An article by Jeannine Stein in today's Los Angeles Times reports on a new study by Kenneth E. Thorpe and Zhou Yang in the journal Health Affairs. According to the authors of the study, expanding a successful YMCA diabetes prevention program to a nationwide audience could save Medicare $1.8 - 3.7 billion dollars over the next ten years.
Fitness Over 40
As if losing weight weren’t hard enough, keeping it off is often even harder. If you don’t want to spend the rest of your life yo-yo dieting, you’ll need to develop good, long-term lifestyle habits. Luckily, there has been a lot of good research done to help you know what works and what doesn’t.
If you’re approaching or in the thick of menopause, you’ve probably already discovered that managing your weight is not as easy as it used to be. You may be seeing that your lovely curvy shape now looks more like a round apple. So which is better for weight management in menopause: exercise or diet? In a word, both!