Dr. Ann

Fitness, Weight Control


An Easy Way to Burn More Calories

  Woohoo! Scientists uncovered a super-easy way to burn even more calories during walking– simply vary your walking speed. For this study, researchers had study subjects walk at varying speeds on a treadmill set at a constant rate. The researchers then measured the “metabolic cost” of alternating walking speeds as the study subjects purposely changed their […]

  Woohoo! Scientists uncovered a super-easy way to burn even more calories during walking– simply vary your walking speed. For this study, researchers had study subjects walk at varying speeds on a treadmill set at a constant rate. The researchers then measured the “metabolic cost” of alternating walking speeds as the study subjects purposely changed their […]

Drinking coffee fits in beautifully with healthy living. That was the energizing conclusion from a massive new review analysis that combined the data from 201 previously published studies looking at coffee consumption and health outcomes. Here are the reports “perks” at a glance: A longer life Reduced risk of death from all causes, with heart […]

Shake, shake—that may be all it takes to turn up fat burning. Past studies have linked cinnamon to healthier metabolism so a curious group of scientists decided to dig a bit deeper. For this study, they exposed the fat cells taken from a broad range of study subjects, including those of various weights and health […]

Nuts really are a food that you can love, and they will love you back! Two new studies back this up beautifully. In the first, scientists concluded that people who eat nuts regularly are significantly less likely to develop cardiovascular disease. Here are the highlights: Those consuming five or more servings a week of any […]

Thanks to Cornell’s new Global Healthy Weight Registry, we are now privy to the “secrets of the forever slim.” The registry was created to survey and document the diet and lifestyle behaviors of adults who have maintained a trim and healthy body weight over their entire lives. Here are a handful of facts from the lifestyles […]

Tis the season for weight loss and if you want to succeed, simply stepping on the scale may be one of the most effective moves you could make. In a study that followed the body weight of overweight study subjects who expressed a desire to lose weight, those who weighed themselves more often over the following […]

Want to know to know how to change your diet once and for all? The past decade has delivered a flood of new science showing us the way. Here are the crucial guideposts: Begin first with full acceptance of where you are now – it is profoundly liberating. Seek the inspiration and motivation to change […]

Fiber has a long list of health benefits. Here are the best ways to get more of this special compound in your daily diet. Consume as many fruits and veggies as possible. The superstars for fiber content include berries (raspberries #1), snow peas, apples, canned tomato products, pumpkin, cauliflower, avocado, spinach, asparagus, broccoli, carrots, Brussels […]

The huge ecosystem of microorganisms that reside in your gastrointestinal tract (your microbiome) largely define your health destiny. Think of them as your most valuable partner in health and healing. The microbiome is integral to immunity, modulating inflammation, digestive function, mood, metabolism, stress resiliency, and much, much more. What defines a “healthy microbiome” is having […]

Fiber has a well-deserved and sparkling reputation as a key defense against our most dreaded chronic diseases, but fighting fat is where it shines most brilliantly. In fact, I consider fiber the most under-utilized and under-appreciated  “secret weapon” for weight and appetite control. Fiber is a superhero when it comes to fighting fat. Here are […]

Want a simple, 10-second activity proven to help with weight control? Then weigh yourself daily and record it! That was the encouraging conclusion from a two-year study performed by Cornell researchers. Study subjects who weighed themselves every day and recorded their weights on a spreadsheet or chart, both lost weight and kept it off over […]

Although they come in a dazzling array of colors, shapes, and sizes – all varieties of winter squash have show-stopping nutritional excellence. A single ½ cup serving provides over 100% of the daily requirement for vitamin A along with a big hit of fiber, vitamin C, B vitamins and precious minerals for just 37 calories. […]