Obesity Risks

What Causes an Increase in Abdominal Fat After Menopause?

Posted: Jun 30 in Hormone Therapy, Obesity Risks by

It’s a frustrating problem! The jeans you could easily slip into before menopause are now hard to button. You haven’t gained significant weight, but your waistline has thickened. An increase in abdominal fat after menopause is an issue many women face. [Read more]

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3 Beverages Not to Drink to Reduce Visceral Fat and 2 You Should

Posted: Mar 20 in Healthy Eating Menu, Obesity Risks by

A diet of junk food and ultra-processed food increases the amount of visceral fat deep in your abdominal cavity. What you drink matters too. One small change you can make to decrease your body’s fat burden is to change the type of beverages you drink. Let’s look at three types of beverages to avoid, and two you should drink if you have too much visceral fat. [Read more]

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Making That New Habit a Way of Life

Posted: Dec 28 in Lifestyle, Obesity Medicine, Obesity Risks by

It is often said that humans are creatures of habit. If you look at the behavior patterns of most people, you will see a lot of truth to this claim. Some habits are repetitive behaviors that are stumbled upon by accident and slowly become a way of life. Other habits come about as deliberate choices made to change or influence life forever. [Read more]

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Boost Your Metabolism to Aid in Weight Loss

Posted: Nov 10 in Getting Active, Obesity Medicine, Obesity Risks by

The key to achieving or maintaining a healthy body weight lies in balancing calorie input with energy output. The process of managing these two functions is your metabolism. In a young, growing child, metabolism is at its highest. After all, it takes a lot of energy to fuel a growing human being from birth to adulthood.

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Identifying Emotional Eating: Do You Have a Problem With Food?

Posted: Jun 23 in Healthy Eating Menu, Lifestyle, Obesity Risks by

Hunger is not the only reason people are driven to eat, and for some people, it is not the most common. People also use food to relieve stress, sadness, or other emotional pain. [Read more]

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Five Exercises to Help Tone Your Thighs

Posted: Jun 11 in Getting Active, Lifestyle, Obesity Risks by

Pretty much everyone has at least one area on their body that they aren’t completely happy with. Luckily, there are usually plenty of exercises you can do to improve your problem area. [Read more]

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5 Ways to Make Working Out More Fun

Posted: Jun 01 in Getting Active, Lifestyle, Obesity Risks by

If getting a workout often feels like a chore, you need to make an attempt to bring some fun to the experience. [Read more]

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Why Do You Find It So Hard to Workout?

Posted: Apr 23 in Getting Active, Lifestyle, Obesity Risks by

Do you find that going to the gym is a time that you dread each day? Perhaps you do like the idea of starting a new exercise routine, but your enthusiasm doesn’t stick to the end of the week. [Read more]

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Why Sugar Creates Havoc with Your Body

Posted: Mar 23 in Healthy Eating Menu, Lifestyle, Obesity Risks by

If you discover your waistline is getting bigger, you might be quick to blame the fat in your diet and start cutting back on that without considering other possible reasons. The problem probably is the sugar in your diet; everyone knows that sugar often leads to diabetes, tooth decay,¬†and sugar crashes. However, many people don’t realize that consuming too much sugar will also sabotage any efforts to lose belly fat. [Read more]

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The Obesity / Cancer Connection

Posted: Aug 31 in Obesity Risks by

Obesity is one of the leading causes of preventative disease in the United States. It is a primary risk factor in numerous chronic diseases, including type-2 diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. With more than two-thirds of the adult population in the US being overweight or obese, these health concerns are becoming common knowledge. [Read more]