Walking vs. Running to Lose Weight

“Want to lose weight? Then run, don’t walk,” reported U.S. News & World Report in the April 2013 issue.

When it comes to running vs. walking, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California conducted a six year National Walkers’ and Runners’ Health Study. When they compared men and women who increased their walking or running, they found that running expended more energy than walking.

But people who choose to run may be different—they may be more physically fit, for example—than people who choose to walk.

8 Big, Fat, Weight Loss Myths

Of every three American adults, one is obese, one is overweight, and only one is lean. And all of us are at risk for gaining more.
From the latest “you’ll never be hungry” diet to that “weird tip to lose belly fat,” most dieting myths focus on how to lose weight.
Yet myths, misunderstandings, and excuses also explain how we got that spare tire in the first place.

If we knew more about what happens to the excess calories we eat—and how hard it may be to lose them for good—maybe we’d think twice before we reach for that extra slice of pizza or cheesecake.
It’s no secret that losing weight—and keeping it off—is tough. That’s all the more reason to avoid moving up a pants size in the  first place. Here we correct 8 common weight loss myths to help you play defense in the battle of the bulge.

A Healthy Mediterranean Diet

“Mediterranean diet fights heart disease,” announced ABC News. “Mediterranean diet cuts risk of stroke,” said USA Today. “Mediterranean diet over low fat? Well, at least it’s more fun,” quipped the Los Angeles Times. A study published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine set off a media frenzy in February. Its findings were striking, but the press reports may have misled many. Here’s what the study actually found…and how it should (or shouldn’t) alter what you eat.