I saved an issue of "Real Simple," magazine for many years, because of the wonderful snack suggestions and the information about why snacking is beneficial. The advice is tried and true- and is still available on the Real Simple website even today. Here are a few of my favorite excerpts from that issue. If you… Continue reading How To Snack Smarter
We've already discussed how sleep impacts every aspect of our lives, from making healthy people hurt, overeating, and making us less tolerant, more frustrated and angry. Now lack of sleep is linked to not only overeating but specifically, overeating junk food. The question is, why? It's important to realize that adequate sleep is an integral component in maintaining good… Continue reading Insufficient Sleep Can Lead To Overeating Junk Food
Obesity has reached epidemic proportions, affecting one third of the U.S. population. It has serious physical, psychological, social and economic implications. It impacts every organ system-cardiovascular, genito-urinary, endocrine, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, and pulmonary. U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recommends that everyone get screened and those with a BMI of 30 or greater be offered multi component… Continue reading What Is Bariatric Surgery?
As discussed in last week's post, obesity has a far wider impact than the health of one individual. The U.S. Surgeon General declared obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States: • 35 percent of women and 31 percent of men are considered seriously overweight • 15 percent of children between the ages of… Continue reading The Financial Impact of Obesity And How It Affects The Work Place
We all know that being overweight or obese can have serious consequences to our health including diabetes, heart disease, and bone and joint issues. Estimates now show that a third of our population is now seriously overweight. Public officials have warned that the results of physical inactivity and poor diet are catching up to tobacco as… Continue reading How Do Friendships and Family Impact Weight Loss?