Weight Loss is a Family Affair

If the weight gain trend continues, as it has the past 30 years, more than 86 percent of U.S. adults will be overweight or obese by 2030, according to researchers.
And the problem expands even to children. According to a new national poll, childhood obesity is now the No. 1 health concern for kids in 2008, topping smoking and drug abuse. So what’s a family to do? Continue reading “Weight Loss is a Family Affair”

Life After Weight Loss: How to Keep the Scale Steady

You lost the weight you wanted to lose. Hurray for you! Now it’s time for a reality check: your work is not done. From here on, you have to be vigilant so the weight doesn’t make an encore appearance. Sneaking in a midnight snack every night WILL add pounds. Sitting on the couch night after night WILL NOT prevent a belly from making a come back.
You worked hard to lose weight. Now stay in your groove. What got you there will keep you there. As with a car, house or the rest of your body, maintaining something is much easier than fixing it. Continue reading “Life After Weight Loss: How to Keep the Scale Steady”

More Reasons Than Ever to Lose Weight

We’ve all heard how being overweight can lead to heart disease, diabetes, stroke and joint problems. But did you know it can also lead to cancer?
Doctors have known for a while that there was a link between obesity and some cancers. Now researchers have specific numbers to match up with obesity-related cancers.
The report from the American Institute for Cancer Research says excess body fat causes: Continue reading “More Reasons Than Ever to Lose Weight”

The Truth About Exercise and Weight Loss

Talk about an exercise in frustration. Recently, a few studies have come out saying exercise won’t necessarily help you lose weight. Another study says your genes determine if you have what it takes to get fit. And still other studies say an obesity gene is at fault for your bulging tummy. So does all this mean you should just give up and accept your flabby fate? Continue reading “The Truth About Exercise and Weight Loss”