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Study: Avatars encourage women to lose weight

Researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services say a computer-generated figure - or avatar - can serve as an alter ego for dieters, enabling them to gain the skills necessary to drop pounds.

Monday - 07/01/2013, 03:58am EDT

Tags: george washington university, Melissa Napolitano, Journal of Diabetes and Science and Technology, Paula Wolfson, dieting, avatar

Diet or exercise? It depends on the goal

When it comes to getting healthy, what you're trying to accomplish will help you determine which is better, dieting or exercising.

Friday - 06/21/2013, 06:53am EDT

Tags: alan etter, women, diet, nutrition, depression, mood, exercise, dieting

What to know about new weight-loss drug Belviq (Video)

Belviq is meant for the obese and for overweight people with serious weight-related medical conditions.

Tuesday - 06/11/2013, 02:29pm EDT

Tags: belviq, diet, exercise, michelle basch, diet pill, obesity

Tick-tock: Secret to losing weight may be the clock

Dining earlier may be the way to lose extra pounds.

Friday - 04/26/2013, 06:04am EDT

Tags: del walters, prevention, dieting

How a high-protein breakfast could help you lose weight

If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and you're trying to lose weight -- better pack it with protein.

Monday - 04/08/2013, 12:51pm EDT

Tags: protein, diet, food cravings, del walters

Losing weight: What not to do

When trying to lose weight, there are many things that you can do. You can increase your physical activity, make healthier food choices and cut out sugary beverages. However, there are also things you should not do to lose weight. Personal trainer Lisa Reed has some tips.

Thursday - 04/04/2013, 02:38pm EDT

Tags: Lisa Reed, fitness, tips

Weight loss could be future of Viagra

The little blue pill prescribed for erectile dysfunction may be on its way to helping people shed pounds.

Wednesday - 01/30/2013, 07:49am EST

Tags: veronica robinson, viagra

On the Run: Is cardio king?

It wasn't all that long ago that the standard advice for anyone seeking to lose weight was "calories in -- calories out." Now we're finding out it's much more complicated than that.

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 07:30am EST

Tags: exercise, fitness, cardio, on the run, Paula Wolfson

Potomac woman works at her resolution one lap at a time

Emily Jackson, of Potomac, Md., managed to keep her New Year's resolution to lose weight and improve her overall health. Two years later she's still hitting the gym and feeling lighter.

Wednesday - 01/02/2013, 07:48am EST

Tags: resolutions, Potomac, Md., swimming, excercise, andrew mollenbeck

Study: Less may be more when it comes to working out

Intense exercise may prove to be counter- productive for men in their 20s and 30s.

Tuesday - 09/25/2012, 11:13am EDT

Tags: randi martin, exercise, working out, university of copenhagen

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