Study Shows Drinking Water Helps People Lose Weight and Keep the Pounds Off
Drinking water before each meal has been shown to help promote weight loss, according to a new study.
Brenda Davy, PhD, an associate professor of nutrition at Virginia Tech and senior author of a new study, says that drinking just two 8-ounce glasses of water before meals helps people melt pounds away.
Find out if you’re getting enough water to keep your metabolism cranking at peak efficiency and your digestive system functioning well.
If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you’ve probably heard a lot about water and weight loss. Can drinking more water really help you lose weight? The short answer is yes — and no.
Will these new waters actually get us to drink up? WebMD Weight Loss Clinic – Expert Column
Will these new waters actually get us to drink up?
These days, bottled water is not necessarily simple H2O. Store shelves and vending machines are filled with plain and so-called “fitness waters,” chock full of vitamins, minerals, and herbal potions. Some super waters not only come with nutrient additions but contain soluble fiber, fruit essence, caffeine, and believe it or not, oxygen.
To know for sure what’s in your tap water and where it’s coming from, contact your local water utility. The Environmental Protection Agency requires all water suppliers to issue an annual report to their customers, called a Consumer Confidence Report. Learn more:
What’s the link between water and stress reduction?
By Gina Shaw
WebMD Feature Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD
If you’re looking for a simple way to unwind from your stress-filled life, try this: drink a glass of water.
Sound too easy? The link between water and stress reduction is well documented. All of our organs, including our brains, need water to function properly. If you’re dehydrated, your body isn’t running well — and that can lead to stress.
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Drinking too much soda could have health consequences ranging from weight gain to osteoporosis to kidney problems, according to the August issue of Mayo Clinic Women’s HealthSource.
Soda was once considered an occasional treat, but consumption has steadily increased over the last three decades. Many Americans drink soda every day. Demand is so great that manufacturers produce enough soda to supply the average man, woman and child in America with more than 52 gallons each year.
There are many different views in this matter, but a host of scientists agree that artificial sweeteners may interact with our body’s sense of sugar satisfaction.
Some experts are now exploring the possibility that artificial sweeteners confuse our taste buds and all those brain measures of satiety upon which we base what we eat. Specifically, Sharon P. Fowler, MPH, and colleagues at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio have recently completed compilations of data that provided surprising results.
Recently WCGH and Matthew’s Brothers employees were featured on WABI TV learning to Hula Hoop as part of Journey to Health. To see the segment click here.
Hooping for Health -WABI TV 5
by Joy Hollowell – September 20th 2010 09:36pm
Belfast - Many of us have fond memories of using a hula hoop as a child.
Now, this favorite past time is making a comeback…as an exercise regime.
Joy Hollowell brings us to a class on hooping.
“If you look at these people, they are just smiling and laughing and having a ball and that’s what hooping is all about.”
Meet Judith Tingley, otherwise known as The Hoopmainiac. She brings her rings to schools, businesses and other organizations to teach folks how to twist and turn their way to good health.
“It’s really good for your bones because it’s a weight bearing exercise,” says Tingley. “It’s good for your lungs because the exercise helps to open them up. It burns calories, better than a stair stepper or a treadmill. And it’s joyous, so people with depression actually feel better.”
On this day, Tingley is teaching workers at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast as well as employees from Mathews Brothers, as part of their Journey to Health program.
“It’s easy,” says Jill Kulbe, who works at Waldo County General Hospital. “I can watch TV, I can relax by doing it. I do it with my grandchildren, and they’re just amazed that granny can actually do hula hooping.”
“What we have here I call my magic hoops,” explains Tingley. “They’re weighted and they’re bigger and heavier, so most people can get them going.”
Even me, promised judith, and true to her word-
“And we have Joy hooping, woo hoo”
My videographer Mark Rediker even got into the groove.
“It brings back memories of childhood. Every time you talk to somebody about doing hula hooping, they begin to smile,” says Cathy Horne, the Wellness and Safety Co-Ordinator for Mathews Brothers.
f you’d like more information about the Journey to Health program, you can log onto http://www.wcgh.org/about-us/newsletters/
Days 1 and 6: 25-Minute Cardio
This basic cardio workout is a progression from the 20-Minute Cardio Workout from week 1, adding more time and more intensity to the previous workout. You’ll alternate between a baseline, moderate level and a slightly higher level by changing your settings and using this Perceived Exertion chart to match how you feel to the suggested Perceived Exertion levels. This workout can be done on any cardio machine or other activities.
Combine all marinade ingredients in a bowl. Place steak in a plastic bag or glass dish and pour in marinade to cover. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.
Preheat grill to moderate heat. Remove steak from marinade; discard any leftovers. Grill, turning once until desired temperature is reached. For this large cut of meat, I recommend cooking to medium rare (135 degrees) and allowing the meat to rest for 5 minutes once taken off the grill to allow juices to redistribute. Once removed from the grill, the meat will continue to cook slightly, raising the temperature to medium (140 degrees).
Serving size is three ounces of beef; makes six servings.
NOTE: The nutrition info is calculated for half the marinade as the other half is discarded.