Obamacare requires most insurers to tackle obesity

Source: First Coast Some insurance companies have helped obese patients fight fat for years. They’ve offered weight-loss and wellness programs at businesses, schools and in communities. Some have paid for prescription obesity medications and even covered expensive...

‘Late starters’ still have much to gain by exercising

Taking up exercise in your 60s will still help stave off major ill health and dementia, research suggests. The study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine followed 3,500 healthy people at or around retirement age. Those who took up exercise were three times more likely to...

Some In Military Turn to Liposuction to Pass Fat Test

Source: ABC Soldiers often call plastic surgeon Adam Tattelbaum in a panic. They need liposuction — fast. Some military personnel are turning to the surgical procedure to remove excess fat from their waists in a desperate attempt to pass the Pentagon’s body fat...

Total Body Combination Exercises — Part 2

By BJ Gaddour, CSCS, YFS PART ONE Here are three more great “One Exercise Workout” examples that you can do anywhere: Workout #2 1-Arm DB Squat to Press Select one dumbbell (in general, 8-15+ lbs for women and 15-30+ lbs for men works great) 1 Round = Perform 10 total reps/side...

Total Body Combination Exercises — Part 1

By BJ Gaddour, CSCS, YFS For years the first thing most fat loss seekers have done is jump on the treadmill and do hours of endurance training with no results to speak of. Fortunately, training for fat loss has truly evolved over the past decade. In fact, it has been...

A New Weapon Against Osteoporosis: Weighted Vests?

By Laura Johannes, Wall Street The Claim: Wearing a weighted vest can boost the amount of bone mass built while walking. Running or jumping with a vest may provide even more benefit. The Verdict: Several small studies have shown exercise with a weighted vest increases...