When you’ve been sedentary and morbidly obese for a long time, it can be difficult to get into a regular exercise routine. Following the weight loss that comes from bariatric surgery, you’ll feel renewed energy. But you may still need to take things at a slow pace for your safety. It’s unlikely you’ll be ready […]
Do you want to see results from your exercise sessions? Regardless of your goals, results are only achievable with the right intensity. Walking on a treadmill for 30 minutes will do nothing compared to running for the same amount of time. The more intense your workouts are, the quicker you will see results. So, here […]
Bariatric surgery can be an effective way to lose weight, particularly if other options haven’t enabled you to achieve your goals. However, any type of weight loss has an impact on your mental health. Fortunately, many clinicians ensure their patients have access to emotional support and counseling prior to and following bariatric surgery. Of course, […]
Publisher’s note: In part 2, Nicky Bicksler shares her bariatric success story — massive weight loss, plus ending an abusive relationship and emotional eating. Read part 1. After facing years of abuse for my weight and being in an emotionally and financially abusive marriage, I reached a point in my life where I was severely […]
It seems a common-sense deduction that too much sitting causes obesity. But now we have reliable science to that back-up. Science also shows that too much sitting increases the risks for metabolic syndrome (aka belly fat) and diabetes type 2. Both metabolic syndrome and diabetes type 2 are obesity-related illnesses. So it is obvious that […]
Looking after your body through exercise and diet takes a lot of time and thought. For example, you’re going to be asking yourself to resist natural urges and force yourself to avoid things you actively enjoy. While that all might seem like a negative, the reality is they are huge positives. Being fit and healthy […]
With January well underway, it’s time to take stock of the goals you’re going to work on throughout the year. While focusing on your career prospects or attracting romance into your life are great ideas, one of the most important things you can do is to set a goal that looks at living a happier […]
You don’t need a fitness studio to get fit at home! I would say the most common excuse for not exercising or getting active is that you don’t have time to go to the gym or go out for a run. The second most common excuse is that you can’t afford to join a gym […]
Exercise is a vital aspect of maintaining a healthy weight and living a long life. However, you need to approach it in the right way, if it is to work for you. That is why you need to get into good habits. Habits that will not only make each session easier but allowing you to […]
Research indicates that more than half of the people with weight loss goals use exercise as a means of attaining the success of their goals. Without question exercise is an effective way to lose weight, but there are other means to burn calories without exercise that also aid weight loss. This does not mean you […]
When I was first introduced to the term pilates an immediate curiosity came over me. What is pilates, I wondered? And I soon learned that pilates is a system of exercise developed by a man with the same name, Joseph Pilates. “Exercise!” I thought… and my curiosity waned. I was on the overflow side of […]
We all know that a good diet is needed for our bodies to get the most out of exercise and working out. In fact, without a diet that is rich in energy, you will find that your performance starts to diminish in each of your workouts. You could feel really tired and exhausted as soon […]
Some people still don’t understand the vital importance of building lifelong good health habits that contribute to weight loss. Whether we lose weight through bariatric surgery, a supervised weight loss program, weight loss drugs, etc, those are temporary solutions rather than lifelong habits to lose weight. Consider that if we had built habits to lose […]
Restorative Yoga can bring many positive health benefits and can be an excellent beginner exercise for those who’ve had bariatric surgery and/or have been sedentary. This gentle exercise form helps students gain flexibility and has been shown to greatly reduce stress and anxiety. It really is a perfect form of activity for most newbies to exercise! Of […]
The majority of people tend to use a gym to workout, but this isn’t necessarily the best option for all of us. Some of us feel self-conscious working out alongside regular gym goers, some of us are put off by pricey membership plans, and others simply can’t find the motivation to travel to the gym […]
There is mind and there is matter. If you wish to move the matter, you’ll need to tune up your mind. In this case the matter is that inner tube just above your waist. And if you wish to move it, you’ll need to get your thinking straight. Our human nature is prone to negative self-talk, […]
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