It’s that time of year again. The time we make the dreaded New Year’s resolutions. Every year we make them and just as often we forget them before the year is over. Maybe your resolution was to lose weight. Or eat healthier. Or exercise more. Maybe it was to earn more money or get a new job. Maybe you don’t even remember what it was. But, this year, make a resolution that you want to work toward. One that we see you becoming a better version of you as the year progresses.
According to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, a sedentary lifestyle is bad for us. That we know. It leads to health problems and possibly an early death. But, according to this study, if you did sit for 12 or 13 hours a day (easily accomplished with a desk job) sitting for 30, 60, or 90 minutes at a time was associated with the highest risk of death. Sitting for less than 30 minutes at a time was associated with a lower risk. So, while a sedentary lifestyle is always bad, at least getting up every 30 minutes and moving around can be helpful.
The concept is simple, easy, quick, and wholesome. The end result is delicious. If you are looking for a dessert that won’t make you feel guilty this holiday, this is one to try. While the pears make this dish very traditional and seasonal, it’s the smell of the baking pears that makes it magical. In order to promote health, wellness, and weight loss, it’s important for bariatric patients to limit their caloric intake, even on holidays. But, Dr. Shillingford’s gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band patients, may consider making this sweet and healthy treat the perfect end to your holiday meal.
With the holiday and holiday parties around the corner, many people look forward to this time of year. But for many gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients, holiday parties pose a large mental and physical stumbling block. While it may be easy to take small bites of protein and vegetables around the dinner table or at cocktail hour, the dessert may be a higher hurdle to jump.
Many people wait all year for pomegranates to come into season. Typically, pomegranate season is from September to December, which puts it right in line with the holiday season. But this special fruit isn’t your typical heavy holiday treat, it’s sweet and delicious, and above all, it’s actually good for you! Pomegranates can be an interesting fruit to eat, but that makes it part of the fun. And having to work at eating something can slow our consumption down and help us eat less as our brain takes its time to signal that it’s no longer hungry, which can contribute to weight loss.
Low magnitude, high frequency mechanical stimulation (LMMS) reduces adipose (fat) tissue and thus may be a method of reducing weight and health risks such as diabetes. A new study takes this concept to another level.
In overweight and obese people, fat often gets deposited in the midsection of the body. Large amounts of this belly fat can lead to unhealthy changes in a heart's function and size. But according to new findings a bariatric surgical procedure, and the weight loss that follows it, actually allows the heart to return to its natural shape and function.
Talking about dental health with children and parents - about what is healthy and unhealthy for your teeth - can be one way to prevent children from becoming overweight.