Weight Loss News 6-10-15

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Grab Your BFF and Work Out to This Playlist

 

bff-workout-playlist-585We’ve all been there. You are in the middle of having a rotten day and just one call with your BFF will turn your mood around. All of us at Fit Bottomed Girls know the importance of friendships, so today’s playlist for Best Fit Friends Week is devoted to all of the best of the best people in the world. Get ready to work out with a big ol’ smile on your face!

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A new study suggests that the timing of exposure to moderate levels of light may influence body mass index (BMI) and body fat.

Results show that people with more exposure to moderate or higher intensity light earlier in the day had lower body mass index and percent body fat than those with more of their moderate or higher intensity light exposure later in the day.

“These results emphasize the importance of getting the majority of your exposure to moderate or higher intensity light during the morning and provide further support that changes to environmental light exposure in humans may impact body weight regulation,” said study co-author Ivy N. Cheung, a doctoral candidate in the Interdepartmental Neuroscience program at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.

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New obesity treatment prevents bone loss during weight loss

Using the intestinal hormone GLP-1 in obesity treatment prevents the loss of bone mass otherwise frequently associated with major weight loss. According to the researchers behind the study, the results may have a significant bearing on future obesity treatment.

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True Food Cherry Tart: A Six-Ingredient Summer Dessert

true food cherry tart

By TrueFoodMovement, a food blog that explores the healthier side of life.

Cherries! They are so enticing and delicious and great for dessert! You can easily create a dish with little or no added sugar — just as we’ve done in this simple cherry tart. Your loved ones will think you’re a kitchen goddess.

The cherries really sing here. One word of advice, prep the cherries before diving into the rest of the recipe because they do take a while.

Cherry Tart
serves 12-15
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Current BMI tests underestimate obesity in teens with disabilities

New approaches, based on body mass index (BMI) or other simple measures, are needed to improve assessment of obesity in adolescents with physical disabilities, reports a paper in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the official journal of the Association of Academic Physiatrists. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

Obesity is a major problem in children and adolescents with mobility limitations, but standard assessments tend to underestimate it, according to the new research by Brooks C. Wingo, PhD, of University of Alabama at Birmingham and colleagues. They suggest new cutoff points are needed for identifying disabled teens who may need diagnosis and treatment to prevent health and functional problems due to excess body weight.

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6 Reasons to Sweat It Out Over Skype

Wish you had more fit friends to work out with? Go online! Not only can you make new buds who like to sweat online but also you can connect with fit pros or long-distance friends, giving you the BFF support you need to reach your healthy goals. And one of the best ways to do that is through Skype. For Best Fit Friends Week, we got the dealio on “Skypercise” and how to use this fit tech to your healthy advantage from our buds at Microsoft. Read on for how to use Skype for your next workout!

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10 Reasons to Retire Ronald McDonald

 

We all know that red-haired clown. The one that has a painted on smile, yellow jumpsuit, and is pushing Happy Meals at our kids. Yes, I’m talking about the poster boy for marketing to children, Ronald McDonald.

My child has never eaten McDonald’s but still sings along to the commercial about gray skies and bad days disappearing at the appearance of a happy meal. He still recognizes McDonald’s when we drive past. He is only 3 years old and he is acutely aware of the burger brand. That is a problem.

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