The downfall of most peoples’ attempt to maintain a balanced daily diet is the mysticism of portion sizes. Curious what 200 calories looks like? Below is a collection of foods – from apples to tootsie pops – in 200 calorie portions.
A new report from Nike reveals that, for the first time in history, the younger generation is expected to die 5 years younger than their parents. Why? Inactivity. The research revealed that in just two generations, the rate of active play, physical education and overall physical activity has dropped by 20% in the U.K., 32% in … Read more
Did you have a cuddly dog or cat in your home in the early stages of your life? If you answered yes, then, according to a small study conducted by the journal Pediatrics, you were more likely to be healthier than children who didn’t have a house-hold pet. Researchers in this study followed 397 kids … Read more
According the the United Nations World Food Programme, at least 66 million children across the developing world attend classes on an empty stomach every day due to natural disaster, conflict, poverty, or poor agricultural infrastructure. In response, Toms Shoes, a company already dedicated to protecting the health and safety of children around the globe by providing shoes … Read more
According to a new study, there is in fact such a thing as TOO much read meat. This study included more than 120,000 American men and women, and concluded that a daily consumption of unprocessed red meat resulted in a 13 percent increase in mortality risk. What poses an even higher risk is a daily … Read more
Millions upon millions of Americans escape to the North American coasts to visit beaches and swim in the oceans. Unfortunately, this past year there were over 20,000 beach closures and advisories for polluted ocean waters from urban runoff. Daily, we rely on water quality monitoring to assure that these ocean waters are safe to swim … Read more
Recent research has began to suggest that a sedentary job sitting at your desk for eight hours each day can have a significantly negative impact on your health. During the 1960s, nearly half of all jobs required their employees to participate in physical activities but now 20% of workers are required to do so today. … Read more
In a report issued Monday, the International Diabetes Foundation predicted that 522 Million people could have diabetes by the year 2030. The group expects the number of cases to jump by 90 percent in every country and they express that their numbers are on the more conservative end of the spectrum. To give you a … Read more