Studies show that the vast majority of people who lose 50 percent or more of their body weight (whether through surgery or lifestyle change) report being unhappy with their bodies later. Why? Because even after all the work and the weight loss, losin... Read more
When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is... Read more
SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar... Read more
According to Webster's Dictionary, the word “old” is defined as “having been in use for a long time,” “worn, dilapidated, ancient, or decayed by time.” After an experience as a volunteer at the 1995 St. Louis S... Read more
Julia Nichols, an active mother of three from Cincinnati, Ohio, was just 37 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Luckily, it was detected and treated early, but because her cancer had tested positive for estrogen, Julia was at a higher risk of... Read more
Post surgery recovery is slow and steady. Still managed to loose 4 lbs. I can't work out for approx 3 more months. Just watching and counting calories. I am able to walk. I walk 2 miles a day right now.... Read more
I had surgery about 3 weeks ago. I tried working out last week and it just felt off.
Today I awoke with pains in my calves and shoulders. I decided to try a light workout. I can honestly say it was the best decision. My joints and muscles... Read more
I'm going in for oral surgery on Thursday and will have to live on soft foods for a couple of weeks. Suggestions for soft foods (esp. high protein ones) that won't pack on pounds? Thank you in advance!... Read more
Got some odd looks in the surgery waiting area when I pulled out my resistance loop band and started exercising. But it helped me with my nervous energy, and gave me something productive to do which beats just being scared and anxious... Read more
Obesity TreatmentOne of the keys to successful weight loss is to have realistic goals.The treatment for obesity is weight loss, and there are a number of ways to achieve that, including:Diet and lifestyle changesPrescription medicinesWeight-loss surg... Read more
I HAVE to measure everything! I've discovered that my looks like a cup is usually closer to 1 1/2 cups! Since I had bariatric by-pass surgery my stomach is supposed to hold a cup of food. If I eat slowly (which I do) I could put a lot more in. I... Read more
Obesity and its medical complications are an expensive problem in the United States. Because the costs continue to rise, the government is offering tax incentives to entice people to lose weight. At this time of year when you're thinking about impr... Read more
By Beth Donovan, ~INDYGIRL
It's not easy finding a doctor you like, especially when you're overweight. Some unlucky patients are simply told that their symptoms will go away if they lose weight, without any diagnostic testing to see if the... Read more
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