Research Articles

I have made a list of research articles and posts that I wrote over the past year.  I will post a new tip every Tuesday and Thursday until I run out of topics.  I am pretty sure you will find many of the topics helpful and many may motivate you to try harder.  If you have a topic you wish me to research, Contact Me.  

Research: Extremes of carbohydrate intake tied to increased mortality

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Low and high carbohydrate intakes are tied to increase mortality.   There is much disagreement about how much carbohydrates are recommended.  For years, American experts have recommended anywhere from 45-65% of your calorie intake from carbohydrates.  Some experts argue for a lower number and others suggest higher numbers.  Who is right?  
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Carbohydrates, Low Carb, Moderation, Mortality, Weight Loss

Research: Pattern of steps is associated with weight loss.

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Pedometers may help weight loss after all Pedometers are all the rage today.  From the Fitbit to the Apple Watch, it is hard to find someone without one on their wrists.  I personally wear one on each wrist.  I wind the motivations and functionality of the Apple Watch to be superior, but the step counts…
Categories: Exercise, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Exercise, Pedometer, Step Count, Weight Loss

Research: Walking lowers mortality

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Elderly Couple Walking on Beach Walking tied to lower mortality. With the title of the forum, would you expect no less than this title? We have all been taught that the goal of 10K steps is the key to weight loss and health success. The fact is that this goal is probably still a good…
Categories: Exercise, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Mortality, Research, Walking

List: Fifteen reasons to use an elliptical instead of a Treadmill

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Fifteen reasons to choose the elliptical over a treadmill To make this clear: You can get an effective aerobic workout with both an elliptical machine and a treadmill.  Your fitness goals and personal preferences likely determine whether you choose an elliptical machine, a treadmill or a different piece of…
Categories: Exercise, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Elliptical, Exercise, List, Weight Loss

Research: Will weight loss combines with exercise improve function as we age.

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Combination of exercise and weight loss improves functional status as we age.   Most of the elderly fear losing independence as they age.  As we age, human naturally lose some functional status.  Functional status refers to the ability of the elderly to function on their own without assistance.  It is believed that obesity and a lack…
Categories: Exercise, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Elderly, Exercise, Obesity, Weight Loss

Research: Pedometer use may help with weight loss.

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Pedometer use promotes weight loss success. Emerging evidence suggests that being overweight and obese will increase your risk of all-cause mortality.   I know this is all-cause, but the elevation of risk is likely due to heart disease and diabetes type 2.   Exercise should induce healthy changes that would result in a reduction in…
Categories: Exercise, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Exercise, Pedometer, Research, Weight Loss

Research: Low-carb diets may increase risk of heart disorder

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Low carbohydrate diets are not without risk.   Low carbohydrate diets are at near epidemic levels and you cannot walk in a gym and throw a rock without hitting a half-dozen people that are currently following one form of the diet or another.   Restricting carbohydrates has become a popular way to lose weight quickly in…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Diease, Low Carb, Low-carbohydrate, Weight Loss

Research: One-year of resistance training program failed to end in weight loss

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Resistance training alone unlikely to end in fat or weight loss.    I have served as a military officer for over twenty years.  In the military, the belief that the key to maintaining a healthy weight is exercise.  If you are overweight, commanders often punish those who fail to make weight standard with extra exercise.  One…
Categories: Exercise, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Exercise, Research, Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance

Research: Milk-based intensive intervention for obese.

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Milk-based interventions work for fat loss.   Today, many folks question the benefit of animal and dairy-based diets.  In modern society, dairy-based drinks and foods are convenient and widely available.  Therapeutic options for patients that are overweight are limited.  The medications have a lot of side-effects.  The…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Dairy, Meal Replacement, Reserach, Weight Loss

Research: Combined dietary and exercise results in superior weight loss

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Dietary and exercise combined are superior for fat loss than diet alone. If you are like most Americans and you look in the mirror, you most certainly notice that your fat storage is around your belly.   Sure we all want abdominals of steel, but in reality, it is extremely unlikely most fo use will get…
Categories: Exercise, Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Diet, Exercise, Fat Loss, Research, Weight Loss
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