Summer has come to an end and fall is here! With Halloween candy and holiday parties, these next few months tend to be the most challenging for weight loss and weight management. It’s never too late in the year to change your diet, and there are fun, easy, painless ways that you can make a big difference in your routine. Therefore, CardioMender, MD put together tips on how to fall into good eating habits.
Why Diets Don’t Work
Yes, you read that right: diets do not work. The reason they don’t work has a lot to do with the fact that nowadays, with our fast-paced lifestyles, we have an increased reliance on the food industry. We want ready-made foods or easy to prepare meals, but these consist mainly of processed and refined foods. We often don’t even know what’s actually in much of the foods we choose. These foods are typically high in blind calories, unhealthy fats, refined carbohydrates and salt, but also low in nutrition. Many of them have all kinds of additives intended to enhance the flavor of the food and extend its shelf life. The food industry often employs “food engineers” to make our food have optimal appeal but the food producers also have a ‘dark side’. In many instances food is engineered so that once you taste it, it’s difficult to stop eating, until you’ve eaten to excess, consuming much more than you initially intended. Additionally, many of the foods we eat are saturated with chemicals that cause cravings. In order to succeed at a healthy eating plan, we not only have to focus on what foods to select but what’s been done to our choice prior to eating it, as
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August 15th is National Relaxation Day! What people might not know is that National Relaxation Day was founded by a fourth grader named Sean Moeller (Bunte). Moeller’s grandfather had created a calendar he called “Chase’s Calendar of Events.” In the summer of 1985, Moeller’s grandfather let Sean make up his own holiday and, as any kid enjoying the last few days of summer would do, he picked relaxation as his theme.
The school season is underway. What is your advice on maintaining a healthy lifestyle while being busy and on-the-go?
Perhaps you added weight these past few months. Don’t ignore it. That is what we are here for, to help you refocus, get back on track and stay the course.
The first thing I would suggest is to schedule an appointment with CardioMender, MD today and avoid procrastinating! The sooner you come in, the sooner you’ll get back into balance. A lot of people travel over the summer, which can lead to loss of focus. With the kids going back to school, now is the perfect time to get back into your routine, on plan and Restart in order to regain your focus!
When you come in, we will check your weight, body fat percentage and waist measurement, as part of your routine follow-up appointment.
Summertime is the season of vacations and fun. If you’re like most people, you’re probably going to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Going outside and exercising is a great way to stay in shape and meet your weight loss goals, but in order to do that, you’ll want to keep all of your body healthy, including your skin. Taking advantage of the beautiful, hot weather is definitely the right choice, but be sure to protect against sunburn.
June 21st is hailed as International Yoga Day, declared unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The origins of yoga date back to the 18th century, seen as a beautiful fusion of physical, mental and spiritual activity. It is practiced by millions around the world often times praised for having a myriad of health benefits. In fact, according to a randomized controlled trial at Johns Hopkins University, 12 groups of participants were assigned to take part in yoga classes. After 8 weeks, they showed significant reduction in pain, as well as better moods, improved physical functions and increased energy levels. Read on for detailed benefits on how rolling out the yoga mat can benefit your life.
- Improves Flexibility – Most of us find ourselves sitting at a desk staring at a computer all day. This unhealthy habit can lead to muscle aches and pains. Yoga is the perfect practice to help loosen your muscles and joints. By giving your muscles a greater range of motion, you are less prone to injuries as well as day-to-day pain.
- Prevents Sickness – No one likes to get sick. Did you know that practicing yoga can help reduce your chance of getting an infection? By practicing yoga, you contract and stretch muscles which moves organs around. This increases drainage of lymph (a fluid rich in immune cells) and helps the lymphatic system fight infections, destroy cancerous cells and dispose of toxic waste in the body.
- Lowers Blood Pressure — Two studies in the British