Articles by Natalie Thomas
Friday, December 09, 2016
'Tis the season of time with loved ones, joyful traditions and scarfing a lot of high-carb sides that remain on your sides. In no time at all, many of us will be setting health resolutions to make the pounds disappear like we did the pecan pie. And we'll have plenty of digital help as smartwatches and fitness trackers look to be the talk of the holidays.
Friday, August 05, 2016
Regular physical activity is vital to maintaining good health and preventing disease, but deciding where to focus your exercise efforts can be difficult as the options are endless. It's easy to become overwhelmed with the growing list of workout trends. How can you properly structure a well-rounded fitness routine if you're constantly bombarded with the alleged "best in fitness"?
Thursday, June 23, 2016
It's no secret that America's pants are ripping at the seams. A study released earlier this month by the CDC found the rate of obesity in the United States is still continuing its upward trajectory. To put the numbers into perspective, health officials expressed concern in 1997 when researchers found 19.4 percent of American adults were obese. In 2015, that figure was 30.4 percent — and still rising.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
It's no secret that obesity is a global health issue. According to the World Health Organization, obesity has more than doubled since 1980. In 2014, 39 percent of adults aged 18 years and over were overweight, and 13 percent were obese.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
This idea of "deskercise" is a trendy buzzword in recent news. The concept is that while you're working at your desk, you take frequent breaks and burn a few calories. While the thought of having heart-healthy activity in the office seems like a great option to stay out of the sedentary category, I can't help but wonder if others in the office are as uncomfortable as Corningstone.
Monday, August 31, 2015
It was a gray day in America earlier this year when the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended adults and children reduce their daily intake of sugar to less than 10 percent of their total energy intake. In English, that's roughly 25 grams of sugar per day. America's sweet tooth wept in agony, not just from the cavities.
Friday, August 21, 2015
According to a recent poll by fitness equipment maker Nautilus Inc., most Americans don't understand the basics of health and fitness. The poll found that nearly 75 percent of people surveyed didn't know you have to burn 3,500 calories to lose one pound of fat. Only 35 percent of those surveyed knew eggs are a good source of protein. An astounding 87 percent thought women who weight train get manly muscle bulk.
Thursday, July 02, 2015
The time has finally come for Americans to wave goodbye to their toxic friend trans fat — a veteran contributor to heart disease in the United States. Trans fat, formed through a manufacturing process of adding hydrogen to vegetable oil, extends the shelf life of our favorite processed foods, along with assisting in taste and texture.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The recent release of the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has American health nuts jumping for joy. This 571-page report of medical and scientific research promotes a "culture of health," in which a healthy lifestyle is "easy, accessible, affordable and normative."
Monday, February 09, 2015
Data show that New Year's resolutions start to fizzle during the third week in January. Many workout resolutions have started to waver now that we've coasted into February. How can we find that healthy balance between enough and too much exercise? A new report published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology states that people who push their exercise too far may be just as unhealthy as inactive people. This study shouldn't encourage couch potatoes to stay put, though.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
The fitness wearables market has taken off in the past few years, and fitness tech products were all the rage at this month's CES 2015. The wearable technology market will continue to grow, but are consumers jumping on the bandwagon?