Exercise Vs. Diet: The Truth About Weight Loss

As told to Sarah Z. Wexler When it comes to slimming down, which one matters more—exercise or diet? Two experts weigh in. Hit the Gym Expert: Michele Olson, PhD, professor of physical education and exercise science at Auburn University at Montgomery, Alabama “Yes, you can lose weight with diet alone, but exercise is an important…

Dieting vs. Exercise for Weight Loss

PhotoCredit Chase Jarvis/Getty Images Two groundbreaking new studies address the irksome question of why so many of us who work out remain so heavy, a concern that carries special resonance at the moment, as lean Olympians slip through the air and water, inspiring countless viewers to want to become similarly sleek. Phys EdGretchen Reynolds on…

What makes the biggest difference in weight loss?

Welcome to part four of The science behind weight loss, a Conversation series in which we separate the myths about dieting from the realities of exercise and nutrition. Here, Deakin University nutrition academic and dietician, Associate Professor Tim Crowe, explains the role exercise and nutrition play in weight loss: Searching for the best way to…

How to Create a Weight Loss Graph

Whether you weigh in once a day, week or month, knowing how close you are to reaching a weight loss goal and reflecting on how far you have come is important for motivation. Creating a weight loss graph gives you a visual picture of weight fluctuations, allowing you to identify if there are patterns or…

Can You Lose Weight with Exercise Alone?

Despite the implications of a new nonprofit funded by Coke, reams of evidence point to an unequivocal answer Credit: Thinkstock/4774344sean   Don’t stress too much about cutting calories if you want to shed pounds—focus on getting more exercise. That’s the controversial message beverage giant Coca-Cola is backing in its new campaign to curb obesity. Coke…

DIY weight loss program

This DIY weight loss program is easy to do at home and is completely free. Everything you need to plan and implement your very own weight loss program is linked to this page. So now you know where to start, right here, why not get to it! Step 1 – Assessment Self Assessment Determining exactly…

Exercise and Weight Loss: Importance, Benefits & Examples

Carrying around too much weight feels uncomfortable, and it can also damage your health. According the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity rates have skyrocketed in the United States in recent years. As of 2010, more than one-third of American adults were considered obese, defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of…

How to Prevent Hair Loss When Losing Weight

Julia Michelle Julia Michelle has been writing professionally since January 2009. Her specialties include massage therapy, computer tech support, land and aquatic personal training, aquatic group fitness and Reiki. She has an Associate in Applied Science from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College in integrative medical massage therapy. Hair loss from weight loss is generally…

How to Set and Plan Weight Loss Goals

Setting weight loss goals is probably one of the more difficult steps of a weight loss program. How much do you need to lose and how do you calculate that number? The way most of us approach it is to choose a number based on what we used to weigh or, perhaps, what we’ve always…

Fitness Motivation: How to Make Yourself Love Exercise

It’s not just you: Many people are turned off by the thought of exercise because they think it has to be intense or time-consuming. But the findings of a new study published in the journal BMC Public Health suggests that people could learn to enjoy being active simply by tweaking those beliefs and expectations.So says…

4 weight loss mistakes that executives make, according to an exercise scientist

by Tom Fitzgerald After five years of working with executive clients to improve their body composition, fitness and health, I’ve been able to observe four common mistakes that curtail weight loss attempts.Strong performance in the business sphere often comes at the cost of health, in particular, an expanding waistline resulting from an increasingly sedentary lifestyle…