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Holiday weight gain can be avoided with a walking routine

Holiday weight gain can be avoided with a walking routine
BY VINCENT FERGUSON
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The time between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day is often characterized by cheer, stress, and, of course, weight gain. Many Americans gain extra weight, especially around the mid-section, which is the worst place to carry excess fat. However, the amount of food we eat during the holiday season is not the only problem — we all become more lethargic as well. Ask 10 people for their New Year's resolution and most, if not all, will say, "To lose weight and get into shape." It's the same response year in and year out. What if this New Year could be different?

One way to limit weight gain during the holidays is to become more active and exercise. In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine the lead researcher, Dr. Yanovski, stated that:

"The finding that study volunteers reporting more physical activity had less holiday weight gain suggests that increasing physical activity may be an effective method for preventing weight gain during this high-risk time."

 

New Jerseyans with chronic illnesses offered on-line health guidance

New Jerseyans with chronic illnesses offered on-line health guidance

State, National Council on Aging providing pilot program

For a limited time only, New Jersey residents with on-going health conditions can enroll for free in a new on-line version of a popular chronic ...

Is your car ready for a winter emergency?

Is your car ready for a winter emergency?
BY TOM PERIĆ
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

SOMERDALE — We often think about getting our homes winterized, but the recent winter storm battering the Midwest shows that we need to give our autos a safety check to...

Inflated claims by Activia yogurt and DanActive drinks cost Dannon $21M

Inflated claims by Activia yogurt and DanActive drinks cost Dannon $21M

New Jersey collects $425,000 in 39-state settlement

Activia yogurt and DanActive drinks don't do all that The Dannon Co. Inc. has claimed in advertisements and it is costing the business $21 million to...

N.J. medical marijuana sent back for changes

N.J. medical marijuana sent back for changes
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The effort to make medical marijuana available to those who need it is back to the drawing board. A New Jersey Senate has voted to require Governor Christie to redesign...

Leave elders in nursing homes at Christmas

Leave elders in nursing homes at Christmas
BY CAROL ABAYA
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
THE SANDWICH GENERATION

Should you take a loved one from a nursing home to your home during Christmas? Probably not!

One reader wrote that her husband told her to leav...

Death of New Jersey baseball player puts spotlight on commotio cordis

Death of New Jersey baseball player puts spotlight on commotio cordis
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A sudden, and usually fatal heart condition may have been the cause of the tragic death of the young baseball catcher from Garfield on Friday. Doctors and sports equipm...

Assembly panel approves bill to improve Cedar Brook Hospital in Plainfield for Huntington's disease patients

Assembly panel approves bill to improve Cedar Brook Hospital in Plainfield for Huntington's disease patientsA proposal to improve a specialized care nursing facility in Plainfield for the treatment and care of patients with Huntington's disease was approved Monday by the Assembly Health and Senior Services ...

Proposal to create Center for Oral Health at UMDNJ approved by Assembly panel

Proposal to create Center for Oral Health at UMDNJ approved by Assembly panel

Part of effort to promote dental care among children

The proposal would establish the New Jersey Center for Oral Health at the New Jersey Dental School of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of Ne...

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