Limited time to exercise? Weekend warriors still benefit
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Limited time to exercise? Weekend warriors still benefit

From BMJ 14th January 2017 Although guidelines recommend spreading exercise throughout the week, weekend warriors, who compress the recommended amount into the weekend, still experience substantial benefits. JAMA Internal Medicine reported that risk of death from all causes were 30% down, cardiovascular disease deaths were 40% down  and cancer deaths were 18% down, compared to … Continue reading

Weight loss increases hunger: a major obstacle for maintenance
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Weight loss increases hunger: a major obstacle for maintenance

We  know about the issue of slowed metabolism after weight loss due to the lean muscle mass loss that goes along with fat loss. This is one reason why higher protein/low carb diets work better than low fat diets; because muscle mass is maintained better. Well, new information from Diabetes in Control backs up what some of … Continue reading

Weight plateaus are a normal, but frustrating,  feature of your weight loss journey
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Weight plateaus are a normal, but frustrating, feature of your weight loss journey

 Here are some words of wisdom and encouragement from a health care professional who knows how discouraging weight loss plateaus can be. Don’t let weight stabilisation lead you to jack in your efforts. When Losing Weight, Warn ‘em! Diabetes in Control November 8th 2016 I work in obesity medicine. As many of us know, losing … Continue reading

Most people need a minimum of one hour exercise a day
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Most people need a minimum of one hour exercise a day

How Much Exercise Compensates for Sitting at a Desk for eight Hours A Day? Diabetes in Control August 27th 2016 At least an hour of physical activity needed to offset risk for several chronic conditions and mortality Sedentary behavior has been associated with increased risk of several chronic conditions and mortality. However, it is unclear … Continue reading

Dr Sheri Colberg: Why insulin does not always work predictably
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Dr Sheri Colberg: Why insulin does not always work predictably

  Head Scratching Days with Insulin Action Changes From Diabetes in Control August 6th, 2016 by Dr. Sheri Colberg, Ph.D., FACSM The topic of insulin action (resistance and sensitivity) has come up multiple times over the years in my articles, but it is admittedly much more complex than I often make it out to be. … Continue reading