It's National Wear Red Day. How did this movement get started? FatFighterTV has a look at this story and other diet and fitness headlines making news this week.
Wear red on Friday. Come together to fight heart disease.
Friday, February 4 is the American Heart Association's (AHA) National Wear Red Day, part of the AHA's Go Red For Women campaign. The Go Red movement started because many women dismissed heart disease as something that only older men have. Not true. Heart disease is the number one killer of women. So… get up, go through your closet, and pick something red to wear Friday. Let's all come together to fight heart disease in women, okay?
Also see: Tell 5 women you want them to live
New dietary guidelines are here - Will you follow them?
Okay, be honest. Do you pay attention to the official Dietary Guidelines or do you just kind of wing it? Today the government released the new 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and I'm curious if you plan to follow along with the recommendations.
In a nutshell, they focus on balancing calories with physical activity, and encourage us to eat more healthy foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fat-free and low-fat dairy products, and seafood. And they recommend we eat less sodium, saturated and trans fats, added sugars, and refined grains. The goal is that these new guidelines will help make a dent in the obesity epidemic.
FDA rejects new diet pill over safety concerns
The Food and Drug Administration unexpectedly rejected what seemed to be the most promising pill among a class of new diet drugs. The FDA had concerns about Contrave's side effects on the heart. This is the third weight loss drug the FDA has rejected over the past few months. It has not approved a new diet pill in more than a decade.
Also see: FDA Warns - 28 diet pills have dangerous ingredients
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