- It’s never too late to reap the benefits of physical activity! Physical activity was associated with healthier agiing EVEN in those who didn’t start exercising until they were in their sixties! No excuses… although we would recommend starting sooner rather than later.
- Studies in mice found that a diet high in fat (primarily saturated fat) during puberty can increase the risk of breast cancer. The effects were independent of obesity, indicating that even in girls with a healthy body weight, a high fat diet could increase their risk of breast cancer later in life.
The authors note that the puberty is a critical time, as the pubertal gland is more sensitive to cancer-causing agents; thus, diet and lifestyle choices at this point in development can have lifelong effects.
- If you are anything like the average American you will gain one to two pounds over the holiday season. Check out some exercise and diet tips and tricks to prevent your weight from creeping up over the next month. Don’t wait until January and New Year’s Resolutions!
- Fast food is quickly taking over children’s meal times. A report from UCLA Center for Health Policy Research found that children between the ages of 2 and 5 years eat fast food at least once a week.