Medical Weight Loss Guide

Beat the Odds: 5 Ways to Maintain Your Weight Loss

Posted: Feb 27 in Lifestyle by

So you’ve lost weight. Congratulations! Now the hard part begins – keeping the weight off. But don’t be intimidated by the often-cited statistic that 95% of dieters gain all the weight back within a few years. There are a few common reasons why so many people gain weight again, and you can be part of the successful 5% by avoiding these behaviors. Maintain your hard work by making these five habits a part of your life. [Read more]

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Five Tips for Finding a Workout Buddy

Posted: Feb 20 in Lifestyle by

One of the most important aspects of exercise is consistency. It’s more important that you exercise multiple times per week than what type of exercise you do. And the best way to stay consistent is to have a workout buddy that can keep you accountable to showing up week after week. A workout buddy can also push you to work out harder, introduce you to new exercises, and make working out more enjoyable thanks to the social aspect of exercising with a friend. Here are five tips to help you find a workout buddy. [Read more]

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5 Ways to Sit Less at Work

Posted: Feb 13 in Lifestyle by

Sitting in the same position for prolonged periods of time could be setting you up for serious health issues. Research is starting to show that prolonged sitting can raise your risk of obesity, cardiovascular disease, deep-vein thrombosis, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. This should send a clear message to sedentary desk workers that you need to find ways to move more often during the work day. Read on to find out about five ways you can sit less at work and avoid these negative health consequences. [Read more]

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5 Lesser-Known Benefits of a High-Fiber Diet

Posted: Feb 06 in Healthy Eating Menu by

Many studies have found that a high-fiber diet helps with weight loss or control. One of the main reasons is that fiber-rich foods take longer to digest, meaning your meals keep you fuller for longer. You’re much less likely to reach for a sugary snack after a sudden hunger pang, undoing all your good calorie-counting work in a moment of weakness. [Read more]

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8 Exercise Trends That Don’t Require a Gym

Posted: Jan 30 in Getting Active by

You are probably familiar with gym workouts that include cardio machines and some weight lifting. Those fitness sessions can produce results, but they sometimes get boring. Shake things up by trying an exercise trend that doesn’t require time spent in a gym, or even indoors. Here are 8 trends in exercise that you can try with no gym membership required. [Read more]

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How Swap Frustration for a Calm Mindset

Posted: Jan 23 in Lifestyle by

You could be resentful when plans go awry or people don’t behave as you think they should. If your computer updates at an untimely moment, you might feel exasperated. Or, if you’re kept waiting for an appointment, you may think life’s unfair. You get angry because reality doesn’t match your expectations. Frustration often follows anxiety too. If you’re tense, new stressors increase your unease. You want everything to run smoothly so you feel better. When your mindset is positive, though, you deal with setbacks well; they don’t seem so significant. [Read more]

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Guard Your Health With Apple Watch 3

Posted: Nov 28 in Lifestyle by

We hear stories of young athletes collapsing on the game field. Men and women experience cardiac events while on the job. Sometimes the signs of heart attack are subtle and not immediately recognized by the victim. Can a watch make you more aware of your health, and can it potentially save lives? The new Apple Watch 3 has features that are making serious changes in the way people can monitor their health. [Read more]

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Exercise at Your Desk: Whittle That Waist

Posted: Nov 14 in Getting Active, Lifestyle by

Sit in your chair comfortably, your back pressed against the back of the chair with a straight spine, feet flat on the floor. Put your hands on your waistline. Make sure your shoulders are down so the tension is relieved in that area. Gently turn your torso to the right, also looking to the right. Hold for a few seconds, and then return to the forward facing position. Do the same exercise to the left. Repeat 10-20 times on each side. [Read more]

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Choosing the Diet Plan That’s Right for You

Posted: Oct 31 in Healthy Eating Menu, Lifestyle by

It’s often been said that the right diet plan is the one you will actually follow. All the low-calorie foods and healthy snacks in the world won’t help you if you enjoy splurging on a loaded pizza for dinner and a dish of ice cream for a late-night treat. Still, if you feel you can’t monitor your eating habits well enough on your own to make a difference, you are probably looking through the baffling maze of diet plan options and wondering which plan holds the winning ticket for you. [Read more]

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