Jodi Helmer, MyFitnessPal

Jodi Helmer


Charlotte, NC, United States

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Past articles by Jodi:

15 Great Foods For Gut Health

A gut full of healthy bacteria may reduce your risk of arthritis, depression, cardiovascular disease and cancer. → Read More

10 Signs Your Walking Workout is Too Easy

If you’re not breaking a sweat or sleeping well, you might need to up the intensity of your walks. → Read More

The Confusing Link Between Caffeine and Weight Loss

Caffeine could help slow weight gain and body fat accumulation, but more research is needed. → Read More

Creative programs help dairy farmers transition to plant-based milks

Ensia is a solutions-focused nonprofit media outlet reporting on our changing planet. Published by the Institute on the Environment. → Read More

Why Spicing Up Your Meals is Healthy, According to Science

Ginger, oregano, parsley, basil and other spices do more than add a dose of flavor to your favorite dishes. → Read More

Waiting for a New Deal job program? These US parks are already hiring

As unemployment soars, local governments and non-profits have created conservation jobs in the Roosevelt mold → Read More

Science Finds Link Between Low-Carb Diets and Lower Cholesterol

The latest research shows cutting carbs, not saturated fat, is the best way to reduce your risk of heart disease. → Read More

This Is the Quickest Way to Boost Your Mood

Research shows spending too much time sitting could also take its toll on your mental health, increasing the risk of depression. → Read More

8 Common Walking Mistakes That Lower Your Calorie Burn

The moves that are missing from your walk, why flat routes won’t cut it and more. → Read More

Why Fast-Food Gives You Brain Fog, According to Science

Research shows eating a meal high in saturated fat impairs concentration. → Read More

The Important Role Resistant Starch Plays in Weight Loss

Resistant starch, a prebiotic fiber, has several big weight-loss benefits. → Read More

This Is What Happens to Your Body on a Walk

Walking might be the easiest form of exercise to improve your overall health. → Read More

The Drinks That Are Worth the Calories (or Not)

The drinks you choose could have a significant impact on your health. Learn which liquid calories offer the biggest health boost and which ones are a bust. → Read More

Walking More Could Help You Sleep Better, According to Science

Walking reduces stress, improves mood and helps tire you out, making it easier to get quality sleep. → Read More

Yes, Your Alarm Clock Could Be Ruining Your Day

Research shows switching to melodic sounds could reduce “sleep inertia” and help you feel more alert in the mornings. → Read More

Science Says: Changing Your Diet Could Help Manage Asthma

Research shows what you eat could trigger (or fight) inflammation related to asthma symptoms. → Read More

Hunting for Game Wardens: A Shortage of Conservation Officers Threatens Wildlife

States are facing significant shortages of conservation officers, who help protect natural resources and wildlife. COVID-19 could make it worse. → Read More

Reducing Sodium Intake Could Strengthen Your Immune System

Limiting processed foods and condiments can help keep your immune system strong. → Read More

Studies Show: Your Mindset Affects the Number on the Scale

A positive attitude might be as important for weight loss as a healthy diet and regular exercise. → Read More

The Perfect Playlist, According to Science

The perfect playlist can improve endurance, reduce fatigue and enhance performance — as long as the tempo is right. → Read More