Research has shown that you truly are a product of your environment. Surroundings have become flooded with fast food, drive-throughs, and sedentary activities both at work and home.
If you work in an office you might be doing something that could seem ordinary and necessary but can be hazardous to your health: sitting. We often hear warnings about avoiding couch-potato tendencies in front of the television but what if your job requires you to sit in front of the computer screen from 9-5?
The other day, my friend and I were having a conversation about our society’s dislike of getting on the scale. (Hate is probably more appropriate but my mom taught me that that isn’t a very nice word!) Even those who do not have a weight control issue absolutely dread getting on the scale.
The increasing proportion of adults older than 65 years of age in developed countries is not only reflected in the US but also in Hong Kong where the proportion of this age group is expected to reach 28% by 2039.
Is your workout starting to sing the blues? It’s not uncommon to start feeling redundancy in your exercise regimen; cycling, running, walking, you name it. Especially for those of us looking to shed a few, or a lot, of pounds (and really, who isn’t?) this isn’t unexpected.
Do you find yourself exercising on a consistent basis and working really hard to watch the calories you are eating but aren’t losing the weight you think you should? Well look to your weekend habits and you may have the answer.
Engaging in regular exercise provides a 6 to 10% wage increase according to a study by the Journal of Labor Research.1 Sign me up!! The study utilized information from a database of over 12,000 individuals who were in their prime working years of age 33 – 41.