eNews on Prevention, Wellness & Lifestyle
Jan. 15, 2014

Study: Exercise could help you maintain work-life balance
The Huffington Post
Carving out time for exercise in your day could help you feel more in control of your work-life balance, according to a new study. "The idea sounds counterintuitive. How is it that adding something else to our work day helps to alleviate stress and empower us to deal with work-family issues?" study researcher Russell Clayton, an assistant professor of management at Saint Leo University, said in a statement.More

Learn 1 perfect exercise that can supplement your workout
The Dallas Morning News
Gotta love January. Beguiling and bewitching, she beckons with possibilities of fitness, of health, of habits broken and of others made. And for some, it brings the elusive hope of something that will help us achieve those goals: The one perfect exercise. It works every muscle! It's user-friendly! Improves cardio! Makes you look hip and buff! It's a tantalizing idea, but it's not gonna happen, says Dr. Benjamin Levine, director of the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine at Texas Health Presbyterian.More

Only 1 in 4 young teens meets US fitness guidelines
Denver Post
Young teens aren't exactly embracing the government's Let's Move mantra, the latest fitness data suggest. Only 1 in 4 U.S. kids aged 12 to 15 meet the recommendations — an hour or more of moderate to vigorous activity every day. The results are based on about 800 kids who self-reported their activity levels and had physical exams as part of the 2012 National Youth Fitness Survey. More

7 ways to keep alcohol from wrecking your diet
Health.com via CNN
Over the years, many of my clients have confided that too many cocktails on the weekend, followed by alcohol-induced overeating, cancels out their work-week healthy eating efforts. And as a result, instead of seeing results, they remain "stuck" in a weight loss plateau. Sound familiar? This trend is supported by a new U.K. survey, which found that in a single evening out on the town, 40 percent of women consume about 1,000 calories in alcohol alone.More

Nutritionists rank the best diets of 2014
The Boston Globe
Too often, we're reading a magazine, a blog post, or chatting with a friend about the latest diet craze, and suddenly we've started a new diet regimen without doing any research. Our tunnel vision focuses around the end goal — losing weight. In its fourth annual ranking, U.S. News & World Report assembled a panel of nutritionists and health experts to review 38 diets, from well-known contenders such as Weight Watchers to the more recently popular Paleo Diet. More

Study: Exercise could help you maintain work-life balance
The Huffington Post
Carving out time for exercise in your day could help you feel more in control of your work-life balance, according to a new study. More

US News lists 'best' diets for 2014
ABC News
This is the most popular time of year to start a new diet, but with so many plans on the market, how can you tell which ones might be right for you?More

Inhale, exhale: Proper breathing techniques
By Jeff White
There's one thing we all do from the moment we are born to our last second on earth: breathe. We all know how important exercise to our overall health, but breathing properly is just as important.More

Vitamins can help prevent heart attacks
The Huffington Post
A series of articles published on Dec. 17 in a prestigious medical journal, The Annals of Internal Medicine, received a lot of press because of an editorial entitled, "Enough is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements." It's safe to say that many reporters and commentators did not actually read the studies, because the data published actually revealed the opposite, at least for heart disease and for cancer in men.More

Are supplements a waste of money?
Fox News
Several years ago supplements, including vitamins and minerals, weren't something you found in every household. But in recent years the supplement industry has exploded into one of the fastest growing industries in the world, with revenue for nutritional supplements alone reaching about $32 billion in 2012, according to Forbes. More

Vitamin supplements could be altering your DNA
Care2
Do you take daily vitamin supplements? It's no surprise if you do. It seems intuitive to presume that intake of a substance which corrects a deficiency would be beneficial for your health. Plus the global supplement industry is valued at $68 billion, with the vitamin segment accounting for the largest source of revenue in that industry. More

Coffee as a memory booster
The New York Times
In addition to its other well-known effects, a cup of coffee might improve your memory. Researchers had 73 men and women volunteers who did not habitually consume caffeine study pictures of flowers, musical instruments and other objects. After they were done, they gave 35 of them a pill containing 200-milligrams of caffeine &mdahs; the amount found in one to two cups of coffee — and the rest an identical looking placebo. More

Report: Many younger US adults skipping flu shots
Reuters
Just over a third of U.S. adults ages 18 to 65 got the flu shot during the 2012-13 flu season, according to an analysis released, and if that trend holds for the current flu season, many adults may be at risk. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most prevalent flu strain this season is H1N1 — the same strain that caused the 2009 pandemic and afflicts otherwise healthy children and young adults.More