How Even A Small Weight Reduction Can Yield Big Health Benefits

(DGIwire) — According to the Endocrine Society, over 75% of American adults are overweight, obese or extremely obese. In addition, almost 23% of adults are considered to have metabolic syndrome. Overweight is defined as having a BMI of 25-30, obese as a BMI of 30-40 and extremely obese as a BMI of 40 or higher. […]

You’ve Got to Move It, Move It!

(DGIwire) — Lately studies and articles about the health problems associated with sitting and prolonged periods of inactivity have been getting some headlines. It’s definitely worth everyone’s attention because it appears the problems can be easily counteracted, but not in the way one might think. “The typical activity of remaining hunter-gatherers in the world today would be […]

What Your Waist Says About Your Health

(DGIwire) — Is your weight causing problems for your life…or lifestyle?  Some people aren’t sure.  Do scales tell the whole story?  Although widely used as a calculator for idea weight, BMI or a measure of your body mass index is not a definitive measure, either.  Perhaps your family and friends tell you that you look […]

Does Calorie Restriction Boost Longevity?

(DGIwire)   You may have heard in the past that restricting calories increases lifespan.  Previous research has shown that caloric restriction extended the lifespan of yeast, flies, worms and some strains of mice.  You may also have heard that scientists from the National Institute on Aging found that calorie restriction did not extend lifespan for rhesus […]

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