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

Weight Loss

Insufficient Sleep Can Lead To Overeating Junk Food

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

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

The Financial Impact of Obesity And How It Affects The Work Place

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