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Should I Do Stretching Exercises?

Posted on May 23, 2012 by 4 Comments

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StretchingFrom time to time my patients ask me if they should be doing stretching exercises and how they fit into an overall fitness plan for weight loss and maintenance.

Stretching is indeed a good activity to do, as it helps preserve flexibility and range of motion. For some of my patients who are morbidly obese and have not exercised in years, stretching exercises are a great place to start adding movement into their day

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Can Weight Loss = Bone Loss?

Posted on May 16, 2012 by Leave a comment

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weight lossFor many women, bone loss can become a major complication as they age, with osteoporosis leading to fragile, easily broken bones later in life.

Does weight loss play a role in losing bone mass? Yes, and no.

In general weight loss associated with bone loss usually occurs along with some form of serious illness that is causing the weight loss.

On the other hand, people on a balanced weight loss program who are getting adequate nutrition despite cutting calories are at a low risk of experiencing bone loss.

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Do Men Lose Weight Differently Than Women?

Posted on May 2, 2012 by 4 Comments

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men and weightOne thing couples in our program notice is that men usually lose weight faster than women. Does weight loss really differ for men, and how?

It’s true; men do tend to lose weight more quickly and easily than women. Studies of men and women eating a diet of equal calories and exercise have shown men lose weight easier and quicker. The reason goes back to basic survival and the different biological needs of men and women.

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Best Cardio for Weight Loss?

Posted on March 28, 2012 by 1 Comment

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cardioHave you ever wondered about the best “cardio” or cardiovascular workout for weight loss? Before going to my specific suggestions, let’s talk a little about what a cardio workout is and how it helps weight loss.

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Menopause and Weight Gain: Can It Be Avoided?

Posted on February 22, 2012 by 1 Comment

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menopause and weight gainFor many women, menopause marks a new phase in their battle with excess weight. Unfortunately, menopause and weight gain commonly go hand-in-hand. In fact, one of my most common patient situations is weight loss for menopause.

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HCG Weight Loss: Does It Work?

Posted on February 15, 2012 by 2 Comments

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hgc weight lossYou may have seen or heard ads for HCG weight loss programs that promise easy and quick weight loss and wondered, “Do they work?” The short answer is no – despite numerous medical studies, no connection between HCG and weight loss has been shown. Worse, these plans could put your health in serious danger.

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