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Measuring Your Health Apart from Weight Loss

Around this time of year, the goal that many of us set for ourselves is to lose weight. Traditionally, it’s one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions, but even if you’re reading this article in the middle of summer, you likely want to lose some weight and feel healthier. What if we told you […]

This Year, Focus on Health, Not Weight

It’s New Year’s resolution time again, which means you can expect health food to disappear from the shelves and the gyms to be packed. This annual ritual follows one of the most common (and commonly joked about) resolutions — to lose weight. Weight is a good shorthand for health, since people living a healthy lifestyle […]

Does Medicare Cover Obesity Screening and Behavioral Therapy?

Gaining a little weight as we age isn’t uncommon. Many of the factors that can keep us slimmer become more difficult as our metabolism slows, our endurance shortens, and we get settled. For most people, this isn’t a cause for alarm — it just comes with life and aging. Being overweight isn’t inherently a bad […]

Fun Christmas Ways to Get Fit

The holidays are often a time when weight gain seems inevitable. The weather outside is frightful, making it tougher to convince yourself to head out to exercise. You’re also busy with holiday parties, decorations, and shopping that siphons time that could be spent working out to burn off those calories. That’s without mentioning all the […]

Is the Intermittent Fasting Diet Healthy, Effective, and Safe?

Many people are familiar with the concept of fasting. Whether it’s for religious reasons or to lose weight, humans have been fasting for hundreds of years. In the last decade, a new(ish) weight loss method has been making waves in the dieting community. Intermittent dieting, as it’s called, has been hailed by its supporters as […]

The Importance of Fiber in Your Diet

Fiber is one of those nutrients that companies often advertise or praise, but they don’t really say why it’s good for us. At most, they give us vague allusions to it assisting with digestion or weight loss; however, fiber can be an essential nutrient that aids different areas and processes of the body. How? Well, […]

Is Cauliflower a Dieter’s Secret Weapon?

For many people, even healthy eaters, the first introduction to cauliflower is as a cold, stiff accompaniment to the other, more popular options on a veggie platter. But, what if you were missing out on a healthy powerhouse that could be used to better your diet? What if cauliflower was not only secretly loaded with […]

Simple Ways to Cut Back on Sugar

Sugar is a central ingredient to many of the popular foods we enjoy these days. Candy bars, ice cream, lattes, the list goes on. While it can add an undeniable sweetness that can brighten or round out a dish, it’s also one of the prime culprits in weight gain. To make matters worse, too much […]

The Health Benefits of Probiotics

Have you ever tried probiotics before? If not, you’ve likely heard of them on television, the internet, or from your health-conscious friend, who always talks about the restorative powers of kale facemasks. While we can’t speak to the truth of those facemasks, your friend might be onto something with the probiotics. Often found in foods […]

The Health Benefits of Losing Weight

In the past, we’ve talked about losing weight and the healthy ways you can do it. Now let’s put those methods into action and show how losing weight can be very healthy for you. Achieving weight loss, big or small, can improve your health and lifestyle and you may even find that once the pounds […]