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Metabolism

Exercising More Doesn’t Necessarily Lead To Weight Loss

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living

  (Reuters Health) - Increasing physical activity to burn more calories works up to a point, but then the body adjusts to keep energy use stable...

Myths About Metabolism You Really Shouldn't Believe

Thrillist | Posted 01.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Thrillist

By: Nicholas Knock Credit: Lauri Patterson Everyone loves a good scapegoat. If work sucks, you can blame the boss. If the room stinks, you can blam...

9 Ways To Boost Your Metabolism

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 01.18.2016 | Healthy Living

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The Top 8 Things You Can Do For Your Body, Mind And Soul

Oprah.com | Joann Pan | Posted 01.14.2016 | OWN

1. Rev Your Metabolism to Shed Unwanted Weight The best way to do this is to add strength training to your exercise regimen. Your body has to expend...

6 Mistakes That Can Slow Your Metabolism

Oprah.com | Emma Haak | Posted 01.12.2016 | OWN

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The Truth About Skipping Meals (and Why You Need to Stop)

Sam Cannell | Posted 12.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Sam Cannell

Do you constantly find yourself skipping meals because you are just too busy to sit down and eat? Or you've replaced breakfast with your morning coffe...

5 Yoga Poses to Digest and Detox After Thanksgiving

Vyda Bielkus | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Vyda Bielkus

Yoga can be an effective way to help you digest and detox after over-indulging. Even a few minutes of each of these five poses can help you get your belly back on track.

One Big Meal or Two Smaller Ones?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

How important is meal size? How important is timing? Despite what diet plans claim, the science is scant and with conflicting results.

Troubleshooting Climate Change

Mike DeLeonardis | Posted 11.12.2015 | Green
Mike DeLeonardis

We now stand at a crossroads. However unintentional, humans are responsible for climate change. It is time we own up to that and deal with the problem in earnest. For what we do today will forever determine our future trajectory. Could this crisis be the impetus that moves us to the next stage of civilization or to extinction?

Burn More Calories When You Walk

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 10.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

A new study by Nidhi Seethapathi and Manoj Srinivasan, from the Ohio State University, shows that when we change the speed of our pace, and alternate between fast and slow walking, we might burn up to 20 percent more calories.

The Chemicals That Can Affect Your Metabolism

Pernille Jensen | Posted 10.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Pernille Jensen

Chemical exposures can have a significant effect on your metabolism by reducing thyroid hormone levels or impairing thyroid hormone action. Your ...

Why Are Pandas Such Lazy Bastards? Blame Biology

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.13.2015 | Science
Van Winkle's

For starters, giant pandas expend about 38 percent of the same energy as compared to other creatures of the same body mass. To maintain such a low metabolism, they do indeed move slowly.

The Less-Is-More Approach to Working Out

Chantelle Zakariasen | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Chantelle Zakariasen

The excuse for a lack of time is wiped away when we look at the effectiveness of high intensity interval training (HIIT). The metabolic and cardiovascular benefits of this form of training exceed conventional workout wisdom.

How Long Will You Live? Body Size, Heart Rate and Metabolism

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

These observations were then applied to the association of size and longevity. The larger the animal, the lower its metabolism and the longer it lived. Smaller animals have higher metabolic rates and shorter lifespans.

7 Easy Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

Details | Posted 05.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Details

While marathon sweat sessions can certainly kick your metabolism into high gear, there's a faster, better way to rev up your fat-burning potential. Below are seven seriously simple moves that will slash through more calories than minutes.

The Darkness Diet: Melatonin Magic and Nature's Weight Control Program

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Here are three ways you might jumpstart weight loss while working on your food choices and activity level.

My Metabolism Sucks But I Still Lost Weight

Brynn | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Brynn

I used to believe my body was broken. I was convinced my metabolism was weak if not dead. I lost faith in the very thing that I needed the most, my body. It turns out my metabolism is slow, but I beat the odds and I feel amazing.

Insulin Resistance: The Real Reason Why You Aren't Losing Weight

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

Weight problems aren't just about overeating or under exercising -- they're about metabolic changes that are collectively known as insulin resistance.

5 Reasons Why You Need to Quit Your Diet Immediately

Jenny C. Evans | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenny C. Evans

It's not that we lack self-discipline or willpower to be successful. The problem is that dieting couldn't be more opposite to how we're evolutionarily designed to survive and function best. Could you ever imagine our distant ancestors going against their biological drive for survival by purposefully eating less food when it was available?

Do You Have Metabol-Envy?

Lauren Slayton | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Slayton

Yesterday, I sat with a friend, and she said if she could have one wish it would be to be able to eat whatever she wanted and not gain weight. I clari...

The Weird Biology of Chili Peppers, and Why They Really Are Good for You

John McQuaid | Posted 03.28.2015 | Healthy Living
John McQuaid

Capsaicin's positive effects are modest. But they are real. All of this is to say, the obsession with chili pepper heat may be a fad. Or a form of masochism. But it may also reflect -- for once -- popular taste and nutrition in a happy alliance.

Yagana Shah

4 Reasons It's Harder To Lose Weight As You Age -- And What To Do About It

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.09.2014 | Fifty

Weight gain. We've all been there. Yes, you might not have realized it yourself until you noticed all of your peers looking noticeably plump at the hi...

6 Metabolism Hacks For Maximum Calorie Burn

David Zinczenko | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
David Zinczenko

Add mustard to your meal, and feel the burn -- literally! Scientists at England's Oxford Polytechnic Institute found that by eating 1 tsp of mustard can boost the metabolism by up to 25 percent for several hours after eating.

14 Ways To Boost Your Metabolism Faster Than You Can Say 'I Want To Lose Weight'

Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living

By Linda Melone Feel like your metabolism is stuck in slo-mo? Coaxing your body to burn calories more efficiently doesn't require daily Spinning ...

Can Fat Baboons Help Us Understand the 'Obesity Paradox'?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Does our present high-sugar diet do to us what the "garbage dump diet" did to the baboons? Weight gain, pre-diabetes and alarming cholesterol elevations are all results of our diet too. Like the baboons, we humans will certainly respond to dietary insults in a variety of ways.