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                              Monica's Story Total Lost: 57 pounds (in the first 6 [...]
By uclahealth • September 30, 2016
We all know it’s important to stay hydrated when exercising, but just how much should we be drinking? It depends. Sweating is the primary way we lose fluid, but each of us loses it at a different rate – which means each of us has a different amount [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • August 24, 2016
Even if you know how important physical activity is for you and your family, exercise can still feel like just another item on your to-do list. You may also struggle dragging your children away from a TV long enough to get their muscles moving. The key is to [...]
By uclahealth • August 23, 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
National Sons and Daughters Day on August 11 is a good excuse to celebrate all the things you love about your children, including those you’ve passed down to them: your crooked smile, your curly hair, your goofy sense of humor. But there are some genetic legacies ­– like [...]
By uclahealth • August 8, 2016
Pokémon Go is getting many kids off the couch this summer, but the online game is far from the only option for physical activity. Here are some ideas from P.E. teachers affiliated with the UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind program, an organization dedicated to fighting childhood [...]
By Amy Albin • July 29, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZfzGCXQb5E Urologist Dr. Jesse Mills  believes not enough attention is paid to male infertility. He wants to shine a light on the causes of infertility and the things that can be done to combat the condition. Up to 25 percent of couples have [...]
By Kim Irwin • July 26, 2016
Contestants on the hit show “The Biggest Loser” are known for their remarkable transformations. Some of the program’s stars have lost over 200 pounds with intensive dieting and exercise. But new research from scientists at the National Institutes of Health suggests that those remarkable body makeovers are incredibly tough [...]
By uclahealth • June 13, 2016
Kallista's Story I had been overweight since I was 18 years old. It started off as just a few pounds here and there, but by age 30, I was nearly 230 pounds. I had high blood pressure, fertility issues, and could not sleep well. It didn't help that I [...]
By uclahealth • April 27, 2016
Van Nuys maintenance worker Marco Tapia had a schizophrenic breakdown at age 24. His family thought he had been taking drugs because he was acting so … strange. When he tried to use a window instead of the door to get into their Van Nuys apartment, they realized something [...]
By Meg Sullivan • April 11, 2016