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The Verdict Is In: Energy Expenditure Is Not The Problem, It's Our Food
July 26, 2012 | YourWeight | A.McCarthy
Modern lifestyles are generally quite different from those of our hunter-gatherer ancestors, a fact that some claim as the cause of the current rise in global obesity, but new results published in the open access journal PLoS ONE find that there is no difference between the energy expenditure of modern hunter-gatherers and Westerners, casting doubt on this theory.


Pre-Season Fitness Makes No Difference To Risk of Injury
July 23, 2012 | Fitness | Editor
But the type of sport played and gender did, according to a new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation, Therapy & Technology. This study into varsity athletics found that women had a shorter time to injury than men and that certain sports, such as volleyball, also had a significantly shorter time to injury than others, such as hockey or basketball.


New Research Says Do At Least These 3 Things If You Want To Lose Weight
July 16, 2012 | YourWeight | Editor
Women who want to lose weight should faithfully do at least three things especially at lunch suggests new research from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.


Are You More Likely To Gain Weight If You Have Friends Heavier Than You Are?
July 15, 2012 | YourWeight | Editor
It may not be a reason to shed your larger friends, but if you want to get slim, a new study suggests you should at least be aware that your friends may have a big influence on your weight.


Your Doctor Should Ask How Far You Walk, What You Eat, Not How Much You Weigh
July 9, 2012 | YourWeight | Editor
Doctors should be asking patients how far they walk and what they eat rather than what they weigh or what their blood pressure is, since exercise habits are far more important to their health, say experts.


The Number One Reason So Many Women Have Trouble Losing Weight
July 3, 2012 | YourWeight | D.Mihalovic
If I were to have a penny for every woman that comes into my office with a weight loss complaint, I would be taking many more vacations. Thousands of women have expressed their inability to lose weight no matter how hard they diet, exercise or eat ‘healthy.’ While there are many variables and circumstances that cause this difficulty, there is one factor that persists more than any other.



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