from a nutrition standpoint, all foods are not created equal and you need to focus on the most nutrient-dense choices possible. This means that processed man-made junk food is totally out. “It has been […]

The Link Between Wealth, Fast Food & Obesity

(DGIwire) — Researchers from the University of Michigan collected data suggesting a correlation between the number of fast food restaurants and obesity rates.  This may sound like old news but scope of the data they analyzed is impressive and their conclusions compelling. In the study, they looked at 26 wealthy nations.  It is the wealthy […]

Do Carbs Really Make Us Fat?

(DGIwire) –People often wonder if carbohydrates really make us fat.  It is important to know that not all carbohydrates are created equal when it comes to how our bodies are able to process them. All carbohydrates, complex or simple are digested and converted to blood sugar. The greater the amount consumed the higher blood sugar […]

Can Man Live on Coffee Alone?

(DGIwire) — A study done in 2005 by researchers at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania concluded that the top source of antioxidants in the average American diet comes from coffee.  In fact, there was really no runner-up as nothing else even comes close.  Black tea came in second place but it was beaten by […]

Who Says You Need To Reduce Your Sugar Consumption?

(DGIwire) — The World Health Organization (WHO) has just released a new recommendation regarding sugar consumption which is sure to get some deserved attention.  They reduced their previous recommendation by half saying that sugar in its various forms should be no more than 5% of your total caloric intake. WHO reviewed around 9000 studies and […]

The Gap Between Diet Intention and Results

  (DGIwire) — Once again, surveys show that losing weight is one of the top New Year resolutions.  These same surveys also show that over 60% of those who made the resolution last year failed but will still make the same resolution this year. An AARP survey of 1006 adults found that over 50% are […]

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