The Dangers of Belly Fat

  With our busy lives and demanding jobs, sometimes it’s hard to notice a few extra pounds gathering around our waistlines, and even harder to find time and motivation to do anything about them. But ignoring the extra weight around our midsections can do more than make us go up a size. It can also […]

Your Metabolism

  What it Is & What it Does If you’ve ever heard a skinny person muse about their “fast metabolism,” you might have felt a tinge of envy. “Why does my metabolism have to be so…slow?” you may have wondered to yourself. But is weight really determined simply by fast metabolism vs. slow? What is […]

Weight Gain

Is it inevitable as you age? We’ve all heard about the Freshmen 15, but unfortunately weight gain often doesn’t stop after that all-too-common phenomena. Many of us know first-hand how much harder it becomes to lose or even just maintain weight as you age. The same quick-fix diets and workout plans no longer cut it. […]

The War on Weight

Commonly described as an epidemic, obesity affects a disproportionate amount of the American population. Not only are more than 36% of U.S. adults obese (as well as 17% of children and teenagers), but obesity rates tend to be higher in Southern states. Obesity in children and adolescents has almost tripled since 1980, indicating a trend […]

Belly Fat

“Pot belly,” “love handles,” “spare tire” and “beer belly” are all terms that have been jokingly used to describe the excess fat that accumulates in the abdomen of some men as they age. But truth be told, belly fat is no joke – it can lead to some serious health complications. Not a Joking Matter […]

A Weightly Topic for Women

Those jokes about middle-age weight gain suddenly don’t seem so funny now that maintaining your ideal weight has become more difficult than in your 20s and 30s. “Middle-age spread” may have packed on an additional 20 to 30 pounds, especially in perimenopausal and menopausal women, as it becomes harder to lose those unwanted pounds in […]

Rev it Up!

Remember how your mother told you to stop fidgeting and not to eat between meals? If you want to rev up your metabolism, and lose weight in the process, then those are two things you should do! A Faster Metabolism Boosts Weight Loss & Better Health By Rebecca Rochat The key to revving up your […]


“I tried it all,” recounts Kathy Freeman, a registered nurse who tried and failed at using weight loss programs throughout her adult life. “As a nurse, I knew the health consequences of obesity, and I knew I didn’t want to live that way.” At age 49, Kathy weighed 299 pounds, was on medications for high […]

Weight Gain & Type 2 Diabetes

What’s The Connection Between Weight Gain and Type 2 Diabetes? The prevalence of those who are overweight or obese in the United States has been on the rise for decades. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) calls obesity an “epidemic” in our nation, and one of the most serious and costly medical conditions. According to […]

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