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8 tips to help you find success in your New Year’s resolutions

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

Each year, we make promises to ourselves to do better, go for that promotion, and more often than not, lose weight. It’s the customary time of the year to make a goal and try to stick with it for the entire year. However, we often fall off the race horse before we develop a good stride, and our health suffers because of it. Instead of making resolutions you won’t keep this New Year, use these tips from ShapeFit.com to find success in reaching your goals.

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Topics: Bariatrics, Exercise, Nutrition, Health, Primary care, Neighborhood health center

Tips for losing weight from DC cupcake company owners

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 22, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Cupcakes sound good right now, right? Just seeing the word makes you want one. So you might wonder how two sisters who own Georgetown Cupcakes came to lose a combined 100 pounds without giving up their beloved treat. Katherine Berman and Sophie LaMontagne explain how they lost the weight and why it worked:

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Topics: Bariatrics, Exercise, Nutrition, Pregnancy, Health

Losing weight for the right reasons

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 21, 2015 8:00:00 AM

It’s no secret that losing weight is a tough job, no matter who you are. And part of succeeding is having a positive mental outlook. If you’re trying to drop pounds for the right reasons, you can use those reasons as motivation, and you’ll likely feel better and do better on your diet.

But, if you’re trying to lose weight for some of the wrong reasons, you may not be happier — or healthier — in the end.

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Topics: Bariatrics, Exercise, Nutrition, Health

5 things to do today to protect your bones

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 18, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Taking care of our bodies means eating right, exercising, and seeing our physician for well visits and preventive screenings. These are basics that can help us to feel better and get healthier.

And, when it comes to bone health, these guidelines apply as well. But it doesn’t have to be a complicated, difficult process. Look at some of the small changes you can make in your life to minimize your risk of osteoporosis and broken bones:

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Exercise, Nutrition, Health, Osteoporosis, Bone health

Meal replacement diets — pros and cons

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 18, 2015 8:00:00 AM

It sounds simple enough: eat a bar or drink a shake in place of your regular meal, You’ll consume a smaller amount of calories, and you can control exactly how much you’ll eat. But do these plans work?

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Topics: Bariatrics, Nutrition, Health

Why eating eggs can help you lose weight

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 17, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Packed with protein and easy to cook, eggs may help move the scale to a lower number. Instead of serving these delectable dishes only on your brunch-filled weekends, try adding eggs to your daily breakfast. Here’s why:

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Topics: Bariatrics, Nutrition, Health

Feeling dizzy? Find out why

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 15, 2015 11:00:00 AM

We all know the feeling of getting dizzy after spinning around or riding a carnival ride. Typically the feeling lasts only a moment before you get your balance again.

Imagine living with this feeling on a regular basis, when you were trying to work or do daily activities. This dizziness, known as vertigo, can be frightening, can interfere with quality of life, and can even be dangerous if it results in falls or injuries.

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Topics: Health, Primary care, Neighborhood health center

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

How smoking affects women’s health

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 14, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Smoking is harmful to your health, no matter who you are. But for women, the history of smoking — and how it affects women’s health today — is a worrisome trend.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smoking rates — and smoking-related deaths — among women have continued to rise over the last 50 years. In the 1960s, smoking among men decreased when some of the health dangers of smoking became well-known. But shortly after that happened, cigarettes became heavily marketed to women, with slimmer designs and feminine packaging. Many women were led to believe that smoking would help them lose weight. In the years that followed, the number of women who smoked began to rise dramatically, and the numbers never came back down.

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Health, Smoking

Diet strategies that could be working against you

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 14, 2015 8:00:00 AM

It’s hard to know the best approach for losing weight when you’re inundated with stories about the latest fad diets and weight-loss gadgets. To make it more difficult, it seems that what was recommended a few years ago has now fallen out of favor.

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Topics: Bariatrics, Nutrition, Health