Posts tagged with obesity health risks

High Blood Pressure and Your Weight

Posted on December 12, 2018 by 3 Comments

blog_bloodpressureHave you had your blood pressure tested lately? And if so, is it high?

The good news is if you do have high blood pressure, losing weight and making lifestyle changes can remedy the issue about 80 percent of the time. The bad news is, if you ignore high blood pressure you could be setting yourself up for some big health problems in the future.


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The Link between Diabetes and Obesity

Posted on November 26, 2018 by Leave a comment

blog_diabetespodcastThe number of Americans living with diabetes is rising. In 2010, 25.8 million Americans, or 8.3 percent of the population had diabetes. In 2015, that number rose to 30.3 million, making up 9.4 percent of the population, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.


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Have You Had Your Annual Health Screening?

Posted on January 16, 2015 by 2 Comments

If you can’t remember the last time you saw your primary care provider, it’s time to pick up the phone and make an appointment. You may be thinking, “But I’m not sick, why should I go to the doctor?” You may not feel sick today, but your lifestyle habits may be taking you down a path that leads to illness, and your primary care provider knows the signs. You owe it to yourself to take the time to learn about your health status. The beginning of the year may be the most popular time to do it with New Year’s resolutions, but you can choose your annual screening appointment at any time during the year. So why wait.  Here are some reasons to make your appointment today…


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Clothing Size Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

Posted on September 29, 2014 by 2 Comments

Going up just one skirt size can make a big difference in your risk for breast cancer.

A study published in BMJ Open found increasing one skirt size per decade between your mid 20s and mid 50s is linked to a 33 percent increase in breast cancer risk.


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5 Signs You’re Ready to Lose Weight

Posted on June 9, 2014 by 2 Comments

Start Your Day on Weight Loss TrackIt’s easy to say you want to lose weight. Statistics show 51 percent of Americans want to lose weight, but only 25 percent of those people are actually making an effort. Are you up for the challenge? If you answer yes to the following five questions, you may be ready to lose weight and turn your thoughts into reality.


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How to Relieve Arthritis Pain

Posted on December 9, 2013 by Leave a comment

relieve arthritis pain The aches and pains associated with arthritis can take a toll on your quality of life. Treatment is focused on managing the symptoms, but you don’t have to rely on popping pills. You can relieve arthritis pain by making simple lifestyle changes.


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