It has often been recommended in popular weight-loss programs that overweight and obese individuals hoping to shed unwanted pounds should drink more water. As is often the case, the evidence base behind this recommendation was
It is often stated that the accumulation of excess body weight is a simple matter of energy intake exceeding energy expenditure. While this notion is certainly correct, it does not account for the myriad of
The current recommendations from major health organizations stipulate that if an individual has a BMI in the obese range (>30 kg/m2), they should be counseled to lose at least 5-10% of their body weight. This
The answer to this question may surprise you. In fact, according to a recent British Medical Journal article discussing this issue, few health professionals, including doctors, dieticians, and personal trainers know the correct answer. First,
Despite the unseasonably warm weather, it’s that time of the year again. People are scouring the malls for those last minute presents, holiday music is everywhere, kids are writing letters to Santa, and those who
Recipe for a healthy day: how compositional data analysis can help us optimise our daily routine to be healthy.
Today’s post comes from Dr Sebastien Chastin at Glasgow Caledonian University. What is the recipe for a healthy day? This is the question we explore in our research article “Combined Effects of Time Spent in