Τρίτη, 17 Ιουνίου 2014

ScienceDaily: Living Well News

ScienceDaily: Living Well News


Many overestimate exercise intensity, study shows

Posted: 16 Jun 2014 08:11 AM PDT

Do you work out for health benefits and feel you are exercising more than enough? You might be among the many who overrate how hard they work out or underestimate what moderate intensity exercise means, according to a recent study. "This is worrisome both for personal and public health and well-being," remarks one expert.

Prental stress can increase risk of overweight in adulthood

Posted: 16 Jun 2014 06:33 AM PDT

There are indications that unborn children who are exposed to severe stress levels, have an increased risk of becoming overweight or developing obesity as adults, researchers report. The researchers have previously shown that severe stress experienced by pregnant women can lead to weight problems for children between 10 and 13 years; however, a correlation between the mother's level of stress during pregnancy and the risk of developing overweight or obesity as an adult is new.

How food marketing creates false sense of health

Posted: 13 Jun 2014 10:07 AM PDT

Health-related buzzwords, such as 'antioxidant,' 'gluten-free' and 'whole grain,' lull consumers into thinking packaged food products labeled with those words are healthier than they actually are, according to a new research study. That "false sense of health," as well as a failure to understand the information presented in nutrition facts panels on packaged food, may be contributing to the obesity epidemic in the United States, researchers say.

Older adults feel less hip, knee pain when moving to the groove

Posted: 12 Jun 2014 02:44 PM PDT

Dancing eases hip and knee pain and helps older adults move better, according to a study. The findings are significant because older adults who walk too slowly are more likely to fall, become hospitalized or require care from others.

What happens to 'cool' kids? New study sheds light

Posted: 12 Jun 2014 05:53 AM PDT

Teens who tried to act cool in early adolescence were more likely to experience a range of problems in early adulthood, a study shows. Teens needed more and more extreme behaviors to appear cool, eventually engaging in serious criminal behaviors in addition to alcohol and drug use. By young adulthood, they were found to be less competent overall than their less 'cool' peers. Teens were followed from age 13 to age 23.

Does food addiction exist? Research finds food addicts lacking psychological inhibition

Posted: 12 Jun 2014 05:51 AM PDT

Women with weight problems were more impulsive than average in a food-related psychology test, a new research paper has shown. This suggested that they are more instinctively stimulated by images of food as well as lacking contemplative will power. Further, some women reported food craving even if they had eaten recently, a symptom of possible food addiction.

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