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How often should you weigh in?

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 16, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Most people have a scale in their bathroom, but the way it gets used varies widely. People who are trying to lose weight may step on the scale daily — or even several times a day. Others may hold back and weigh only themselves once a week. Which is the right answer for weight loss?

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Topics: Bariatrics, Exercise, Nutrition

10 struggles you face after you lose the weight

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 15, 2015 8:00:00 AM

You’ve done it! Losing weight is a huge accomplishment and it’s exciting knowing you made it this far. However, no matter how many pounds you dropped, reaching your weight-loss goal doesn’t mean your journey is finished. In fact, you may experience additional challenges as you work to maintain your current weight or continue dropping pounds.

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Topics: Bariatrics, Exercise, Nutrition, Health

Feeling your best after menopause

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 11, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Menopause is a natural and normal phase of every woman’s life. Unfortunately, this phase often includes symptoms like sleep disturbances, hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings that can make women miserable.

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Exercise, Nutrition, Health, Menopause

This one thing could make your workout more effective

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 11, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Exercise is an essential part of a healthy life. People who exercise regularly enjoy a number of perks for their health, including:

  • Lower risk of depression and better mental health
  • Lower risk of heart attack and stroke
  • Reduced risk of some cancers
  • Stronger bones and muscles — less risk of a fracture
  • Increased chances of living a longer life
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Topics: Bariatrics, Exercise, Health

5 exercises designed for people with excess weight

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 10, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Losing weight is difficult. And it’s even harder for the 78.6 million people in America who are obese. Making lifestyle changes, such as following a regimented diet of clean eating, is only part of the equation. In order to create a physically, mentally, and emotionally healthier body, you must incorporate exercise into your new lifestyle. However, some of the moves suggested for workouts can be hard on your joints or too difficult if you are just starting out.

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Topics: Bariatrics, Exercise, Health

How to exercise after bariatric surgery

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 4, 2015 8:00:00 AM

After bariatric surgery, lots of aspects of life are different. You’ll find that you need to eat differently, you’ll need to check in with your physician and find support, and finally, you will need to exercise and be active.

You probably already know that exercise is a great way to get healthy and lose weight. But being active after bariatric surgery is important too, even if you’re losing weight without it. Here are some of the benefits:

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Topics: Bariatrics, Exercise, Health

Squeeze a workout in anytime with these tricks

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 2, 2015 8:00:00 AM

It can be frustrating to try and find time to work out when you’re juggling a busy schedule. Who has time to exercise for 30 minutes or more?

You do — if you break it up into manageable pieces. In fact, studies have shown that three 10-minute workouts can be just as effective as a 30-minute workout — as long as you make them count. These short workouts can help you build strength, improve aerobic fitness, and yes, lose weight, when you’re eating a healthy diet as well. Here are some ideas to get a good workout in when you only have a few minutes at a time:

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Topics: Bariatrics, Exercise, Health

4 things that are hurting your weight-loss efforts

Posted by CarePoint Health on Nov 30, 2015 8:00:00 AM

With weight loss, sometimes you go through trial and error. Many different diet and exercise plans exist today, and no one thing works for everyone. But regardless of what weight-loss plan you choose, there are some things you should — and shouldn’t — do. To get the best results out of your weight-loss efforts, look out for these common mistakes that may hinder your progress:

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Topics: Bariatrics, Exercise, Nutrition, Health

Why millennials are gaining weight faster and keeping weight on

Posted by CarePoint Health on Nov 26, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Have you ever looked at an old photo of your grandma in her wedding dress and thought, “How did she fit in that tiny thing?” Hearing stories about older generations eating a hefty helping of food and hardly exercising are soon to be over. In fact, as the millennial generation grows up, it’s coming to light that we are biologically different than our parents and grandparents.

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Topics: Bariatrics, Exercise, Nutrition, Health

6 tips to kickstarting a morning workout regimen

Posted by CarePoint Health on Nov 24, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Morning often comes too soon for many of us. However, exercising in the morning has recently been proven to help you jumpstart your day and get a good night’s sleep at night. In fact, disciplining your internal clock to wake up and exercise every morning is much more achievable than you might imagine. San Diego ACE Exercise Physiologist and Education Specialist Jacque Crockford recommends the following tips for becoming a morning workout person:

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Topics: Bariatrics, Exercise, Nutrition, Health