Tag Archives: Weight

Overtraining probably isn’t behind your weight loss plateau – here’s why

Some people claim that stress from overtraining is the reason people struggle to lose weight. InesBazdar/ Shutterstock John Hough, Nottingham Trent University When it comes to improving our physical fitness, the time you don’t spend exercising (often known as “recovery”) is as important as the exercise and training you do. Not only is recovery important for anyone who wants to …

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Weight stigma is a burden around the world – and has negative consequences everywhere

Weight stigma occurs in many developed countries, not just the U.S. and often has devastating consequences. SIPhotography/Getty Images Rebecca Puhl, University of Connecticut Lazy. Unmotivated. No self-discipline. No willpower. These are just a few of the widespread stereotypes ingrained in American society about people who have a higher body weight or larger body size. Known as weight stigma, these attitudes …

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Gaining weight can be difficult – but here are the safest ways to do it

Eating small meals often, or snacking on nutrient-dense foods (like nuts), is one way to increase calorie intake. Tatiana Bralnina/ Shutterstock Emma Kinrade, Glasgow Caledonian University There’s no shortage of articles and resources out there offering people advice on the best ways to lose weight. But not everyone wants to lose weight. For those who want to gain weight, finding …

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Belly fat linked to higher risk of premature death, regardless of your weight

‘Apple shaped’ people store more fat in their abdomen, while ‘pear shaped’ people store it in their lower body. Red Confidential/ Shutterstock

‘Apple shaped’ people store more fat in their abdomen, while ‘pear shaped’ people store it in their lower body. Red Confidential/ Shutterstock Rebecca Dumbell, Nottingham Trent University It’s well known that carrying extra fat around your waist can be harmful to your health, bringing greater risk of developing illnesses such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. But a recent …

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