The Link Between Women, Fat and Estrogen

The Link Between Women, Fat and Estrogen

Although women burn off more fat than men during exercise, they don’t lose as much body fat with exercise. That’s because women store fat more efficiently then men, despite eating proportionally fewer calories. But why? New research from the University of New South Walessuggests a link between estrogen and its impact on fat storage for childbearing. According to the studies, the female sex hormones estrogen reduces a woman’s ability to burn energy after eating, which results in more fat being […]

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Push Away from the Table: Why Only Calories Count

Why Only Calories Count

High carb, high fat, low-fat, high protein … when it comes to diets, do macronutrient ratios count? Not really. The key to losing weight is calorie reduction. Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Pennington Biomedical Research Center found that heart-healthy diets that reduce calorie intake–regardless of differing proportions of fat, protein, or carbohydrate–resulted in more weight-loss success. The study found similar weight loss after two and a half years among participants assigned to four diets that […]

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What’s Considered Moderate Intensity?

What's Considered Moderate Intensity

Experts say we should perform 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity per week of, which translates to 30 minutes a day, five days a week. But what exactly constitutes moderate intensity? If you’re walking, it’s 100 steps per minute–at least according to a new study. That means completing 3,000 steps in 30 minutes five times a week. If you want to keep tabs on your activity level, you can use a pedometer to help you meet the exercise guidelines. […]

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