1. Obesity Affects about 40 percent of American Adults

    Obesity affects about 40 percent of American adults, an estimated 93.3 million adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a serious public health problem, increasing the risk of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain cancers. One major reason people gain…Read More

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    How Do Americans Rate Their Healthy Behaviors?

    Seven out of 10 Americans rate their health-related behaviors and attitudes to be good or excellent, according to a survey released by the American Osteopathic Association. The survey was conducted by The Harris Poll questioned 2,032 U.S. adults. Participants were asked about their work, sleep, and …Read More

  3. Exercise Outdoors

    Exercising outdoors provides more stress relief than working out indoors, according to researchers at the University of Roehampton in the U.K. The studies found the indoor groups’ stress levels were reported, on a 1-to-5 scale at 2.42 prior to exercise, falling 8% to 2.23 afterward. By contrast, t…Read More

  4. Even a Little Exercise Can Lengthen Your Life

    Exercise, even a little, can lengthen your life. Norwegian researchers also found that too much sitting was associated with a higher risk of early death. The study analyzed data from eight studies that included more than 36,000 adults, aged 40 and older, who were followed for an average of almost si…Read More

  5. Take a Walk…a Brisk Walk

    Walking is known to be one of the best exercises to stay fit, but the speed a person walks may help them live longer, according to a study at the Mayo Clinic. People, from underweight to obese, have a longer life expectancy if they walk more briskly compared to those in the same weight category who …Read More

  6. Let’s Get Moving and Uproot Our Couch Potatoes

    The amount of time people spend sitting has increased over the past few years. Sedentary behavior has serious implications for our health, so let's get up and get moving!   Interested in LeAnn Thieman's keynote speaking, training and workshops? Email lthieman@leannthieman.com.…Read More