As most of us know, obesity is linked to chronic illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes. But that’s not all. Studies have found that excess weight can be linked to many other harmful health issues, as well. Here are the four leading health issues that can develop as a result of obesity and how they … Continue reading Obesity and its harmful side effects
The holidays are over and you’re left with some presents, a lot of dishes and most likely a few extra pounds. So how can you lose those holiday pounds? One solution: more exercise. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Harvard School of Public Health looked at how many calories the average American woman burns doing … Continue reading Shed the holiday weight
For many people, weight loss can be a challenge. But the even greater struggle can be keeping off the weight you lose. A recent story in the New York Times profiled former reality TV contestants from ‘The Biggest Loser,’ describing how despite their intensive weight loss during the season, most have struggled to maintain a … Continue reading After weight loss on ‘Biggest Loser’, war with metabolism rages on
For a 57-year-old Ovilla man, playing the role of Saint Nick every winter was once his license to be rotund year-round. It was OK to be obese, “because I was Santa and Santa is supposed to be fat,” said “Santa” Chuck Lee, as he prefers to be known. But at 5-feet-8-inches tall, 290 pounds and … Continue reading No more fat Santa, says Claus with surprising message
Complications secondary to diabetes can be devastating. The good news is that you can make a big impact on preventing those complications by doing three things: reduce your hemoglobin A1c (Hgb A1c) level, reduce body weight and increase exercise. Long-term diabetes complications are directly correlated to elevated blood glucose levels. Ideally, your diabetes managing physician … Continue reading Diabetes complications and how to reduce them
From time to time a new weight loss tactic will emerge that claims to be revolutionary and much easier than good old fashioned diet and exercise. You may try it for a while and lose weight, but let’s just face it, over time you gain it all back, right? Rather than a temporary plan to … Continue reading Calorie Counting: Crutch or Key in the Battle of the Bulge?
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, so it warrants a serious discussion around heart health and heart disease prevention. How healthy is your heart? These “heartbreakers” can be some of the worst heart habits, so avoid these for a healthier heart and healthier life! 1. “Pigging out” Being overweight … Continue reading Avoid These 9 Heartbreakers For a Healthier Heart
This week, mega star Tom Hanks revealed he has type 2 diabetes on the Late Show with David Letterman. According to Hanks, he has had borderline high blood sugar levels since the age of 36 and finally “graduated” to full-blown type 2 diabetes. To look at Tom Hanks, he doesn’t seem like your average candidate … Continue reading Tom Hanks Reveals Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis
We’ve all heard of the term “burning fat” at some point or another. Chances are, we’ve probably all tried to do that in an effort to drop a few pounds or even more. If you have, you must have wishes that there was a way to turn up the “burner” to get results quicker. According … Continue reading Has The Holy Grail of Weight Loss Been Discovered?
If you have ever had a sleepless night and found yourself staring like a zombie at the TV, then you have probably seen those really bad late-night infomercials touting various fitness gadgets that are guaranteed to shrink your waist, rip your abs and give you a Brazilian backside! It seems every week there’s a new … Continue reading 10 things you thought you knew about exercise