Category Archives: Diet and Nutrition

Health Tip: Get Fit This Fall

Don’t let that bulky sweater inhibit exercise (HealthDay News) — The crisp fall weather and colorful leaves make great reasons to get outside and exercise. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these autumn fitness suggestions: Rake up the leaves in your yard. Start a game of touch football with family, neighbors and friends. Kick…

Sugar ‘n’ Spice Not Always Nice

Allergies to cinnamon, vanilla and more can put a crimp on everyday life THURSDAY, Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) — Spice allergy affects up to 3 percent of people and can seriously restrict their everyday activities, an expert says. Spices are one of the most widely used products and are found in foods, cosmetics and dental…

Hispanics More Heart-Healthy Than Other Americans: Study

Poor diets and obesity are still common, however TUESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) — Hispanic Americans meet more heart-healthy goals than other racial and ethnic groups in the United States, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 16,000 Hispanic-American adults of Cuban, Dominican, Puerto Rican, Mexican, and Central and South American origins…

Health Tip: Talking to Your Doctor About Weight

Questions to focus on (HealthDay News) — It can be embarrassing to talk with your doctor about weight. But he or she can help you choose a weight-loss plan, including specifics on any diet or lifestyle changes you’ll need to make. The Weight-Control Information Network offers these pointers for a weight-loss discussion between you and…

Losing Weight May Improve Sleep Quality

Shedding pounds through diet alone or diet and exercise aided shuteye, researchers say TUESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) — Losing weight can help people who are overweight get a better night’s sleep, according to a new study. And sleep quality seems to improve whether the weight loss is achieved through dieting alone or by combining…