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  • Health and Wellness

    What Are Some Ways I Can Help My Sedentary Child Be More Active?

    It can be extremely challenging to motivate your sedentary child to become more active. But the need has never been more important. In the past 30 years, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents. The health ramifications of eating too much and not getting enough ...

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    Foods That Can Sabotage Your Diet

    What to avoid when trying to slim down The formula to lose weight, on its surface, seems simple: eat fewer calories and exercise more. Unfortunately, foods and activities that we believe will help us lose weight may not always provide the benefits we anticipate. In some cases, if we’re not careful, ...

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    What You Should Know Before Deciding to Have Bariatric Surgery

    The risks, benefits and costs to consider Surgery is always serious, so before moving forward with a bariatric procedure, it’s important to understand the costs, potential side effects and other issues that may affect your decision. What are the complications and side effects? For people who are ...

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    How Many Calories Are You Burning in a Day?

    One of the reasons many people have trouble losing weight is that they don’t understand the relationship between food, exercise and calories. Generally, people underestimate how many calories are in food and overestimate how many calories they burn during exercise. This may be a recipe for weight ...

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    Putting the Kibosh on Emotional Eating

    Steps to help curb the urge to consume food when stressed They call it comfort food for a reason. Sometimes, when things aren’t going right or stress gets overwhelming, our best source of comfort is food. We know this is a problem. We may even know it as we devour that pint of ice cream. But it can ...

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    Which Medical Problems Cause Weight Gain?

    Is one of these conditions derailing your weight loss efforts? For most people, weight gain has a very simple cause — they eat too much and don’t exercise enough. However, many people suffer from medical conditions that can cause weight gain. There are a variety of diseases that encourage the body ...

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    Who is a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

    Find out who can benefit from weight loss surgery For many people, the best thing they can do to improve their overall health is lose weight. Even people who are only a few pounds over their fighting weight can benefit. The health benefits from reaching a normal weight are amazing, particularly for ...

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    Can You Lose Weight in Specific Areas of the Body?

    The best approach to losing fat in those stubborn areas If you are happy with your body weight but frustrated with the flabby arms, thighs or tummy — you are not alone. A lot of people feel the same way. Many try to tone up and slim down their problem areas using special machines and gadgets to aid ...

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    Healthy Ways to Lose Weight for Special Occasions

    You have an event coming up — wedding, reunion, a trip to Maui — so naturally you want to look your best. You may have put on a couple of pounds over the past few months — or years. Now, you want them gone. But you may not have the luxury of time. So what’s the best way to get back to your ideal ...

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    Can Poor Sleep Cause Weight Gain?

    Good rest is fundamental to good health on all levels. Sleep is the body’s opportunity to recharge, repair damage and prepare for the coming day. Without it, our bodies fall out of sync. And our health — including our metabolic health — can be at risk. Poor sleep equals weight gain There have been a ...