Medicine balls have been around for centuries, yet they are still popular with fitness enthusiasts. Ancient Greeks used to make them out of sand and animal pouches, but these days they’re often made out of leather or rubber.
Bariatric surgery is the most effective way for obese individuals to lose weight and keep it off. Many studies over the last three decades confirm that finding. It has been proven to be more effective than diet, exercise, and medications at producing and maintaining weight loss.
Mother’s Day can be a time for feasting on high calorie sweets and fattening foods and showering mom with guilty pleasures. But it doesn’t have to be. Treating the mom in your life to healthy foods and wellness promoting gifts can be the ultimate way to show her how much you care for her.
Since May is American Stroke Month and National Blood Pressure Month, it’s only fitting that we take a closer look. As Dr. Shillingford focuses much of his practice on performing gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band surgery (which requires patients to be obese or overweight), his patients are at a higher risk of heart issues, including high blood pressure and stroke.
We use dish towels to dry things, like dishes and utensils, cups, and countertops. And according to a 2014 study at the University of Arizona, 89% of dish towels had coliform bacteria, and 25.6% had E. Coli. That means you are most likely spreading bacteria onto what you think are clean surfaces.
We all know that exercising is key to maximizing your weight loss after bariatric surgery, but exercise is also good for other things. Adding lean muscle means your body will burn more calories even when it’s at rest. It can also reduce your risk of chronic diseases, like high blood pressure, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.
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.
Is the fig the next flavor craze? According to the Swiss company Firmenich it is. The 120 year old family owned company has been creating “fragrances and flavors for the world’s most desirable companies, delighting billions of consumers every day,” according to their company profile, so it stands to reason they know what they’re talking about.
Foodborne illness isn’t something everyone thinks about when making food choices. But, if you’ve ever experienced food poisoning you know it’s nothing to laugh at. Getting sick from eating food, especially food you may consider healthy, can and does happen