Items Tagged ‘calories’

The essential steps to a heart healthy lifestyle

February 1, 2019

The essential steps to a heart healthy lifestyle

By Amy Albin amyalbin

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 steps are important for achieving a heart healthy lifestyle. “Diet, […]

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Tags: American Heart Association, calories, diabetes, diet, Dr. Gaurav Banka, Dr. Sheila Sahni, exercise, family history, healthy lifestyle, heart disease, heart disease risk factors, heart healthy


Ask the Doctors - Will long-term calorie restriction shorten or lengthen lifespan?

July 18, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Will long-term calorie restriction shorten or lengthen lifespan?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

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 lead to dire health consequences, including type 2 diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure, […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, calorie restriction, calories, Dr. Robert Ashley, food, lifespan, longevity


How to avoid the holiday gorging slump and stay healthy

December 14, 2016

How to avoid the holiday gorging slump and stay healthy

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

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 a month of overeating? Overeating can be […]

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Tags: calories, dietitian, eating, Erin Morse, healthy eating, healthy holidays, holidays, overeating, physical activity, registered dietitian


Healthy Eating Around the Holidays: Adopting a Plant-based Diet

November 14, 2016

Healthy Eating Around the Holidays: Adopting a Plant-based Diet

By uclahealth uclahealth

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: Between October and the end of the year, it is a free-for-all grub fest. There is Halloween, where […]

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Tags: blood pressure, calorie counting, calories, diet, healthy food, healthy food options, holiday diet, holiday food, holiday weight gain, obesity, plant-based diet, servings


Healthy Halloween treats

October 20, 2016

Healthy Halloween treats

By Roxanne Moster rmoster

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 snacks and nonedible treats like Halloween stickers, […]

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Tags: antioxidants, calories, candy, childrens health, diet, Halloween, healthy treats, recipes, sugary treats


6 lazy ways to burn calories

August 16, 2016

6 lazy ways to burn calories

By uclahealth uclahealth

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.) Hit the beach. Snoozing in the sun is one (admittedly great) way to enjoy […]

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Tags: activities, burn calories, calories, exercise, exercise program, weigth loss


The nutrition facts panel: what you really need to know

March 24, 2016

The nutrition facts panel: what you really need to know

By uclahealth uclahealth

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. Serving Size The first bit of information under the large, bold “Nutrition […]

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Tags: calories, food labels, nutrients, nutrition facts, serving size, wellness