The word contagious often has a negative connotation. Some people may feel itchy, sniffly, or feverish just hearing the word. But believe it or not being contagious can also be a good thing!
We aren’t all morning people, but we can learn to make the most of our mornings.
To start off your day right, first make sure you’ve had enough sleep. Eight hours is the gold standard for good reason. Adequate sleep is important for our health and longevity, a good immune system, controlling our appetite, protecting and strengthening our memory and judgement, and helping to control our stress levels. Inadequate sleep can wreak havoc on the body. It’s better to start your day after getting a good night’s sleep.
The flu is all over the news this winter. It’s taking its toll across the country and, sadly, leading to dozens of deaths. While the news is not specifically related to bariatric patients, we want to keep our gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients healthy. That includes things like promoting weight loss, achieving normal blood sugar levels, reducing hypertension and high cholesterol, but also helping to reduce the chance of contracting contagious infections like influenza.
We are all guilty of having hobbies that might not be the best for our health (binging watching TV shows or pinning recipes you’ll probably never make, maybe?). But some hobbies can actually be good for us. Not all of them may specifically be good for promoting weight loss, as so many gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients are striving for, but they can indirectly help us be more active, use our brain, or occupy our time in a way that leaves less time for more our less than stellar hobbies.
See if one of these hobbies catches your interest:
Many people are concerned about the mortality rate after bariatric surgery, and rightfully so. Any surgery comes with risks, and one of those risks is the risk of death. But should this concern prevent you from having bariatric surgery? Turns out, not having bariatric surgery may pose an even larger risk.
What if there was something that could help you control your hunger? What if it also helped regulate blood sugar? And helped you feel fuller for longer and contributed to weight loss? What if it also made you more regular? And helped lower cholesterol levels? Would it seem like a magic pill? Would it be something you would want more of? Well, then fill up on fiber.
Nearly half of all American adults are trying to lose weight, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. The paths people choose to accomplish their weight loss goals may vary from person to person. Some find success with diet and exercise, some decide to pursue gastric sleeve, gastric banding, or gastric bypass surgery, and some opt for other alternatives. Whichever path they choose, the lessons learned from successful weight loss are worth sharing. We’ve selected 5 tips shared by people who have been able to lose weight and keep it off in an effort to help you find what works best for you to be successful in your weight loss efforts.
A recent study out of the University of Missouri-Columbia demonstrated that blueberries may help with cancer treatment. In an effort to find an adjunctive therapy for cancer treatment, Dr. Fang and her team looked at how blueberry extract worked in coordination with radiation therapy for cervical cancer.
Taco Tuesday is a tradition that has captivated taco lovers. Each Tuesday they enjoy a taco dinner. But having the same meal each week can get boring. To prevent boredom you can change it up by making different kinds of tacos. Ground beef, ground turkey, chicken, steak, bean, or fish make great choices for Taco Tuesday.