Never fool yourself into thinking you can go back to your old eating habits. It is important to hang onto your new habits and eat wisely. In my experience with patients, the following factors are essential for keeping the bulge at bay.
No one stays home anymore. Where are we? We’re sitting in restaurants. On average, Americans dine out four times a week, according to the National Restaurant Association. As we eat out more and more, the percentage of obese people increases, while their wallets decrease. We spend $1 billion a day dining out.
As we get older, our muscles begin to weaken. Everyday tasks, such as walking up a flight of stairs, carrying suitcases, or lugging groceries, become more difficult. We can feel unbalanced on our feet and tire easily.
Metabolism is how your body changes the nutrients in the food and drink you consume into energy. And energy is something you need, literally, all the time. Its not only necessary for when you’re going on a job or doing work in the yard. Energy is essential for your body to function on every level.
I’m sure you’ve heard the song, “9 to 5.” It has catchy lyrics, but they don’t describe the real-life experience of about 15 million Americans. That’s how many shift workers—on duty evenings, nights, or in some rotating or otherwise irregular schedule—the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates are in the workforce. And you may be
I see a lot of digestive problems in my private practice. No surprise, considering that every year approximately 70 million adults in America suffer from tummy troubles such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, constipation, and numerous other symptoms that cause discomfort or worse. Poor digestion can also be at the root of a bunch of other
It’s important to understand that your weight and health are not separate issues. Being overweight is a symptom of being unhealthy. Focus on your weight and your health will improve-instantly. There are wonderful things happening inside your body that won’t be reflected on the scale such as your blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol decreasing.
If you were building a house, where would you start? The foundation, right? You can’t exactly install flooring and put up wallpaper without a strong, solid base to support the structure. The foundation of your newly fortified body is made up of five basic building blocks that support every one of your body’s systems in
As a family practice physician, I spend a lot of time counseling patients about diet and nutrition. Nutritional strategies will prevent your circulatory system from aging if you follow an anti-inflammatory diet.
Despite what you may think, the secret to living a long, vibrant life isn’t just about eating vegetables, taking supplements, moving your body, and not smoking. It’s about choosing, each and every day, to live life to the fullest. Here are four ways to live 100 happy, healthy years:
A key element to boosting the health of your entire body is learning how to take control of your stress levels and how much stress you’re allowing your body to feel. Below, I’ve listed some easy and effective ways for you to de-stress your body and you can use any of them to manage stress
Every year, every month, every day, every hour, every minute that you are alive, you are getting older. No matter how old you are, your body is undergoing age-related changes that can lead to less energy, painful joints, droopy skin, unsightly wrinkles, and overall declining health. But what if someone told you that getting older and
So one of my favorite things to hear is why people can’t be healthy. And let’s face it, we haven’t had a lot to be excited about in the last two years. And we can all elaborate on that… whether it’s globally, or in our country, or personally. I think there are so many reasons