Health Matters

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Weight Loss

Posted by Kathy Foreman on Dec 27, 2017 7:43:00 AM

It starts with the best of intentions. It’s a new year and you’ve got big changes in mind. But just as the last verses of “Auld Lang Syne” begin to fade into the background, so too does the typical resolution.

According to a University of Scranton study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, while 45 percent of us tend to make New Year’s resolutions, only eight percent of us actually achieve our goals. The number one resolution last year was weight loss. Quitting smoking and getting or staying fit and healthy also topped the list. Thinking big is important, but working in bite-sized chunks can make the large goals attainable.

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Topics: Weight Management




Santa: We wish you a healthy Christmas

Posted by Dr. David Spencer on Dec 13, 2017 11:51:00 AM

He may be the jolliest guy of all, but his physician probably isn’t feeling very merry.

Awash in Christmas cookies and candy canes, and participating in an inadequate once-a-year exercise regimen, Santa’s potential health concerns are too many to count. If I were his physician, I would suggest that as he prepares for his busiest night of the year, he should also get ready for few lifestyle changes.

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Topics: Lifestyle & Wellness, Weight Management, Diabetes Treatment




9 Ways to Stay Fit this Winter

Posted by Erika Smith on Dec 4, 2017 7:28:00 AM

Winter hibernation is the quickest path to gain weight and a case of the seasonal blues. Don’t let the frosty weather take a bite out of your workout. Resolve to stay active with these tips and learn how to stay healthy during the holidays.

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Topics: Lifestyle & Wellness, Weight Management




11 Ways to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

Posted by Miranda Shearin, RD, CDE on Oct 23, 2017 7:13:00 AM

Yes, it’s that time of year again

Time for visiting with family and friends, spreading holiday cheer and filling our bellies with delicious holiday treats. Before we know it, though, those treats will have our bellies shaking like bowls full of jelly. Americans typically gain between five and 10 pounds during the holiday season. Sure, we vow to lose the weight in the New Year, but it is possible to skip the resolution altogether by eating a little healthier during the holidays.

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Topics: Lifestyle & Wellness, Weight Management




4 Lesser Known Benefits of Weight Loss

Posted by Dr. Glen Moore on Oct 15, 2017 10:00:00 PM

Weight loss isn’t just about looking slimmer

It can impact your well-being in surprising ways. 

Recent studies have shown a trimmer waistline can actually be a total body (and lifestyle) experience. Other benefits of weight loss include improved memory, a reduced risk of certain cancers, lower health care costs and improved fertility. And those are just to name a few. It certainly isn’t a cure all, but it comes close.

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Topics: Lifestyle & Wellness, Weight Management




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