A Florida study has found that nagging kids about being overweight may backfire – that it may become a self-fulfilling prophecy with the those kids likely to gain weight. One explanation for this may be that when parents perceive their children as overweight, they may be less likely to monitor their children’s food intake and physical activity.
Meantime, a joint study by doctors in Denmark and Australia suggests getting out of your chair for 71 minutes a day will help you trim your waistline. They focussed on workers at 19 offices where sit-stand desks were put in. Those who used the stand option for 71 minutes a day saw a dip in the percentage of body fat they were lugging around.