Your Healthy Tip for the Day
SKINNY GENES: Polyunsaturated fats activate genes that reduce fat storage. Get them by snacking on one ounce of walnuts.
SCIENCE DAILY: Ease of Weight Loss Influenced by Individual Biology
"For the first time in a lab, researchers have found evidence supporting the commonly held belief that people with certain physiologies lose less weight than others when limiting calories. At this time, researchers do not know whether the biological differences are innate or develop over time." Click here to read the full story.
WEB MD: Higher Altitude May Lead to Lower Weight
"People who live at higher altitudes are less likely to become overweight or obese, a new study suggests. Over a median follow-up of 8.5 years, nearly 2,100 of the participants became overweight or obese. After accounting for other factors, such as diet and physical activity, the researchers concluded that study participants who lived at high altitudes were 13 percent less likely to become overweight or obese than those who lived at low altitudes." Click here to read the full story.
REUTERS: Fitness Vacations Favor Fun, Adventure Over Weight Loss
"Fitness vacations have ventured far from the fat farm. Today’s fit-focused travelers want to pair exercise with escapades and fitness with fun, whether it's yoga among the sea turtles, bootcamp on the beach or a zumba cruise. 'Fitness retreat used to mean go away and lose weight,' said Melisse Gelula, co-founder of the wellness media company Well+Good. 'Now it's just working fitness into a schedule that might also include lavish dinners, beach time, cocktail hours, nights out dancing.' Wellness tourism, which includes travel paired with activities such as yoga retreats, fitness centers, boot camps, cycling, gyms and other activities, is about a $500 billion global market, according to The Global Wellness Tourism Economy report of 2013." Click here to read the full story.