New study may explain why your best friend lost more weight

Posted by CarePoint Health on Jun 1, 2015 3:30:00 PM

If you’ve begun a weight-loss program with your best friend and watched him or her lose weight while you stood by with less drastic results, new research may be able to explain why. You’ve probably suspected that people lose weight at different rates, but a new study published in the journal Diabetes shows this to be true.

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Topics: Bariatrics, exercise

Are you a candidate for weight-loss surgery? [infographic]

Posted by CarePoint Health on Jun 1, 2015 9:00:00 AM

If you’ve been having a hard time losing weight and keeping it off using traditional methods of diet and exercise, you may be an ideal candidate for bariatric surgery, also known as weight-loss surgery. According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, weight-loss surgery is the most effective and lasting treatment for obesity. Numerous medical studies have proven that weight-loss surgery can help prevent, improve, and resolve over 40 diseases and health conditions related to obesity, such as type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, heart disease, and cancer. Are you considering having weight-loss surgery? Take a look at the following infographic to find out if you’re an ideal candidate for the procedure.

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Topics: Bariatrics

4 reasons vitamin D is important for weight loss

Posted by CarePoint Health on May 29, 2015 9:30:00 AM

One billion people across the globe have insufficient vitamin D levels, according to a recent study published in Sports Health. Vitamin D can help your body absorb calcium, and is crucial for maintaining strong, healthy bones. If you’re an individual who is overweight and focusing on weight loss to become thinner and improve your health, vitamin D is crucial to achieving optimal immune system and cognitive function, a longer life, healthy hormonal balance, and can help reduce inflammation associated with obesity.

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Topics: Bariatrics, nutrition

17 ways to squeeze weight loss into your daily routine

Posted by CarePoint Health on May 28, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Losing weight takes time. Not only the time to apply toward healthy eating and exercising, but time from your day, which may already be crammed with work and activities. The time commitment can be daunting, but there are several things you can squeeze into your daily routine to help you eat less or move more.

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Topics: Bariatrics, health

3 ways to prepare yourself for personal interactions after bariatric surgery

Posted by CarePoint Health on May 27, 2015 10:00:00 AM

If you’ve had weight-loss surgery, chances are you’re already prepared for how surgery will affect your body physically. You’ll have a smaller stomach, and will be required to eat healthy foods and exercise regularly. Over time, bariatric surgery will help you become healthier, as well as help you lose excess weight that may have been endangering your health. What you may not be prepared for is how weight-loss surgery will affect the way you interact with people on a personal level.

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Topics: Bariatrics

15 ways to crush your cravings

Posted by CarePoint Health on May 26, 2015 9:30:00 AM

You’ve eaten breakfast and lunch, but now you’re feeling that mid-afternoon snack craving coming on -- what do you do? Preventing cravings can be difficult, especially when you’re longing for your favorite candy bar. However, here are tips you can use to help you avoid cravings.

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Topics: Bariatrics, nutrition

How women can really shed excess weight

Posted by CarePoint Health on May 25, 2015 3:30:00 PM

If you’re female, you may have heard, seen, or experienced how difficult it can be to lose weight compared to males. Females are genetically different than men, and have less muscle mass; therefore, losing excess weight can be more difficult. In addition, women are often more prone to suffering from emotional eating compared to men, which can cause setbacks if you’re trying to eat healthy.

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Topics: Bariatrics, women's health

5 people who might get jealous about your weight loss

Posted by CarePoint Health on May 25, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Losing weight is an exciting accomplishment, and you may so feel proud of yourself for having lost so much excess weight, that you want to share your achievements with friends and family. However, there are some people who may not be as receptive to your good news, especially if your weight loss has the ability to interfere with those people’s livelihoods. When dealing with individuals who may be jealous of your health and weight-loss accomplishments, it’s important to keep in mind that their attitudes may not be as personal as you think. Most of the time, these people may feel threatened about your weight loss because they either feel insecure or worried about how your weight loss will affect their lives.

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Topics: Bariatrics

3 ways to avoid weight gain after an injury

Posted by CarePoint Health on May 22, 2015 9:30:00 AM

You’re in a consistent exercise groove, and have been losing excess weight steadily for the past several weeks or months. Suddenly, you develop shin splints or twist your ankle, or perhaps you suffer from an accident or injury unrelated to exercise. For the next several days, weeks, or months, you may out of commission due to your injury, and are expected to rest for the duration of your recovery period. During this time, you may be prone to gaining weight as a result of being sedentary, and from being unable to do the activities you love due to being injured.

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Topics: Bariatrics, exercise

Creating the perfect workout playlist based on BPM

Posted by CarePoint Health on May 21, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Have you ever rocked out to the beat of a song you liked on the radio or at a party because it just felt right? When the speed and rhythm of a song matches your own movements, it can feel like magic, especially when you’re working out. If you’re interested in finding the perfect workout music for your exercise routine, there are apps and websites to help you get the right “beats per minute” or BPM.

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Topics: Bariatrics, exercise

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