By Joe Green , Fitness Director at Valley of the Sun JCC Incorporating exercise activity into our daily routines is a lot less daunting when you have a good idea of what to do. As a professional personal trainer, I have spent the last twenty years coaching others just like you and the number one […]
Those who work a night shift instead of a more traditional daytime shift are significantly more likely to be obese or overweight than their counterparts. The findings are actually quite significant. Simply working the night shift time to time increases your risk of being overweight by almost 15 percent. Working the night shift for a short duration, like for a few months before you rotate back to morning shifts, increases your likelihood of being overweight by about 23 percent. [Read more]
Stress doesn’t do any good for the body. It gets your heart ramped up, your head spinning, and as it turns out will even interfere with your weight loss goals.
That’s right. Chronic stress can prevent you from losing weight. So the next time you are so caught up with thinking about the many things in life that stress you out, take a deep breath and consider how your stress level may be interfering with your medical weight loss plans. [Read more]
Soda is not good for you. This probably doesn’t come as much of a news flash, as soda is one of the first foods talked about whenever the topic of eating healthier is raised. There are actually a lot of reasons as to why soda is so demonized in the health-food industry. Soda is high in sugar content, it is comprised of a trove of chemicals that are not natural at all, and it is typically high in caffeine as well. [Read more]
Do you remember when you decided that this was IT!? This is the last time I will lose those 20 lbs., those 50 lbs., 100 lbs.! Do you remember when you made the commitment, you made the call to come in, you met with the doctor, you had your new weight loss plan put together, and you lost the weight! You were probably so confident in your ability to maintain your weight loss, right? I mean, you followed your plan, you went to class, you had accountability, you let the doctor put together a maintenance plan with you and this was going to be EASY! [Read more]
If you found out that you had a chronic disease, one that could take years off your life and leave you feeling uncomfortable day after day, chances are you would take the diagnosis rather seriously. Now imagine that you found out that though you had this disease, you had options. There is treatment available. [Read more]
In March, Nestle will release an updated version of OPTIFAST. While we haven’t had a chance to taste “OPTIFAST New and Improved,” we have had a chance to evaluate the new food line, which is available only by prescription and under the care of a physician. As doctors who have been using OPTIFAST for over a decade, we have a lot of experience with meal replacements. OPTIFAST is a great tasting full meal replacement. You can get ALL of your nutrients by having 5 or more meals per day, but only under the care of a doctor. [Read more]