A new study is shedding some light on how our activity levels affect how long we live. Using data from over 3,000 people between the ages of 50-79, researchers examined participants’ activity levels using accelerometers for 7 days, then monitored them over the next 8 years. The results were surprising. Participants with the lowest level
The thought of a salad for dinner may make some people cringe, or wilt from hunger before they’ve even eaten. Some people may think salads are only a diet food, they’re tasteless, rabbit food, they won’t be filling. This salad doesn’t fall into any of those categories. This Avocado Caprese Chicken Salad is filled with
Summer is on its way in South Florida and it’s heating up! When the weather gets warm, many people enjoy a no-cook dinner that’s quick and easy to whip up after work. The trick is to find a recipe that’s simple, has only a handful of common ingredients, and actually tastes good. Enter Lentil and
Walnuts are versatile nuts that incorporates easily into many dishes, from salads to pastas to desserts. As with most nuts, they’re not low in calories, and they’re pretty high in fat, but they pack a nutritional punch that makes them a high fat high calorie snack that’s worth it. How often do you hear that?
Reducing your caloric intake without feeling hungry can be tricky, especially when you are planning and preparing for a lap band, gastric sleeve, or gastric bypass. Dr Shillingford, located in Boca Raton Florida is an obesity surgeon who specializes in gastric sleeve amongst other obesity operations. His staff is always filled with advice to aid
New guidelines published in May 2016 and endorsed by leading diabetes organizations, now call for bariatric surgery to be considered a standard treatment option for Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes accounts for roughly 90-95% of all diabetes cases worldwide and is characterized by hyperglycemia or high blood sugar. High blood sugar can damage nerve
Well, maybe not just 60 seconds; more like 60 seconds of “all out” cycling and 9 additional minutes of lower intensity exercise. Sound good? Read on to see how. The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends that adults engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity
Copper has long been known to have several functions in the body, including assisting with red blood cell formation, absorbing iron, developing connective tissue, and supporting the immune system. But new research shows copper also plays a role in fat metabolism. Researcher and faculty scientist, Chris Chang of UC Berkeley, said “We find that copper
Are you looking to incorporate more vegetables into your diet? Vegetables are often high in fiber, low in calories, and are chock full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Adding low carbohydrate vegetables, such as zucchini, into your diet is a good way to feel fuller without adding a lot of calories. This can help you
School is out and parents and grandparents may find themselves making innumerable snacks each day for their young ones. It’s hard to fix several snacks a day and not want to partake. Well, this snack is one that even gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients can feel good about sharing with the kids.