eNews on Prevention, Wellness & Lifestyle
Mar. 26, 2014

When moms exercise, so do kids
CBS News
The less physically active a mother is, the more likely her child will be sedentary early in life, according to a new paper published in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. For the study, researchers examined activity levels of 554 mothers, along with their 4-year-olds, all enrolled in the Southampton Women's Survey, a population-based cohort in Southampton, U.K. To assess activity levels, both mothers and children in the study wore a device for about a week that measured heart rate and body movement.More

How to exercise outside with spring allergies
The Huffington Post
No doubt many of us are shooing off the last remnants of winter and rejoicing that it's finally spring. Good riddance, bulky coats and stuffy gyms. Welcome, t-shirts and jogs outside, where it's lukewarm, flowery and full of people who are equally jazzed to be walking without shivering. Hallelujah.More

20-second workout: Is 'fast exercise' the best thing for you?
ABC News
In an age of instant gratification where we want everything fast, from fast food to fast fashion, we expect the same from our workouts. There was the seven-minute workout. Then the four-minute workout. But what if you could burn fat and be healthier even faster? Enter the 20-second workout. More

What's new about dieting in 2014?
By Archita Datta Majumdar
More than two-thirds of adults in the U.S. fall within the obesity radar — a grim notion for a country that is also known for its cardiac and diabetic issues. Health experts and doctors are constantly focused on better and healthier diets that will enable people to keep their weight healthy. These diets are many and varied and change from time to time as more research comes to light about what can improve health. As times change, we learn more about foods and their ingredients through the aid of science, and this helps to design and create the latest diet trends as well.More

Science compared every diet, and the winner is real food
The Atlantic
Flailing in the swell of bestselling diet books, infomercials for cleanses and secret tips in glossy magazines, is the credibility of nutrition science. Watching thoroughly-credentialed medical experts tout the addition or subtraction of one nutrient as deliverance — only to change the channel and hear someone equally-thoroughly-credentialed touting the opposite — it can be tempting to write off nutrition advice altogether. More

10 ways to keep your diet GMO-free
Upwave via CNN
It seems like everyone is talking about the dangers of genetically modified organisms these days. But what are GMOs exactly? They're the result of a laboratory process that inserts genes from one species into the genes of another to obtain a desired trait or characteristic (e.g., fast-growing salmon). Jeffrey M. Smith says several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with genetically modified food, including infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, faulty insulin regulation and changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system.More

When moms exercise, so do kids
CBS News
The less physically active a mother is, the more likely her child will be sedentary early in life, according to a new paper published in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.More

Golden rules of exercise and eating
health24
People who exercise regularly need to eat enough — and enough of the right foods — if they want to reap the most reward from all their hard work.More

How to diet like a man and lose more weight
Health.com via Fox News
You've been sweating away on the elliptical for months and obsessing over your diet (kale again?), and the scale is at a standstill.More

Is vitamin D the answer to auto-immune diseases?
Health24
Vitamin D is the buzzword in nutrition and medicine at the moment. The more research done, the more important vitamin D becomes. The latest emphasis on vitamin D suggests that it may be able to provide a "miracle cure" for up to 18 auto-immune diseases ranging from multiple sclerosis, diabetes, coeliac disease, asthma and autism, to schizophrenia. More

Benefits of spirulina: What it is and why you should incorporate it into your diet
Medical Daily
Spirulina: It's categorized as a "superfood" because of its immense health qualities. It is a blue-green algae that is rich in protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and is said to help protect against cell damage. While much of the evidence supporting these claims are anecdotal, animal and test tube studies do suggest that spirulina can increase the production of antibodies, increase immunity, help to ward off infections and possible cancer. More

Can what you eat affect your mental health? New research links diet and the mind
The Washington Post
Jodi Corbitt had been battling depression for decades and by 2010 had resigned herself to taking antidepressant medication for the rest of her life. Then she decided to start a dietary experiment. To lose weight, the 47-year-old Catonsville, Md., mother stopped eating gluten, a protein found in wheat and related grains. Within a month she had shed several pounds — and her lifelong depression.More

Study: E-cigarettes may not help smokers quit
Reuters via Fox News
A small U.S. study raises new questions about whether using electronic cigarettes will lead people to quit smoking, adding to the debate over how tightly the products should be regulated. The study, which looked at the habits of 88 smokers who also used e-cigarettes, was published as a research letter in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.More

Study fuels debate on linking dietary fats to heart disease
The Boston Globe
Decades after Americans began switching from whole milk to skim, from butter to olive oil, and from red meat to turkey breast — all in an effort to cut saturated fat — nutrition researchers have concluded that saturated fat might not be so bad for our hearts after all. A new study that received a lot of attention that analyzed a trove of data from 27 clinical trials and 49 population studies and found no difference in heart disease rates among those who had the least amount of saturated fat compared to those who consumed the most.More