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Study: Kids on screen-time diet lost weight, performed better in school

Study: Kids on screen-time diet lost weight, performed better in school | Shed it, the healthy way! | Scoop.it
Research suggests parental monitoring of media consumption can have a lasting effect on a child's development

Via Kenneth Weene
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Parents used to think that they cannot control children and technology. However, parents do have power and this is demonstrated in this article. Weight loss can be determined with the amount of technology we use. Additionally, the more time we use on technology, the more the weight gain! This could be due to the inactivity while we are on our devices thus not doing anything. Thus this article further reiterates the point on healthy lifestyle, especially so about inculcating certain healthy habits starting young.

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Kenneth Weene's curator insight, July 20, 2014 10:21 AM

While I certainly think this study tells us something important, I wonder how much of the effect was due to getting the kids away from those ubiquitous screens and how much was due to the greater amount of parent-child interaction that resulted or the simple fact that the parents were showing some interest and concern. I must admit that I am always torn when we go out to eat and see kids with their pads. Part of me applauds the lovely quiet. Part of me wants to yell at the parents, "Why don't you interact with your children?"

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Exercise and diet may prevent Alzheimer's

Exercise and diet may prevent Alzheimer's | Shed it, the healthy way! | Scoop.it
The Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability (FINGER Study) suggested that following a healthy lifestyle with exercise and diet can even help in fighting mental decline, holding significant potential against Alzheimer's disease.
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This article validates the readers ideas to diet and/or exercise because of health benefits. There are studies to back up this claims and therefore would push readers to believe this is true. Therefore, readers would be swayed to think positively about the effects of dieting and exercise. If readers have yet to reach a point to do so, they would start doing it. I think this is a form of persuasion for the readers to act on doing it and emphasize on participation, instead of passively taking all the information only. 

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Health food fads: Fads come and go but good nutrition shouldn't

Health food fads: Fads come and go but good nutrition shouldn't | Shed it, the healthy way! | Scoop.it
Drinking carrot juice, sticking with a low-calorie diet and avoiding egg yolks all seem superhealthy. Not so fast. Nutritionists are warning people that these seemingly healthy eating fads aren't as...
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With the amount of people who turn to diets for quick weight loss, it is no wonder this article highlights such issue. Nutrition is the most important thing of any weight loss. Depriving an individual of any nutrients may deteriorate one's health. In my opinion, this article wants to make readers aware of fad diets and to turn away from them, no matter how promising they sound. While it may work out for some, it may not work out for others. Consistency in diet  and exercise is the key to losing weight.

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10 Foods That Sound Healthy (but Aren't)

10 Foods That Sound Healthy (but Aren't) | Shed it, the healthy way! | Scoop.it
Salad, bran muffins, fat-free foods―they're good for you, right? Not always. Nutrition expert Katherine Brooking, MS, RD, reveals surprisingly unhealthy foods, plus better-for-you alternatives.
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We do not think about the food that we eat on a daily basis. However, foods that we think are surprisingly good may actually even add on calories to our weight. What I found interesting about this article is that it touches about food and how, in my opinion, we categorise them depending on our upbringing - assuming whether it's healthy or not. This brings about the issue of eating healthily to maintain an acceptable, healthy weight.

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Build a Healthy Food Foundation

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Being in Singapore,  I also have to know about what Singapore is doing. "My Healthy Plate' has just recently replaced the pyramid model and this is definitely a better option for Singaporeans to properly measure their meals. This way it is more accurate as compared to the Pyramid model. By constantly updating new information to Singaporeans, it shows that the government is taking effective steps to counter obesity here.

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The Weight of the Nation: Part 2 - Choices (HBO Docs)

Subscribe to HBO Docs: http://itsh.bo/10r45k3 To win, we have to lose. The four-part HBO Documentary Films series, The Weight of The Nation explores the obes...
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There is still no highly effective medication to prevent or reverse obesity despite countless research and medications. This video reiterates the point to set SMART goals in order to achieve the weight loss needed. To have a documentary solely on obesity is an interesting thing because it highlights the problems we are facing. Through this, it raises awareness to others about this issue and educating them about the risk of obesity. It is hoped that through this, Obesity would be lowered in the long run.

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Can diet trump exercise in weight loss?  

Can diet trump exercise in weight loss?   | Shed it, the healthy way! | Scoop.it
Celebrity trainer Bob Harper, of the weight-loss TV show "The Biggest Loser," has built a career putting very obese people through some grueling fitness paces but if he's learned anything from the experience, it's that diet trumps exercise every time.
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Bob Harper has approximately 551k followers on his Twitter. By interviewing a celebrity trainer, it allows boost of readership as people wants to know about Bob Harper and his inputs on fitness or health issues. Bob Harper also mentions about Crossfit, and this exercise is slowly gaining popularity all over the world. Thus, this article also allows reader to be aware of current trends of exercise.

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Framing workout as play – not work – aids in weight loss

Framing workout  as play – not work – aids in weight loss | Shed it, the healthy way! | Scoop.it
It’s a common rookie mistake, but plenty of diet-and-exercise veterans make it, too: With an act of will, you muster yourself to the gym or the track, and you gut
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I think this article highlights clearly how perceiving things differently from the usual will make the tasks easier. In this case, if we believe that workout is a form of play, it would be fun and exciting and an individual is motivated to lose weight. This could actually be the authors setting an agenda for the readers to push themselves to workout and maintain a healthy lifestyle. I also believe that this is similar to a self-fulfilling prophecy where if I believe something is going to be true and beneficial  (in this case: exercising as play) , it would become true. Thus, we can see the power of thoughts.

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1 Million KG Challenge

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1 Million Kg Challenge is an initiative by Health Promotions Board (HPB) in countering obesity in SIngapore. In Singapore itself, 1 in 9 of the adults are obese,.By having such campaigns, it provides a platform for collective effort from those who join to lose weight together. Inn my opinion, it is also a form of social proof. If everybody is doing it, I should be doing it (weight loss) too.

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ACE Fit | Fitness Facts | Weight Loss: Diet vs. Exercise

ACE Fit | Fitness Facts | Weight Loss: Diet vs. Exercise | Shed it, the healthy way! | Scoop.it
The two major players in the weight-loss battle are diet and exercise. But can the battle be won using only one of these tools? Many people opt for the easier r
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Sometimes we don't know what is better: Diet vs Exercise? Ideally, it is both. This article goes beyond diet and exercise and talks about motivation to continue dieting and exercising to maintain/lose weight. As this is the American Council of Exercise, which is a NGO, the tips are given to provide comprehensive and unbiased view in the field of fitness. Thus, promoting healthy lifestyle in the long run. 

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Study: Kids on screen-time diet lost weight, performed better in school

Study: Kids on screen-time diet lost weight, performed better in school | Shed it, the healthy way! | Scoop.it
Research suggests parental monitoring of media consumption can have a lasting effect on a child's development

Via Kenneth Weene
Nur Afifah Binte Mohamed Rahim's insight:

Parents used to think that they cannot control children and technology. However, parents do have power and this is demonstrated in this article. Weight loss can be determined with the amount of technology we use. Additionally, the more time we use on technology, the more the weight gain! This could be due to the inactivity while we are on our devices thus not doing anything. Thus this article further reiterates the point on healthy lifestyle, especially so about inculcating certain healthy habits starting young.

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Kenneth Weene's curator insight, July 20, 2014 10:21 AM

While I certainly think this study tells us something important, I wonder how much of the effect was due to getting the kids away from those ubiquitous screens and how much was due to the greater amount of parent-child interaction that resulted or the simple fact that the parents were showing some interest and concern. I must admit that I am always torn when we go out to eat and see kids with their pads. Part of me applauds the lovely quiet. Part of me wants to yell at the parents, "Why don't you interact with your children?"

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More prospective weight-loss patients eligible under new guidelines - Newsday

More prospective weight-loss patients eligible under new guidelines - Newsday | Shed it, the healthy way! | Scoop.it
Newsday More prospective weight-loss patients eligible under new guidelines Newsday Bariatric surgery has been considered a last-hope procedure for extremely overweight people who have been unable to lose weight through diet and exercise or who...
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Batriatic surgery used to be only for the severely obese. Yet, with the introduction of new schemes available, this allows for more leeway for people to go into surgery as a last hope. While I understand that the surgery may be a quick loss solution for weight loss, I do not think people should just delve into it and forget the consequences. Readers have to be aware of researching further about this issue before making a decision. The article is framing the way we think: Obesity is happening and surgery (may be) the only way out.

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The Great Cardio Debate: HIIT Versus LISS

The Great Cardio Debate: HIIT Versus LISS | Shed it, the healthy way! | Scoop.it
The Great Cardio Debate: HIIT Versus LISS
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This article enables me to understand the two major types of exercise. There are different things that both exercises targets at. Of course to receive the optimal results, the best option is to do both! I think this article provides both side of the story and this is especially essential for those who support one type of exercise over the other (HIIT vs LISS) to ponder over the other side of the coin.  Thus, there will be less biases when reading this article as it covers both sides of the debate.

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