fitness http://wnpr.org en Exercise Cuts Breast Cancer Risk For All Women Everywhere http://wnpr.org/post/exercise-cuts-breast-cancer-risk-all-women-everywhere This could be the simplest bit of health advice ever: Exercise reduces women's risk of breast cancer, no matter what kind of exercise they do, how old they are, how much they weigh, or when they get started.<p>Researchers in France looked at studies that involved more than 4 million women around the world who participated in prospective studies from 1987 to 2013. They found that the more active a woman is, the better her odds of avoiding breast cancer. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:59:00 +0000 editor 18751 at http://wnpr.org Exercise Cuts Breast Cancer Risk For All Women Everywhere Most Teens Aren't Active Enough, And It's Not Always Their Fault http://wnpr.org/post/most-teens-arent-active-enough-and-its-not-always-their-fault Sure, you think, my kid's on a football team. That takes care of his exercise needs, right? Probably not.<p>"There are these bursts of activity," says <a href="http://sallis.ucsd.edu/">Jim Sallis</a>, a professor of family and preventive medicine at the University of California, San Diego. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 08:27:00 +0000 Patti Neighmond 16373 at http://wnpr.org Most Teens Aren't Active Enough, And It's Not Always Their Fault How A Little Chill In The Air Could Help You Lose Weight http://wnpr.org/post/how-little-chill-air-could-help-you-lose-weight When it comes to tackling obesity, eating right and staying active are usually the way to go. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 21:36:00 +0000 editor 15805 at http://wnpr.org How A Little Chill In The Air Could Help You Lose Weight New Study Suggests Exposure to Weight Stigma is Unhealthy http://wnpr.org/post/new-study-suggests-exposure-weight-stigma-unhealthy <p>Exposure to weight stigma actually causes physiological stress in women, <a href="http://www.yaleruddcenter.org/resources/upload/docs/what/bias/Physiological_Stress_Stigma_PsychosomaticMed_1.14.pdf" target="_blank">according to a new Yale University study&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">published in </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Psychosomatic Medicine</em></a>.</p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 18:55:43 +0000 Ray Hardman 15731 at http://wnpr.org New Study Suggests Exposure to Weight Stigma is Unhealthy Cash Or Credit? How Kids Pay For School Lunch Matters For Health http://wnpr.org/post/cash-or-credit-how-kids-pay-school-lunch-matters-health American kids have a problem with obesity, according to the <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/childhood/">most recent studies</a>. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 08:37:00 +0000 Shankar Vedantam 15580 at http://wnpr.org Cash Or Credit? How Kids Pay For School Lunch Matters For Health Elm City Goes on a Diet http://wnpr.org/post/elm-city-goes-diet <p>The city of New Haven is going on a diet. City officials, health advocates and Yale University announced the initiative on Friday in the Elm City.</p><p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 11:43:00 +0000 Ray Hardman 15279 at http://wnpr.org Elm City Goes on a Diet Pain In The Back? Exercise May Help You Learn Not To Feel It http://wnpr.org/post/pain-back-exercise-may-help-you-learn-not-feel-it More than 1 in 4 adult Americans say they've recently suffered a bout of low-back pain. It's one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor. And more and more people are being treated for it.<p>America spends <a href="http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=181453">more than $80 billion a year</a> on back pain treatments. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 08:09:00 +0000 Patti Neighmond 15353 at http://wnpr.org Pain In The Back? Exercise May Help You Learn Not To Feel It Trouble Getting in a Workout? Try an App That Fines You When You Slack http://wnpr.org/post/trouble-getting-workout-try-app-fines-you-when-you-slack <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We live in an age where our cell phones tell us how much to exercise and what to eat. And people find that it's helping them.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 10:45:00 +0000 Sujata Srinivasan 15239 at http://wnpr.org Trouble Getting in a Workout? Try an App That Fines You When You Slack William Taft's Yale Days Show Humor, Struggle With Obesity http://wnpr.org/post/william-tafts-yale-days-show-humor-struggle-obesity <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">America’s </span>27th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> President, William Howard Taft, has been in the news recently. <a href="http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=1748846" target="_blank">New research finds that a diet prescribed for the nation's portliest president</a> looked very similar to today’s low-carb, low-calorie diets. William Howard Taft was a Yale man who weighed 225 pounds when he graduated from college.</span></p><p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:43:52 +0000 Diane Orson 10395 at http://wnpr.org William Taft's Yale Days Show Humor, Struggle With Obesity Trick or Treat: Battling Childhood Obesity http://wnpr.org/post/trick-or-treat-battling-childhood-obesity <div>It’s Halloween. Do you know what your kids are eating? Is this one of the few days of the year where maybe it’s okay for kids to have a little bit of candy, or are you one of those parents who skips the treats altogether and hands out toys or toothbrushes instead?!</div><p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:31:45 +0000 Catie Talarski, Tucker Ives & John Dankosky 10457 at http://wnpr.org Trick or Treat: Battling Childhood Obesity The Science of Skinny http://wnpr.org/post/science-skinny-0 <p></p><p>With scientific research, her own chemistry background, and the traditional diets of our not-so-distant ancestors as her guide, Dee McCaffrey casts new light on an age-old wisdom: Eating foods in their closest-to-natural form is the true path to sustained weight loss and, in fact, the remedy for almost any health problem. We are so far removed from foods in their natural state that we now call them &ldquo;health foods,&rdquo; a sad admission that we&rsquo;ve compromised our health for the sake of convenience.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 8087 at http://wnpr.org The Science of Skinny Slash Your Risk of Disease by 80 Percent http://wnpr.org/post/slash-your-risk-disease-80-percent <p></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">by Faith Middleton</strong></p><p>Yale University Preventive Medicine expert Dr. David Katz says he has a four-step approach to keep disease away. His technique involves a change in diet, exercise, no smoking, and weight-control. Master the skill-set to bring these areas in line, and we&#39;ll have longer and healthier lives. If you believe genes play the leading roll, or that environmental factors mean we&#39;re probably going to die younger than we thought, Dr. Katz says he has data to show you otherwise.</p><p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 16:40:50 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 9169 at http://wnpr.org Slash Your Risk of Disease by 80 Percent Doctors Say Changes In Wheat Do Not Explain Rise Of Celiac Disease http://wnpr.org/post/doctors-say-changes-wheat-do-not-explain-rise-celiac-disease Wheat has been getting a bad rap lately.<p>Many folks are experimenting with the gluten-free diet, and a best-selling book called <a href="http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/">Wheat Belly</a> has helped drive a lot of the interest.<p>"Wheat is the most destructive thing you could put on your plate, no question," says <a href="http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/about-the-author/">William Davis</a>, a cardiologist in Milwaukee, Wis., who authored the book.<p>Davis' drastic views on the ills of wheat were shaped by his own personal experience. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 22:20:00 +0000 editor 5648 at http://wnpr.org Doctors Say Changes In Wheat Do Not Explain Rise Of Celiac Disease Big Pharma And Meth Cooks Agree: Keep Cold Meds Over The Counter http://wnpr.org/post/big-pharma-and-meth-cooks-agree-keep-cold-meds-over-counter Millions of Americans have seen the fictional world of meth use and production in AMC's <em>Breaking Bad</em>, but journalist <a href="http://www.jonahengle.com/">Jonah Engle</a> has spent a lot of time in the real world of meth.<p>In a <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/08/meth-pseudoephedrine-big-pharma-lobby">recent piece</a> in <em>Mother Jones</em>, Engle looks at the explosion in the number of meth addicts who cook their own drugs with ingredients available in drug stores and supermarkets. Meth production is dangerous for the cookers and corrosive to their communities. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 19:34:00 +0000 editor 5622 at http://wnpr.org Big Pharma And Meth Cooks Agree: Keep Cold Meds Over The Counter Jepsen Targets Electronic Cigarettes Sales to Minors http://wnpr.org/post/jepsen-targets-electronic-cigarettes-sales-minors <p>Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen, together with more than 35 attorneys general from other states, wants the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to regulate the advertising and sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. There are currently no federal age restrictions on the sale of e-cigarrettes, which have become very popular, very quickly.</p><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 13:45:58 +0000 Diane Orson 5529 at http://wnpr.org Jepsen Targets Electronic Cigarettes Sales to Minors Breasts In The Sports World http://wnpr.org/post/breasts-sports-world <p>You could argue that two trends are in a state of modern collision. Women are hitting puberty earlier than they used to, and their breasts are arriving in larger sizes.&nbsp; There's a complex matrix of factors making this happen.<br><br>Average bra size in the fifties was a B. A British bra manufacturer now makes an L cup. Meanwhile, we're watching an explosion in women's sports driven here in the U.S. at least partly by Title IX.<br><br>Why are these two things on a collision course?</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 20:05:00 +0000 Chion Wolf 3737 at http://wnpr.org Breasts In The Sports World New Study Shows Weight Bias Among Mental Health Professionals http://wnpr.org/post/new-study-shows-weight-bias-among-mental-health-professionals <p>People with eating disorders like obesity could be getting treatment from a therapist with their own inherent weight bias, that's according to a new study from the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity.</p><p>The survey of 329 mental health specialists revealed that while almost all of them agreed it's important to treat obese patients with compassion and respect, they admitted that many of their colleagues have negative biases about their obese patients. 56 percent said they heard or witnessed other professionals making negative comments and fat jokes about obese patients in their care.</p><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 20:39:00 +0000 Ray Hardman 3568 at http://wnpr.org New Study Shows Weight Bias Among Mental Health Professionals Diverse Gut Microbes, A Trim Waistline And Health Go Together http://wnpr.org/post/diverse-gut-microbes-trim-waistline-and-health-go-together Scientists have discovered new clues about how microbes in our digestive systems may affect health.<p>European researchers found that the less diverse those microbes are, the more likely people are to gain weight, become obese and develop risk factors for serious health problems.<p>Evidence has been mounting in recent years that bacteria and other organisms in our bodies do a lot more than just help us digest food.<p>"We had kind of a notion that all these bacteria that live in our body will be important for health and disease," says <a href="http://jobs.inra.fr/en/Career-opportunities/Portrai Wed, 28 Aug 2013 17:12:00 +0000 Rob Stein 3075 at http://wnpr.org Diverse Gut Microbes, A Trim Waistline And Health Go Together Falling Obesity Rates Among Preschoolers Mark Healthful Trend http://wnpr.org/post/falling-obesity-rates-among-preschoolers-mark-healthful-trend A fresh <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/childhoodobesity/">analysis</a> from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests the tide<em> may</em> be turning on the <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/childhood">childhood obesity</a> front.<p>After decades of steady increases, 19 states and U.S. territories saw small decreases in their rates of obesity among low-income preschoolers. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 16:43:00 +0000 editor 1900 at http://wnpr.org Falling Obesity Rates Among Preschoolers Mark Healthful Trend An Argument Against Standing Desks http://wnpr.org/post/argument-against-standing-desks One office worker says he enjoys sitting and he&#8217;s tired of the &#8220;superior moral attitude&#8221; from the standers around him.<p>Writer <strong>Ben Crair</strong> told <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now</a> </em>he accepts the medical studies showing that sitting at your desk is bad for your health. His objection to standing is based on &#8220;the pure satisfaction I get from sitting,&#8221; he said.<p>He argues there are other solutions to the health problem of sitting too long.<p>&#8220;Longer lunch breaks, shorter work days, more vacation,&#8221; Crair said. Fri, 26 Jul 2013 17:18:02 +0000 editor 1333 at http://wnpr.org An Argument Against Standing Desks Boston Billy: Get Out the Door and Start Running http://wnpr.org/post/boston-billy-get-out-door-and-start-running <p>Bill Rodgers is a running&nbsp;<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Rodgers_%28athlete%29"><em>legend.&nbsp;</em></a>The Wesleyan grad won multiple marathons in Boston and New York City. Not to mention competing on the U.S Olympic team in 1976.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 19:32:57 +0000 Lucy Nalpathanchil 59 at http://wnpr.org Boston Billy: Get Out the Door and Start Running Agelessness http://wnpr.org/post/agelessness <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/mackattack/FMS%2020130510%20.mp3</p><p></p><p>What does it mean to be ageless, no matter how young or old you are? Do you have parents or grandparents who want to be independent even in old age? Don't miss our story on the village-to-village network spreading across our region and the country. How to help your family age in place, and how to volunteer from village to village. Bruce Clements also talks about whether being ageless is a goal that makes any sense for anybody at any age.</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 16:46:47 +0000 Faith Middleton 735 at http://wnpr.org Agelessness Connecticut’s First State Barn Trail, Author Of Take A Deep Breath And http://wnpr.org/post/connecticut-s-first-state-barn-trail-author-take-deep-breath-and <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/mackattack/FMS%2020130412%20.mp3</p><p></p><p><strong>Connecticut launches it's first barn trail complete with an iPhone app. Helen Higgins, from the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, walks us through the process of how the barns are chosen and what the trail has to offer.</strong></p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 13 Apr 2013 12:06:40 +0000 Faith Middleton 833 at http://wnpr.org Connecticut’s First State Barn Trail, Author Of Take A Deep Breath And Study: Hartford Children Have High Rates of Obesity http://wnpr.org/post/study-hartford-children-have-high-rates-obesity <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Jeff%20Cohen/2012_11_28_File%20JC%20121128%20Obesity.wav.mp3</p><p>A study of Hartford pre-school students shows that many of the city's young are obese by the time they are four or five years old. The study by UConn's Center for Public Health and Health Policy shows that Hartford has roughly the same rates of preschool obesity as other U.S. cities. Seventeen percent of the children measured classified as overweight; 20 percent of them qualified as obese. Both rates, though, are significantly higher than national averages.</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 21:15:27 +0000 Jeff Cohen 4729 at http://wnpr.org Study: Hartford Children Have High Rates of Obesity Why Don't Americans Walk Anymore? http://wnpr.org/post/why-dont-americans-walk-anymore <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Commodore%20Skahill/Colin%20McEnroe%20Show%2004-23-2012.mp3</p><p></p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 19:41:51 +0000 Colin McEnroe 7987 at http://wnpr.org