calories

If you’ve gotten the message that you should incorporate 30 minutes a day of moderate physical activity into your workday to reduce the health risks associated with inactivity, good job.  Keep taking the stairs and walking as much as possible. But don’t stop there.  Other [...]
By Amy Albin • February 1, 2019
Dear Doctor: Some studies suggest that long-term calorie restriction can shorten lifespan; others say it won’t. Which should we believe? This is a perplexing question.  We need energy to live, and the food we eat provides that energy.  Obviously, gluttony can [...]
By Ask the Doctors • July 18, 2018
A holiday celebration just isn’t complete without the food. Let’s face it: family meals, office parties, and holiday reunions scattered throughout the month mean we’ll all have the opportunity to eat, eat, and eat some more. And there lies the challenge: how do we avoid the trap of [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • December 14, 2016
By Dana Hunnes The holidays can be the most joyful time of year, and the most stressful. Eating healthfully can be a challenge even for the best-intentioned of us, and there are a number of reasons why:
  1. Between October and the end of the year, [...]
By uclahealth • November 14, 2016
As Halloween approaches and sugary treats top the shopping list, there are some tricks you can deploy to provide healthy and fun alternatives to the customary loads of candy that are shoveled into kids’ bags and stomachs. To stop the sugar overload this Halloween, consider handing out healthy [...]
By Roxanne Moster • October 20, 2016
If you’re looking for a guilt-free way to take it easy, these six low-key activities will help you burn calories while chilling out. (Note: All calorie estimates are based on the average number burned by a 155-pound person every 30 minutes.)
  1. Hit the beach. Snoozing in the [...]
By uclahealth • August 16, 2016
Want to count calories? Figure out how much protein you're getting? Each packaged food sold in the U.S. has a nutrition facts panel printed on its label, and that holds the key to understanding what you're really eating. Here's what each nutrition facts label can tell you. [...]
By uclahealth • March 24, 2016