Weight Loss

How To Snack Smarter

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

Weekly Exercise

Exercise Of The Week: Bridge Using An Exercise Ball

This week's exercise, the bridge, utilizes an exercise ball. This movement will help stabilize your core and back, as well as your glutes. The slide show below demonstrates how to complete the bridge exercise with the ball. If you are using a mobile device or tablet, please turn your device horizontally to view the captions. … Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Bridge Using An Exercise Ball

Weekly Exercise

Exercise Of The Week: Tricep Dips Using A Chair

Tricep dips utilize your body weight to build strength in your triceps and deltoids. To do the chair dip exercise: Place a sturdy chair in an open space. Sit down and wrap your fingers around the front edge of the chair. Slide your body forward until your buttocks is just off the chair. Start with… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Tricep Dips Using A Chair

Weight Loss

What Is Bariatric Surgery?

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?

Weight Loss

Sleep Regularity Plays A Significant Role In Weight Loss, Not Just Getting 7 Hours A Night.

We've talked about the importance of sleep and how it affects every aspect of our lives. But, the amount (at least 7 hours a night) isn't the whole story. According to a U.S. study, adults who have a regular bedtime are likely to weigh less, have a lower blood sugar, as well as a lower… Continue reading Sleep Regularity Plays A Significant Role In Weight Loss, Not Just Getting 7 Hours A Night.