Many people think of exercise as just a way to promote weight loss. So if they are a normal weight they might not think they should exercise.
Exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health. That is even more true for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients. Exercise helps to burn calories and promote weight loss while helping to build lean muscle mass. Building lean muscle mass helps your body burn more calories while at rest, which ultimately helps you lose weight and keep it off.
Oats are a whole grain, the kind of low glycemic index carbohydrate that gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients should eat instead of white flours. Despite the long history of oats, they’ve gotten quite confusing lately. Steel cut, rolled, whole oats, instant, Irish, quick, Scottish- it seems there’s an endless number of different
Do you want someone to eat more of what’s good for them? We’ve got a hack for you! But, shhh, don’t tell them. Give it a try and see how it goes before dishing the dirt. It’s simple: Use indulgent words to describe the food. According to the study recently published in the Journal of
Walking is by far one of the best ways to include physical activity in your day, especially after gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band surgery. Walking for an hour a day can burn upwards of 400 calories. It requires no particular athletic skills or equipment, all you need are good shoes. Another benefit to
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a medical condition that can lead to grave consequences. If left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to conditions such as: Aneurysm Coronary Artery Disease Enlarged heart Heart failure Stroke TIAs Dementia Kidney Failure Vision impairment Sexual dysfunction Once hypertension has been diagnosed, it is important to follow your
High cholesterol (>200mg/dL) is often associated with a higher risk of heart disease and stroke. With dangerous levels of cholesterol flowing in the blood, some can deposit in the arteries, which can limit the flow of blood and lead to cardiovascular problems. High cholesterol has no obvious symptoms until it leads to problems, so it’s
We’ve all experienced it: the burning feeling and tears in our eyes when we chop, dice, or mince our favorite bulb to add to our meal. Why do onions make us cry? The cells of the onion’s bulb have a chemical called propanethial S-oxide, or otherwise known as Lachrymatory Factor (LF). When the onion is
If you are new to exercising, it may seem like there’s a whole new language to learn. Carb, squat, HIIT, plyometrics, deadlift, and burpee are just a few terms that might make a newcomer’s head spin. Exercising is crucial to improving your health and promoting weight loss, and we want our gastric sleeve, gastric bypass,
Childhood Obesity and its Impact on Health Childhood obesity has become a major health concern among clinicians in recent years. In fact, more than 23 million children and teenagers in the U.S. are obese or overweight, a statistic that health and medical experts consider an epidemic. Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the last