June 26, 2011 |
With nutrition information everywhere, why is it still hard to figure out how many calories we should eat? Join a live Web chat with "The Biggest Loser" nutritionist Cheryl Forberg on Monday, June 27, at 11 a.m. PT (2 p.m. CT, 3 p.m. ET) and learn how to devise a sensible nutrition plan that's easy to follow. Forberg is a registered dietitian and trained chef who graduated from the California Culinary Academy. She's also the author of "Flavor First: Cut Calories and Boost Flavor with 75 Delicious, All-Natural Recipes," which shows how healthful, flavorful food can taste just as good as highly processed, fattier fare.
June 24, 2011 |
"The Biggest Loser" contestants don't just learn about exercise--upending their diets is an essential part of the program as well. Join a live Web chat Monday, June 27 at 11 a.m. PT (2 p.m. CT, 3 p.m. ET) with Cheryl Forberg, nutritionist for "The Biggest Loser," who is also a registered dietitian. Forberg wrote the eating plan for the show and counsels contestants on nutrition. Forberg is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy and the author of "Flavor First: Cut Calories and Boost Flavor with 75 Delicious, All-Natural Recipes.
June 19, 2011 |
The excitement of watching mixed martial arts fighters in the octagon has sparked an interest in MMA training among men and women, and all types of athletes are incorporating the sport's techniques. Join a live Web chat on Monday, June 20 at noon Pacific time (2 p.m. Central, 3 p.m. Eastern) with MMA coach Mike Van Arsdale as he lends his tips about MMA's benefits. Van Arsdale made his MMA debut in Brazil in 1998, claiming the title of the International Vale Tudo Championships.
June 17, 2011 |
Mixed martial arts competitions are becoming increasingly popular, spawning an interest in MMA training. Join a live Web chat with MMA coach Mike Van Arsdale Monday, June 20, at noon Pacific time (2 p.m. CT, 3 p.m. ET) and find out the benefits of the sport for all levels of athlete, from recreational to pro. Van Arsdale won the gold medal in World Cup freestyle wrestling and is a former UFC fighter. In 1998 he made his mixed martial arts debut in Brazil, winning three consecutive fights in one night and the title of the International Vale Tudo Championships.
June 12, 2011 |
Annika Sorenstam took up golf at the age of 12 and her trajectory has been upward since then. The Swedish-born golf champ has scores of LPGA tournament wins and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2003. Join a live Web chat with Sorenstam on Monday, and learn how a regular exercise routine can lead to a better golf game, as well as how golf can help kids stay fit. Sorenstam started the ANNIKA Foundation in 2008 to develop sports and fitness and golf programs for youth, partnering with organizations such as The First Tee . We asked about the benefits of golf for boys and girls.
June 5, 2011 |
The debate over high-protein, high-fat diets versus high-carb, low-fat diets may never be settled. But the book "Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It" makes a solid case for upping the protein and excising some carbs, such as starchy vegetables and sugar-laden foods. The book's author, Gary Taubes, talks about his take on diet and nutrition in a live Web chat on Monday at 11 a.m. Pacific Time (1 p.m. Central Time, 2 p.m. Eastern Time). Taubes is a contributing correspondent for the journal Science and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Independent Investigator in Health Policy Research at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health.
June 3, 2011 |
Why are so many people obese or overweight? It's because of our love affair with sugar and starchy foods, says Gary Taubes, author of "Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It. " Taubes says that the key to weight loss isn't calories in and calories out nor obsessing about fat but in cutting back on stuff like potatoes and sugar (in all its forms) and eating more protein and even fat. Join a live Web chat with Taubes at 11 a.m. Pacific Time (1 p.m. Central, 2 p.m. Eastern) on Monday, June 6, and find out how you may be sabotaging your weight-loss goals.
May 23, 2011 |
People with fibromyalgia suffer from chronic pain throughout the body, especially in their joints, muscles and tendons. But research shows that exercise can make patients feel better and improve their quality of life. Dr. Ginevra Liptan, an authority on the disorder at the Oregon Health Sciences Center, has conducted research on how a type of massage therapy of the fascia tissue -- the connective tissue surrounding muscles -- can help relieve discomfort. To find out more about the therapy and how exercise and fibromyalgia are linked, join a live Web chat Monday at 11 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. CDT, 2 p.m. EDT)
May 20, 2011 |
Dr. Ginevra Liptan was nearing the end of her first year in medical school when she felt a muscle tear in her neck while exercising at the gym. The injury began a frustrating odyssey of fatigue and chronic pain that was eventually diagnosed as fibromyalgia. She went on to obtain her medical degree and has emerged as a leading authority on the illness. Liptan recently opened a clinic dedicated to research and treatment of fibromyalgia, called the Frida Center. The clinic in Portland, Ore., is named after Frida Kahlo, the Mexican artist who is thought to have suffered from the disorder.
May 15, 2011 |
To what extremes can the human body be pushed? Ask ultramarathoner Marshall Ulrich in a live Web chat on Monday, May 16 at 11 a.m. Pacific time (1 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. ET). Ulrich ran 3,063.2 miles across the U.S., crossed Death Valley on foot a record 22 times and won the Badwater Ultramarathon four times. He's also the author of "Running on Empty: An Ultramarathoner's Story of Love, Loss, and a Record-Setting Run Across America. " How did running across America from coast to coast in 52 days -- the third-fastest crossing of all time and the fastest by anyone over 40 years old -- compare to the other ultra-extreme events he's done, such as running the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon in 125-degree heat?