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Dr. Sears' Blog

Gaining it Back: The Science behind The Biggest Loser’s Failure


An article recently appeared in Obesity Journal that suggest that the future of America’s health is in danger. The article, which followed.

Runners: To Carb Load or Not to Carb Load


Eating a giant bowl of spaghetti, three bagels and a couple of baked potatoes right before a big event is actually hurting your athletic.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Improve Athletic Performance


We often think of omega-3 fatty acids in terms of treating chronic disease. However, there are a great number of reasons why the increased.

Do Exercise & Diet Reduce Heart Disease for Diabetics?


That's a good question after the June 24 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine reported on the failure of long-term diet and exercise to.

Myths In Treatment of Childhood Obesity


We all know that obese children tend to be inactive. This leads to the “obvious” conclusion that the solution to childhood obesity is simply.

Pass The Polyphenols


Considering that virtually nothing was written about the health benefits of polyphenols before 1995, it continues to amaze me the amount of.

Ward Off The Common Cold With Exercise


There is nothing like fall in New England -- the crisp air on your face, the changes in foliage and all the fun activities like apple and.

For Losing Weight, Exercise Is Good, But Diet Is Better


Here’s standard quote: “Losing weight can improve health and reduce many of the risk factors related to diabetes and heart disease.”.

Milk Proven Helpful In Workout Recovery


A common question among active people is what is the best snack or drink for recovery or to fuel with after a workout? There have been lots of.

United States Major Export: Obesity


Back in 2005, in my book, The Anti-Inflammation Zone, I wrote that many trends start in the United States and then cover the globe. We’ve.

Motivation Through The Buddy System


Think about a time when you’ve been really successful with a health-related goal. It could be something as small as trying to decrease your.

Women Can Reduce Stroke Risk With Physical Activity


A few weeks back we blogged about the Journal of the American Medical Association’s new guidelines for physical activity being raised for women..

Exercise Recommendations Have Increased For Women


Just when you thought you couldn’t possibly add one more thing to your plate each day, the Journal of the American Medical Association boosts.

7 Tips to Motivate You to Stay Active


No matter what area of the country you live in, there are always obstacles that hinder your ability to keep up with our exercise routines. Loss.