We all have them — habits we think are healthy because we heard them somewhere on the news or from a health-conscious friend. And no matter how much we hate them, we just keep doing them because we think they’re good for us. For example, take using BMI to tell whether you’re a healthy weight. Is it really the best measure of fitness? What about only eating fruits and veggies to lose weight? Is that really the best way to drop pounds? Or taking a daily multivitamin. Healthy habit or a little bit of nonsense? The answers to these questions might surprise you! Here are 10 “healthy” habits you should give up this year.
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The holiday season is an extremely difficult time to stay focused on eating healthfully, exercising regularly and improving wellness. Trust me, I understand. Even if you have superhuman willpower, the holiday season is challenging for everyone. It is indeed a tricky time. But despite the difficulties, with some thought, strategy and determination, it’s possible to survive the holidays with your wellness intact. To help you start 2017 with good health and momentum, rather than a long list of resolutions, here are some strategies for a successful—and healthy— holiday season.
A new study into the effectiveness of fitness trackers for weight loss found the wearable devices may not be as helpful as previously thought. And in fact, they may even have the opposite effect. In the new report published September 20 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, a team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh… View Article
Apple’s ambitions in the digital health technology sector continue to expand with its latest acquisition of Gliimpse, a startup that aims to make it easier for patients to manage their personal health records and data. Although Apple frequently purchases smaller companies, they rarely formally announce their acquisitions. However, the tech giant did confirm the Gliimpse purchase… View Article
Climate change could threaten the Summer Olympics as we know them, according to a new study published in the medial journal The Lancet. The study, written by a group of U.S. and Australian researchers, looked at how global climate change would affect the viability of host cities in 2085. The cities included in the study… View Article
Why Major Global Companies Are Dropping A, B And O From Their Logos This week, NHS Blood and Transplant and London-based PR agency Engine Group launched the #MissingType campaign, in which the three letters that signify the main blood types — A, B and O — are disappearing from familiar landmarks and major brands. Running… View Article
The piece of wearable technology is designed to encourage those eating McDonald’s Happy Meals to be more active McDonald’s locations in North America have begun serving an unexpected addition to its classic children’s Happy Meal: a bright, colorful, fitness tracker. For a limited time, the fast-food giant is replacing its traditional Happy Meal toy treat… View Article
Following a powerful qualifying heat on Sunday, the U.S. women’s gymnastic team once again dominated the competition Tuesday—winning the team competition gold medal by an unprecedented margin. The U.S. scored 184.897, impressively beating out second-place Russia by eight points. As USA Today pointed out, the gap between the U.S. and Russia is more than double the gap… View Article
Viewers watching the Olympics this past week may have spotted unusual pepperoni-like bruises on several U.S. athletes, including U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps and U.S. gymnast Alex Naddour. The deep-purple circles are signs of an ancient Chinese healing technique used to relieve pain called “cupping.” Although the therapy has mostly been used in Middle Eastern and Asian… View Article
On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its highly-anticipated decision that they will not regulate fitness trackers and certain mobile health apps. The recently released final guidance is meant to provide technology companies with a better understanding of which products fall under the FDA’s regulatory authority, and which do not. The FDA said they… View Article
Nike recently announced plans to collaborate with the Chinese Ministry of Education on training over 7,000 gym teachers at 300 schools across China over the next three years. The new agreement is a product of the China-US Cultural Exchange event earlier this month, which is sponsored by Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong and United States… View Article
San Francisco is about to welcome a completely new kind of fitness center — a marijuana-friendly gym that allows customers to consume cannabis on-site before and after their workout. The world’s first cannabis-friendly gym—aptly-named Power Plant Fitness—is the joint business venture of Ricky Williams, a former NFL player, and Jim McAlpine, founder of 420 Games,… View Article