The Importance of Mindful Eating Mindful eating is a practice that involves paying full attention to the experience of eating and drinking, both inside and outside the body. It involves being present in the moment and engaging all of your senses while eating. This approach to eating encourages individuals to develop a healthier relationship with […]
If you have any variation of arthritis, you know the pain can be unbearable.
I recently came across this article that shows the importance of weight loss to help reduce the pain in osteoarthritis patients. From the article:
It shouldn’t come as a shock that incorporating regular physical activity into your life will help lower your chances of dealing with health issues in the future. But, in case you were questioning the validity of that claim, here’s new proof: A recent study published in the Journal of American Medical Association found that people in their 70s and 80s who took part in a moderate-intensity exercise program over several years were more likely to retain their ability to get around independently.
Cereal is a quick and easy option for breakfast for kids, but a recent study discovered U.S. children are consuming more than 10 pounds of sugar annually if they eat a typical morning bowl of cereal. More from this Reuters article:
There are a lot of myths about weight loss out there, when the only real solution to losing weight is to eat healthy and keep an active lifestyle with regular exercise.
During the first year of my wellness plan, there were definitely some “hard times” during certain months on my calendar. I started dieting in January of 2013, so I did not have to immediately deal with the “food angst” so many of us feel around the holidays of Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I had more than nine months to get into a rhythm before I had to tackle the holidays.
Actually, the first real challenge I faced with my new wellness plan came as late spring heralded the coming summer months.
For many of us, obesity has had a major impact on our lives for years at a time, and in some cases, decades. Being obese has affected on our health, our relationships, our careers, and even our lifestyles. Because of this, it’s easy to let our attention focus on the physical aspects of our wellness and neglect the other significant component: the mental and emotional aspects of obesity.
Our outlook on life has a huge impact on how we approach everything we do. When we look at life with a brighter perspective, this can in turn reflect on how we look at ourselves.
An important piece of advice I always tell my patients is that if you do not believe in yourself and your ability to succeed in weight loss (or anything else in life), you will most likely never reach your goals.
What will they think of next?
A new app called SkinneePix lets users shed virtual weight and can trim from five to 15 pounds of virtual fat for a slimmer selfie look.
The founder explains more in this article on Reuters:
One of the first things we hear when dieting is an enormous amount of shoulds from family, friends and even complete strangers.
You should use this new diet I read about…
You really should try eating this…
You know, you should start thinking about joining a gym…