Good Morning Sunshine: Those Rays Help Your Weight

Posted on 04/3/2014 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthJust in time for spring’s sunnier days comes this welcome news: A new Northwestern University study reports that your exposure to bright, early morning light can help you manage your weight. People who had most of their sunshine exposure in the morning, starting at 8 a.m., had a significantly lower body mass index (BMI) than did those who got most of their light exposure later in the day, researchers found. BMI is an estimate of body fat based on height …

10-Second Weight Loss Secret: Read. The. Label.

Posted on 09/17/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthThis has got to be the simplest weight loss trick ever: Read the nutrition labels. That’s right. An international team of scientists, using data collected by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),  found that people who paid attention to the nutrition labels on food weighed less than those who didn’t. For women, in particular, paying attention to those nutrition facts translated into an 8.6-pound difference over those who ignored them. As reported in The Atlantic, the results …

Forget The Scale: Measure Your Waist To Predict Health Risk

Posted on 06/7/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIs your waist measurement more than half your height? Then you could be at increased risk for diabetes and heart disease. That’s what British researchers found after following 30,000 middle-aged Europeans for up to 17 years: Waist size, not just weight or Body Mass Index (BMI), was a better predictor for high blood pressure, diabetes and cardiovascular problems. “Keeping your waist circumference to less than half your height can help increase life expectancy for every person in the world,” said …

The Takeaway: Underweight Do Worse After Surgery; Supercommittee Folds With No Plan

Posted on 11/22/2011 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayUnderweight individuals have a 40 percent higher risk of dying in the first month after surgery than patients who are overweight, U.S. researchers reported in the Archives of Surgery. And the congressional panel charged with devising a plan to reduce the nation’s deficit has failed and folded.