Monthly Archives: August 2013

Bundesliga newcomer unveils new nutrition partner

Most Popular Food and Nutrition Tracking Tools: MyFitnessPal

Eintracht Braunschweig has signed up food wholesaler EDEKA as the clubs official nutrition partner for the teams return to the German Bundesliga. Under the deal, Braunschweig will provide EDEKA with in-stadium branding on the venues television screens and will also give the company a quota of tickets for home games. EDEKA will supply the team with fresh fruits and other services. Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed. The deal will run for an initial two-year period and was brokered by the Sportfive agency on behalf of the club. We are delighted to be partnering Eintracht Braunschweig in the first year of its Bundesliga campaign as the clubs nutrition partner, EDEKAs head of corporate communications, Andreas Laubig, said. We will provide the team with a lot of energy for the games and we also want to inspire our customers in the Braunschweig region with exciting activities around the agreement. The clubs general manager, Oliver Soeren Voigt, added: With EDEKA we have gained a strong partner for the season and there will be benefits for both sides.
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In U.S., Less Than Half Look at Restaurant Nutrition Facts

Americans Who Pay a "Great Deal"/"Fair Amount" of Attention to Nutritional Information, by Key Subgroups, July 2013

Different areas of the South have their own signature recipes. Additional ingredients may include cream cheese, eggs, paprika, pickles, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce or even jalapenos. But whatever the recipe, the one thing they all have in common is theyre high in fat. So I was delighted when I received the Cabot Creamery e-newsletter with its Lightened Up Pimento Cheese recipe on the front page. To reduce fat, it used some low-fat cheese and light mayonnaise, and added a little Greek yogurt in place of the full-fat ingredients.
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Practical Nutrition: Yes, it’s possible to lighten up Southern specialty, pimento cheese

Practical Nutrition: Yes, it’s possible to lighten up Southern specialty, pimento cheese

Now we’re back to feature the winner. MyFitnessPal took the top spot by a wide margin, bringing in over 62% of the votes cast. Those of you who praised it mentioned its massive food database, easy-to-use mobile apps and web interface, and the encouraging, informative community behind it. Behind it in second place with just over 17% of the vote was LoseIt , another great service with a large food database and a barcode scanner in its mobile apps that makes adding foods to your log easy.
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restaurants list nutritional information on their menus, less than half of Americans, 43%, say they pay a “great deal” or a “fair amount” of attention to it. Americans are much more likely to take note of nutritional labels on food packages, with 68% saying they pay at least a fair amount of attention to this information. These data, from Gallup’s annual Consumption Habits survey, conducted July 10-14, come as some restaurants in the U.S. take steps to comply with a provision of the Affordable Care Act that requires restaurant chains with 20 or more locations to list calorie information on menus and menu boards by 2014. Other restaurants added nutritional information to their menus prior to the Affordable Care Act’s passage in 2010 to meet city or state requirements, to be transparent with their customers about the nutritional content of their food, or to respond to pressure from health groups. While menu labeling in restaurants is a new federal requirement, the federal government has required all packaged food to have nutritional labeling since 1990.
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Light Exercise Prevents Atrial Fibrillation in Elderly

Can Exercise Affect Your Menstrual Cycle?

Atrial fibrillation, in which the two upper chambers of the heart tend to twitch rather than beat steadily, is the most common heart rhythm abnormality. It is especially common after age 65. The danger is that blood can pool, causing clots that move to the heart or brain. There have been reports of an increased incidence of the abnormality in younger people who exercise vigorously. “Prior studies have looked at atrial fibrillation in young and middle-aged and generally healthy people,” said study lead author Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, a cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
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Exercise may boost mood during pregnancy – but up to 75% of pregnant women are inactive

First of all, she recommends post 50s start realistically remembering to carefully consider the amount of time and energy they can spend on working out as many people who are new to exercise quickly become overwhelmed because they set goals that require an exceedingly high commitment. “If you haven’t been exercising, you can get health benefits from just 50 minutes of exercise per week,” she says. Other people, Bell explains, don’t do enough meaningful exercise and get discouraged when they don’t see any benefits. “It’s important to engage in meaningful activity,” Bell says. Bell divides “meaningful activity” for post 50s into four key categories of exercise: strengthening, flexibility, aerobics and balance. To learn more about these four key categories and how to incorporate them into your own exercise regimen, flip through the slideshow below. And, for more information on getting in shape after 50, go here.
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Exercise not only changes your look, it changes your physiology

The results, announced Friday, appear online in the journal Psychology & Health. RELATED: SUBWAY DELIVERY! NEVADA WOMAN GIVES BIRTH IN SANDWICH SHOP RESTROOM Prior research has found that prenatal exercise can help manage pregnancy-related musculoskeletal issues, improve sleep, prevent excessive weight gain, and shorten labor. A separate study published earlier this month in the British Journal of Sports Medicine finds that moderate-intensity exercise three times a week during your second and third trimesters halves the risk of your newborn being overweight. Other studies have found that between 60 to 75 percent of pregnant women are inactive. Additionally, while postpartum mood disorders like postnatal depression are widely recognized, rates of depression, anxiety, and fatigue are actually higher during pregnancy than following pregnancy, and can cause complications with the pregnancy, the researchers said. Still, before you begin an exercise program, be sure to talk to your doctor about any risks with your pregnancy.
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August 11, 2013 2 Exercise is the closest thing to a magical pill since it keeps you healthy in so many ways. Aside from helping you drop pounds and look sensational sporting your bikini, it keeps your heart healthy, improves your mood and energy levels, keeps sickness at bay, can prevent injuries or alleviate chronic pain, and can even help you have a better night’s sleep. Working out may also help when Aunt Flo comes for her monthly visit. If you suffer from bloating or gut-wrenching cramps ( dysmenorrhea ) even though you may not feel up to your normal workout walking, swimming, or doing another type of light exercise like yoga will improve circulation to relieve painful cramps and ease digestive distress. The release of endorphins from exercise is also helpful in getting rid of headaches, fatigue, and your cranky, I-want-to-throw-something-at-everyone mood.
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The 4 Keys To Starting An Exercise Regimen After 50

Different genetic methylation patterns resulting from varying dietary habits may in part determine who gets diabetes and other such metabolic diseases and who does not. The new study in Sweden at the Lund University Diabetes Center had a group of men work out under the guidance of a trainer for six months. At the end of that time period, the men understandably had lost inches off their waists, lost fat, increased their endurance and improved their blood pressure and cholesterol readings. They also had altered the methylation pattern of many of the genes in their fat cells.
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