We cannot control our age or genetic predispositions to certain health issues, but we can certainly make an effort to control our weight and maintain a strong immune system. This goes far beyond the number on the scale. It includes doing our part to stay active and eat healthily. It involves being proactive about our health and well being and consulting our doctors when necessary.
I hear young couples who plan to have families say this all the time: We have to have more than one kid. I want my kids to have a sibling so that they always have someone around to play with.
For the most part, the following tragic story is really about bad timing and bad luck. Recently, a 76-year-old woman bled to death after a rooster pecked at her leg and punctured a varicose vein.
Like many of you, I’m constantly writing, answering emails or doing research on my computer. This means lots of sitting, but fortunately we can be proactive by making sure we stand and move throughout the day as we work. We can also be proactive by eating healthily and resisting the office cupcakes and pizza.
We’ve got a big fat problem. America’s obesity rates are still on the rise. And if the number you see when you step on your scale at home scares you, check out these recent findings from the State of Obesity 2018 Report:
There is a huge stigma attached to being overweight. We often don’t give obese people the same sympathy we give to someone battling other addictions, like gambling or substance abuse.
A new study conducted by the University of Bristol Medical School has found that being overweight appears to be affecting the actual structure and function of hearts in young adults. Ultimately, this could lead to future generations being more at risk of cardiovascular disease.
Restaurants in Baltimore have recently banned sodas and other sugary drinks from kids’ menus throughout the city. So that begs the question. Is maintaining good health a personal choice or is it up to legislators to help facilitate?
My Brain Told Me I Was Skinny When I Was Fat! And When I Lost Weight, It Told Me I Was Fat. Go figure!!2 years ago
Some of the questions I get asked a lot since I lost weight are:
This video below of me snoring is not pretty! Neither are the pictures of what I looked like when I used to snore.
Perhaps some of the biggest health concerns for individuals who are morbidly obese include an increased risk of dying from a heart attack, stroke, complications from diabetes and cancer.
There’s no sugar-coating the obesity epidemic in America.
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