When it comes to maintaining a healthy weight for a lifetime, the bottom line is—calories count! Weight management is all about balance—balancing the number of calories you consume with the number of calories your body uses or “burns off.” This 30-minute webinar will be packed with information about resting metabolic rate, energy requirements, tools to […]
The Ins & Outs of Tracking Your Intake
You hear all the time that to lose weight, you should track what you eat. Research has shown the more a person records what they eat, the more weight they lost in the end. We’ve always encouraged daily food and fitness tracking for people who want to lose weight, but it’s time to dig a […]
Smoothie Bike Blends Nutrition and Physical Activity
OSU Extension specialists have been taking a “smoothie bike” –a stationary bike with a blender powered by pedaling—to trainings and events around Ohio. Both kids and adults love creating recipe combinations and revving up the blender. Dozens of smoothie batches have been created, and each one was declared delicious! The smoothie bike activity has great […]
Simple Sugars Aren’t So Simple to Track
Now that jelly bean and chocolate bunny season has passed, you may be getting serious about cutting back on sugar. Added sugars are often referred to as “empty calories” because they pack on calories without providing essential nutrients. The sucrose we commonly consume as “granulated sugar” or “white sugar” is referred to as a “simple” […]
Too much sugar or too little exercise?
Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) are the single largest source of added sugar and the top source of calories in the U.S. diet. Nutrition researchers believe that drinking sugary beverages is linked with obesity and related diseases, like diabetes, and that SSB consumption must be decreased to reduce obesity rates. Findings from large research studies have consistently […]
National Nutrition Month 2015 — How are you celebrating?
We have entered into March 2015. With the start of a new month, we can also find a wonderful reason to celebrate. March is National Nutrition Month as sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. National Nutrition Month is a time set aside to focus on healthful eating and other sound lifestyle habits. This […]