As women, our lives are full of stress. Whether you are the CEO of a big company or a mom juggling kids, stress creeps into our lives from many angles.
Whether you call it love handles, a spare tire or a muffin top, no one likes that extra fat around the middle of the abdomen. Belly fat is stubborn, hard to get rid of and may actually indicate an increased risk for heart disease.
As we continue to navigate our responsibilities and lifestyle changes needed regarding COVID-19, it’s easy to lose track of some of our other health and wellness needs. To help renew a sense of priority or perhaps one of opportunity, we’d like to suggest some ways to address weight loss from home and offer additional help through our virtual televisits.
There is such a big industry around weight loss that fad diets will continue to come and go, making it hard to know what really works and how to address true obesity. We’d like to help explain the issues and suggest better strategies.
Did you know that 1 in 12 cancer cases is a result of excess weight? In fact, cancer diagnoses are rising in younger adults due to obesity. Obesity-linked cancer includes colon, gallbladder, kidney, uterus, pancreas, thyroid, and multiple myeloma—a bone marrow cancer.
We can all generally agree that nutrition is important. We may recognize that a lack of nutrients can cause us to feel sick. We may even admit that adjusting the type and amount of nutrients we consume could actually make us feel—and look—better. But too often that’s where it stops. We stop at a recognition that something needs to change in our diet. But that’s it. We rarely do something about it, and even fewer of us stick with it.
Next time you find yourself struggling to put on a pair of jeans that fit you recently, stop and think about the fact that weight gain doesn’t only impact your appearance and clothing size.
As women, we know the goal of the “skinny jeans” all too well. While fitting into those old size 6’s would be nice, there are important health benefits to maintaining a healthy weight as well ... and reducing risks of heart disease and cancer totally beats buttoning those pants from high school.
Are you starting the new year off with pants that are a little too snug? Feeling sluggish from too many holiday treats and cookies? Or are you just looking to kick off a new weight loss and fitness plan? You should never feel like you have to wait for a New Year’s Resolution to make a healthy change in your life, but whatever your inspiration, it’s always the right time to make changes for the better.
The face of diabetes is young and old. It spans across the world and affects every race and gender.