There's plenty of distance between enablement and empowerment. When it comes to personal health, the gap is even wider -- about as wide as the difference between holding a gym card and being in the gym itself. Even though there are more tips, tricks and tools out there than ever, as a whole, we're in the worst shape we've ever been in.
Meanwhile, the potential of mobile lies in its proximity and its ability to provide constant feedback.
Imagine: a mother-to-be signs onto her hospital's website where her homepage loads to the pregnancy and child birth micro-site. She's able to read through discussion posts from other expectant mothers, access her medical charts and receive messages from her prenatal doctor. She can personalize her experience to receive relevant articles and tips, calls to action, and news updates.
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Insight NewsLocal foodie gains national praise for promoting healthy eating habits in ...Insight NewsEarlier in September, LaDonna Redmond was featured on MSNBC's Melissa "Harris-Perry Show" for her efforts to promote healthy eating and urban...
Jessica tells how after being tortured for months with chemotherapy and having her breasts removed, her breast cancer had still spread throughout her body (stage 3). In desperation she tried Dr John McDougall's vegan diet and went on his programme. Not only does she now feel tremendously better, but her latest scan showed she is cancer-free!
Friends and Enemies of Your Right to Know In recent weeks, several public interest groups, including the Organic Consumers Association, Cornucopia Institute, Mercola.com, and Natural News, have pointed out the gross hypocrisy and greed of large food...
Perhaps more than exercising, I like exercise tracking. I have handful of different exercise and nutrition apps on my iPhone. And as soon as I work up the nerve I’m going to splurge on one of those tracker devices like the Jawbone Up or FitBit that’ll measure miles run, laps swum, calories chewed, swallowed, and burned off.
Which is why this study from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, a study that observed the effect of mobile tracking technology on weight loss, caught my eye.
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Tracking your daily progress on a fitness or food app — in addition to eating superfoods, exercising regularly and maintaining healthy sleep schedule — could take your weight loss to a whole new level.
The weight-loss study led by Bonnie Spring, Ph.D., a professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, was recently published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
The study's investigators tracked 69 overweight and obese adults (according to body mass index) on their weight-loss journey for nearly a year. Patients enrolled in a standard physician-directed program were randomly split into two groups. The control group attended health education sessions, but went without the use of personal digital assistants to monitor diets and physical activity on a daily basis..
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Late blight has been confirmed in a commercial tomato field in western North Carolina. Now is the time to start protecting your tomatoes. If you are a conventional grower, you can access the tomato spray guides that Cooperative Extension's Kelly Ivors has prepared for recommendations.