Weight Loss

Fatter legs linked to reduce risk of high blood pressure

Have you been blasting your thighs in an attempt to get the perfect set of ‘pins’ for summer? If you have fat legs, it turns out it might not be such a bad thing.


Marian Keyes on fat-shaming and ageist people

The Irish author is unapologetic about her obsession with beauty products, and says fat-shaming has to stop.


‘Skinny gene’ offers hope to those battling the bulge

Scientists have isolated a gene that appears to help keep skinny people slim, potentially providing new treatments for obesity.


Australian researchers discover link between weight and Alzheimer’s

Australian researchers have found a link between obesity and shrinkage in an area of the brain responsible for memory and learning – the hippocampus.


Researchers find surprising reason for weight gain

New study shows poor air quality alters human gut bacteria and can contribute to weight gain.


Benefits of weightlifting for seniors

There is this misconception that older aged individuals should stay away from any strenuous activities that could build strength such as weightlifting. This couldn’t be further from the truth. A review of 126 scientifically backed articles has concluded that there are 78 benefits of strength training for older adults.

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Study discovers that ‘yoyo dieting’ could be good for you

Repeatedly losing and regaining weight may lead to improved insulin levels and lower body fat percentages.


New study discovers the reason why we gain weight as we age

Many people struggle to keep their weight in check as they get older. Now we know why.


Blood test could help millions of Aussies struggling to lose weight

The concept of ‘personal nutrition’ is building momentum after an international study showed vastly different reactions to the same diet.


Can you be overweight and healthy?

Can you be overweight and healthy? While health experts aren’t quite sure about the answer to this question, most agree that being overweight is not good for you.

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Five food mistakes to avoid if you're trying to lose weight

Many people wonder why they’re not losing weight when they follow a strict diet and an exercise routine. This might be why.


Ten habits of people who lose weight and keep it off

Most people know that reaching a healthy weight boils down to eating right and being active. Sounds simple, but how do you turn those principles into daily habits?

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