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Benefits of Yoga for Patients with Obesity

There is empirical evidence to suggest that health care professionals should consider talking with their patients about pursuing yoga as part of their weight loss journey...
Nov 3rd, 2022

Alzheimer’s Disease: Does Being Overweight Matter?

When we think about patients with obesity, we tend to think primarily about how weight affects cardiovascular, endocrine, digestive, or skeletal systems. However, there is growing evidence to suggest that consideration should also be given to cognitive...
Aug 15th, 2022

Essential nutrients your body needs for building bone

Many nutrients play a role in bone health, such as calcium, vitamin D, protein, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. If you eat a healthy diet (with lots of fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, and lean proteins)...
Apr 6th, 2022

Weight is a Modifiable Stroke Risk

Prevention is the best approach to avoid the serious ramifications from having a stroke. Weight is a modifiable stroke risk, and weight loss and exercise are among the key preventive measures that can be taken to reduce the likelihood of stroke.
Mar 4th, 2022

Putting Obesity Treatment in the Forefront for 2022

The pinpoint focus on COVID-19 has shifted attention from other critically important public health issues that continue to affect the population, including obesity. As another unimaginable year ends, COVID-19 remains in the spotlight...
Dec 30th, 2021

What is the Impact of a Western Diet?

Western diets are inextricably linked to obesity, which continues to rise and is expected to affect a staggering 50 percent of Americans by 2025.
Dec 23rd, 2021

How Can We Avoid Weight Gain During the Holiday Season?

As the weather gets cooler and daylight hours become shorter, people spend more time indoors. This can pose challenges, when “comfort food” may seem like the only bright spot on long, dreary days. This can lead to weight gain, which can be hard to avoid...
Dec 20th, 2021

For a Longer Life and Happier Gut, Eat More Fiber

It’s easy to get caught up in counting calories and grams of added sugars, fats, proteins, and carbs when you’re trying to eat well. But there’s one nutrient that too often gets thrown to the wayside: dietary fiber.
Dec 9th, 2021

8 Surprising Health Benefits of Pumpkin

Did you know pumpkin is actually a fruit? Maybe that’s what makes it so delicious in a pumpkin pie or pumpkin spiced latte. It’s also a treat for your body, because pumpkin is packed with health benefits. It’s bright orange color comes from beta-carotene..
Nov 19th, 2021

10 Foods That Support Healthy Aging

As we age, the foods we eat can greatly affect our fitness, appearance, quality of life, and disease risk. Our bodies rely on various nutrients to support the natural aging process. Some nutrients may help slow signs of aging, such as by promoting health
Nov 17th, 2021

How Can Patients Avoid Weight Gain When Faced with Holiday Treats?

As we move closer to the holidays, weight gain increases—with the greatest gain occurring in the 10 days after Christmas. As the weather gets cooler and daylight hours become shorter, people spend more time indoors. This can pose challenges, especially for
Oct 27th, 2021

7 Foods That Drain Your Energy

Generally, having a meal or snack tends to refuel your tank, helping you feel more energetic. However, some foods may actually zap your energy. This article lists seven foods that have the potential to drain your energy.
Oct 9th, 2021

Foods That Beat Fatigue

Your body runs off what you feed it. The best way to get the most energy from your food is to make sure you’re giving yourself the best food possible.
Oct 8th, 2021

What Effect can Parents have on Childhood Obesity?

In a previous article we discussed generational obesity and the risks inherent to children when their parents have obesity. The most impactful factor on children’s weight is the weight of their parents. However, addressing weight issues from birth can have
Sep 23rd, 2021

Addressing Obesity among Aging Patients

As advancements in technology and medical care continue to proliferate and Baby Boomers’ transition to their next decade of life, the population category experiencing the greatest growth is among individuals over 85 years old.
Aug 19th, 2021

Incorporating Strength Training as Part of a Weight Loss Program

The medical benefits of aerobic exercises are well-established and frequently recommended as the means to increase physical activity for people with obesity. Though less frequently discussed, incorporating anaerobic exercises into a fitness program also pr
Aug 12th, 2021

Add Variety to Cardio for Weight Loss Compliance

It seems like summer has only just arrived, but Memorial Day is fast becoming a memory as Labor Day looms. A silver lining to the turn of the calendar is that temperatures should start cooling, hopefully putting the seemingly nonstop heat waves in the rear
Aug 9th, 2021

Everything You Need to Know About Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are the primary source of energy for the body and include both simple sugars and larger complex carbohydrates. Your body can use carbohydrates right away or convert them into a storage form called glycogen.
Aug 6th, 2021

Fad Diets: Weight Loss at What Cost?

Each January, many people start the year with resolutions to lose weight, with gym owners generally the greatest beneficiaries. A few months later, spring offers new beginnings as the lure of summer acts as an impetus to lose weight.
Jul 8th, 2021

Why Does the Weight I Lose Keep Finding Its Way Back to Me?

It’s such a great feeling to step on a scale and find that you’ve met or (dare we say it?) exceeded your weight loss goal. All the healthy choices and decisions to get up and exercise instead of pulling the covers over your head paid off!...
Jun 14th, 2021

Men’s Weight Loss Struggles

Because women are more likely than men to try and lose weight, it may be surprising to learn that more men are overweight or have obesity than women, regardless of age.
Jun 8th, 2021

Weight-Related Issues Affecting Men

As we head into summer and in recognition of Men’s Health Month, we shift focus to health issues that affect men, specifically. Although women are more likely than men to attempt to lose weight, overweight and obesity impacts more men than women...
Jun 3rd, 2021

The best exercises for your bones

Certain types of exercise can increase muscle mass, which in turn enhances strength, muscle control, balance, and coordination. Good balance and coordination can mean the difference between falling—and suffering a fracture—and staying on your feet.
May 28th, 2021

Walking Towards Wellness One Step at a Time

A walk along a beach, through a park, or around a neighborhood can be the perfect start to the day, or a way to relive the midday stress of the job or having to monitor stay-at-home school activities.
May 21st, 2021

Women’s Health and Obesity: Part 1

May is Women’s Health Month and serves as a reminder for women of all ages to make their health a priority. Among the health challenges many women face is obesity.
May 20th, 2021

Adult Weight Gain Increases Cancer in Women

In the United States, roughly one in eight women develop intensive breast cancer during their lives, and women are also at risk for cervical, endometrial, skin, colorectal and ovarian cancers.
May 20th, 2021

The Link Between Women, Obesity, and Cancer

The link between obesity and cancer is well-established. Attributable to anthropometric and lifestyle factors, people with obesity often have comorbidities and other conditions that predispose them to cancer.
May 6th, 2021

Planning Out Your Meals

I’m a big advocate for learning how to make food work for you and not against you and that’s part of what we’re going to be talking about today. The basics are two terms known as macros and kilocalories.
Apr 21st, 2021

Stuffed Onion Bombs

Ingredients 4 onions (medium-sized) 1/2 lb ground chicken breast or ground turkey breast or 97% lean ground beef 1 egg Italian seasoning to taste 2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese Worcestershire sauce to taste 2 ounces cheddar cheese quartered
Feb 10th, 2021

Mediterranean style diet

A Mediterranean-style diet can help you achieve the American Heart Association’s recommendations for a healthy dietary pattern that: emphasizes vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans and legumes; includes low-fat or fat-free dairy products, fish, poultry
Jun 2nd, 2020