Tag: Health

WEIGHT LOSS
Weight loss, heart health, and more

Walking and running are both suitable forms of exercise for weight loss and heart health. The benefits and risks depend on a person’s goals and current level of health and fitness.

While both activities allow a person to burn calories, lose weight, and lower their risk of heart disease, there is much debate over which is better.

Read on to learn more about the benefits and risks.

Cardiovascular exercise is also known simply as cardio. It often uses major muscle groups in the body, gets the heart pumping faster, and increases breathing rate.

Walking and running are both types of cardio.

Cardio exercises offer numerous health benefits, including:

One study examined the benefits of exercise for mental health and found that 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity, such as brisk walking, was enough to reduce anxiety and depression, alongside its other health benefits.

Walking and running provide similar health benefits, but

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WEIGHT LOSS
Which Is Better for Heart Health, Weight Loss and Fitness?

Okay, so neither salt nor sugar is nutritionally whiter than white. However, both serve a purpose and in moderation can be part of a healthy diet, but the real question is: which deserves a place at your table?

We’ve tasted, tested and evaluated the latest scientific studies to find out.

Muscle Power

Salt

Salt won’t actively boost your biceps, but consuming less than a teaspoon per day will hamper your growth. A deficiency can reduce creatine absorption by almost 80%.

Sugar

A sugary pre-workout snack can sink your T levels and inhibit muscle growth by as much as 11%. But drinks containing sugar maltose can boost your cycling speed by 4%.

Weight Loss

Salt

Exceeding your RDA by just 1g per day can spike your obesity risk by 26%. Fall below 0.5g, however, and your insulin resistance rises, also potentially spurring weight gain.

Sugar

Those who obtain 10% of their

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HEALTH
The Health 202: The FDA could okay the first coronavirus vaccines any time now

Advisers to the Food and Drug Administration have agreed Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine is safe enough to use.

At the end of a day-long meeting yesterday, the 15-member Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee was asked to consider this statement: “Based on the totality of scientific evidence available, do the benefits of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine outweigh its risks for use in individuals 16 years of age and older?”

The members voted 17-to-4 in favor of that statement, with one member abstaining.

The vote makes it all but certain the FDA will authorize the vaccine on an emergency use basis within hours or days, kicking off an unprecedented effort to inoculate enough Americans to stop the rampaging pandemic, my colleagues Laurie McGinley and Carolyn Y. Johnson write.

If as expected, the FDA follows quickly with an emergency authorization, the shots will start being moved to the states within 24

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WEIGHT LOSS
These Weight Loss Mistakes Harm Your Health, According to Experts

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in all of my years of helping people lose weight, it’s that entirely too many people view the process of weight loss through the lens of perfection. You know, they think they’ve got to eat the perfect diet of the perfect foods containing the perfect number of calories day after day, while at the same time needing to maintain the perfect amount of exercise in which they’re burning more energy than they’re storing away as fat. If they accomplish anything less, they’ve failed and they won’t reach their goals.

It’s a noble thought, but let’s face it: it’s wildly unrealistic and simply not true. In weight loss, your mindset is everything—positivity, self-compassion, and setting realistic expectations are paramount—and I’d encourage anyone looking to drop a few pounds to view the process of weight loss through the lens of mistakes. After all, you will make

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HEALTH
HHS Head Alex Azar: Feds Eye Monday or Tuesday for First Coronavirus Vaccine Shots | Health News

Officials expect to begin vaccinating Americans against the coronavirus early next week, according to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.

“We could see people getting vaccinated Monday, Tuesday of next week,” Azar said on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Friday.

Azar’s comments come after a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Thursday voted in favor of issuing a vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech an emergency use authorization.

Cartoons on the Coronavirus

The Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee voted 17-4 with one person abstaining that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks for individuals 16 years of age and older.

FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn said Friday that the agency is “rapidly” working on issuing an emergency use authorization.

“Following yesterday’s positive advisory committee meeting outcome regarding the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has informed the sponsor that it will rapidly work

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