Commitment devices are an increasingly popular weight-loss method, especially among economists. However, new research from Nicholas Burger and John Lynham indicates that betting on your own ability to lose weight may not be a sure thing.
Tony Horton is one of the most visible people — if not the most visible person — in all of American fitness. The credit for that goes to his work creating P90X, the most successful home fitness program of all time.
You've committed to squeezing in a workout between your commute and your desk job, but before you embark on this new regimen, you want to know: when's the best time to exercise to ensure you're getting the most out of it?
A key player in the country’s weight-loss industry deserves a formal caution for violating advertising rules, a professional appeal board in Ontario has ruled.
In a decision released Thursday, the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board dismissed a protest by Dr. Stanley Bernstein, who wanted the caution thrown out.
“That part of the decision requiring [Dr. Bernstein] to attend the college in person to be cautioned for his use of testimonials, comparatives, and superlatives in his advertising is confirmed,” the review board said.
Could therapeutic fasting be a solution to many lifestyle diseases such as obesity, diabetes and cancer? The director of a renowned German clinic is convinced of it.
Françoise Wilhelmi de Toledo combines a passion for her subject with a precision when discussing it that one would expect of a doctor and scientist with a raft of publications to her name.
“Real medicine is lifestyle, it is how we live,” she says. “Drugs, any drugs, must be complementary to that.”
Researchers have uncovered more reason to believe that properly managed diet and exercise can help overweight, obese and severely obese people lose weight, two studies have suggested.The studies, published in Wednesday's print edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association, show that behavioral changes can have a significant impact, in contrast to increasingly popular surgical interventions, such as gastric bypass procedures.Both studies used pre-packaged meals as part of their evaluations, and offered financial incentives to those participating.