5 Tips for getting Children to Eat Healthy

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Getting kids to eat healthily these days can seem a like an impossible task, especially with the multitude of junk food available to them. However, it’s not an insurmountable task when good habits are put in place, along with some basic common sense. With some of these basic tips you can get your children eating (and enjoying) the good stuff. Read More…

More Promising Research about the Benefits of Interval Training


There’s no doubt that exercise can be quite time consuming, which the reason many people avoid doing it altogether. However, we’ve discussed specific ways to exercise here at Promote Health that can cut your exercise time in half while providing the same, if not better, health benefit. This method is called high intensity interval training, or HIIT, and several clinical and university studies have proven its effectiveness in the past. A new study further proves HIIT is a time efficient and effective way to exercise. Read More…

Moderate Exercise may Alter Genes to Improve BMI


Certain genes in your body have a predisposition to obesity. In other words, your genetic makeup plays a role in how easily you gain and lose body fat. A new study shows that walking for an hour per day can actually reduce the genetic influence of these “fat genes” by up to 50 percent. The study findings were recently reported at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2012 Scientific Sessions. Read More…

Is Your Job Making You Fat?

It may sound crazy, but there is some truth to the idea that your job can in fact make you sick, cause you to gain weight, and even increase your odds of having a heart attack. People who work long hours staring at a computer all day (I’m in trouble!) are at an increased risk of adverse health effects. Obviously, you can’t just quit your job in an effort to avoid work-related illness, but knowing the most common causes can help you in treating and/or avoiding them in the first place. Read the infographic below to learn some interesting and alarming facts about health problems caused by working a 9-to-5. Read More…

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