Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Exercise News You Don't Want to Hear

Exercise: The News You Don't Want to Hear
Huffington Post
I exercise regularly. I think you should too, no matter who you are. I think exercise is the greatest anti-aging activity on the planet. And the data are clear: Exercise can help with depression, lower the risk for heart disease and cancer, and reduce the risk and complications of diabetes. It can even grow new brain cells. What it can't do is cause you to lose weight....

Report Brief - Institute of Medicine: "The responsibility for building a continuously learning health care system rests on many shoulders because the stakes are high. As the IOM committee reports, every missed opportunity for improving health care results in unnecessary suffering. By one estimate, almost 75,000 needless deaths could have been averted in 2005 if every state had delivered care on par with the best performing state. Current waste diverts resources; the committee estimates $750 billion in unnecessary health spending in 2009 alone."

Waste in the Health Care System
New York Times
A new report from a panel of experts convened by the Institute of Medicine estimated that roughly 30 percent of health care spending in 2009 — around $750 billion — was wasted on unnecessary or poorly delivered services and other needless costs. Lack ...

Opinion Report: Health Care Waste
New York Times (blog)
Roughly 30 percent of health care spending in 2009 — around $750 billion — was wasted on unnecessary or poorly delivered services and other needless costs. ...

Best Care at Lower Cost: The Path to Continuously Learning Health Care in America - Institute of Medicine: "America's health care system has become far too complex and costly to continue business as usual. Pervasive inefficiencies, an inability to manage a rapidly deepening clinical knowledge base, and a reward system poorly focused on key patient needs, all hinder improvements in the safety and quality of care and threaten the nation's economic stability and global competitiveness. Achieving higher quality care at lower cost will require fundamental commitments to the incentives, culture, and leadership that foster continuous "learning”, as the lessons from research and each care experience are systematically captured, assessed, and translated into reliable care.  . . . . "

Back to Reality: Time to Lose Those Holiday Pounds
The Herald |
Sustainable weight loss is achieved with a healthy balanced diet and exercise and promisingly the research found that 1 in 10 are more motivated to exercise as a result of the Olympic Games. Eliise Lindsay, celebrity personal trainer and fitness ...

Subsidiary of Diet Plan Marketer Medifast Inc. to Pay $3.7 Million to Settle ...
Connecticut Watchdog
Medifast unit Jason Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has agreed to settle FTC charges that weight-loss claims in the company's advertisements for meal replacement products violated a 1992 FTC settlement order, which barred it from making any unsupported claims ...

Suffer hot flashes? Try a plant-based diet and weight loss!
Food Consumer
A new study in the journal Menopause suggests women who suffer menopausal symptoms but do not want to risk their life to eliminate them may want to modify their diet and have some weight loss. ... CA and colleagues conducted the study of 17,473 ...

A Low Glycemic Diet May be the Best Way to Slim Down
Diets In Review (blog)
However, one researcher, David Ludwig of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center at Boston Children's Hospital, argues that there's one way to lose weight more efficiently and keep it off: a low glycemic diet.'s ...

High-fat diet May Alter the Brain: Study
Counsel & Heal
... Nutrition and Health, high fat can hamper the regulation of appetite and energy expenditure, causing weight gain. The findings of this study might explain why obese people find it difficult to lose weight and then again struggle to maintain their ...

Counsel & Heal

Ask the Diet Doctor: Cutting Back on Sugar
Shape Magazine
Added sugar makes up 16 percent of the total calories in the average American diet—that's 320 calories for someone on a 2,000-calorie plan! Removing this many calories can make a huge impact if you are trying to lose weight. For some people, cutting ...

Shape Magazine

Jessica Simpson reveals pregnancy weight loss: I've lost over 40 pounds!
"I've lost enough weight to where I can pat myself on the back." Jessica, 32, admitted she "put on more baby weight than I was planning," thanks to her love of sweets and fried foods, but says this time she's approaching weight loss differently than in ...

Tom Cruise Displays Dramatic Weight Loss As He Steps Out In London (PICS)
Huffington Post UK
... Cruise Weight, Tom Cruise Weight Loss, Uk Celebrity, UK Celebrity News. They say there is nothing like the heartbreak diet to make you lose weight, and Tom Cruise looks to have shed even more pounds in the aftermath of his divorce from Katie Holmes.

Beyond surgery: IU Health Arnett program stresses weight-loss journey
Journal and Courier
Band surgery is not a quick weight-loss fix. It's a journey that requires lifestyle changes, said members of the bariatric team at IU Health Arnett. Obesity is the top cause of preventable deaths, so the surgery is about making patients healthier, and ...

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