Once we begin working together on a medical weight loss plan, you will start to appreciate a new silhouette in the mirror. And your primary care doctor will likely be pleased, too, since you’re now at lower risk for a number of serious weight-related conditions like type 2 diabetes. But beyond that, we predict you’ll notice a few more positive changes in your health! Be on the lookout for…
You get sick less often. Carrying extra weight creates inflammation in the body, which keeps your immune system busy basically fighting itself. And when it’s doing that, it can’t effectively fight off communicable illnesses like colds and flus as easily. But as you follow your weight loss plan, you might find that you get sick less often, because the inflammation is reduced and your immune system is functioning better.
Improved cognitive abilities. Did you know that studies actually demonstrate a link between weight and issues like cognitive decline and dementia? It’s likely due to inflammation, which can impact the brain as well as every other part of your body. As you lose weight and the inflammation resolves, you might find that your memory functions better and your work performance improves. Exercise can also have a similar impact on cognitive functioning and mood.
Metabolic factors improve. Unfortunately, the incidence of metabolic syndrome is growing due to the number of people in our country who are carrying extra weight. Metabolic syndrome refers to a list of risk factors that contribute to diabetes, heart disease, and sleep apnea, such as…
- A larger waist circumference
- High blood pressure
- High blood sugar
- High triglyceride levels
- Low HDL cholesterol (the good kind)
A weight loss plan and exercise program reduce those risk factors, therefore reducing or even eliminating metabolic syndrome in many patients. Wouldn’t it be great to stop serious diseases in their tracks?!
As you can see, a medical weight loss plan is not all about how you look. Give us a call today, and we’ll get you started on a path to a healthier future.
As you know, high blood pressure can become a dangerous condition. Your doctor might have already warned you that you should begin taking measures to lower your blood pressure, such as with dietary changes or a a weight loss plan. But it turns out that a simple breathing exercise can also be effective when performed regularly.
For many of you, the arrival of fall means a few important things: Seasonal decorations, changing leaves, and the arrival of your favorite autumn drinks at coffee shops and breweries. Maybe you look forward to that pumpkin spice latte all year, or you’re excited to try one for the first time. Either way, you should know that these seasonal drinks can pack hundreds of calories from sugar, dairy, and alcohol. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a modified version of them.
We often focus our exercise blogs around walking, because it’s one of the easiest workouts that most people can fit into their schedules. But if you’re more of a gym goer, or you’re simply looking for something new to shake up your exercise routine, you might be wondering about the effectiveness of various pieces of gym equipment. So we wanted to take a moment to put in a good word for rowing machines.
We all know that we should be exercising more. Activity is good for our heart health and supports a weight loss plan. But finding the time to drive to the gym, change clothes, work out, clean up, and then drive home can pose a challenge for many of us. With busy schedules taking up most of our time, fitting a workout regimen into your day can feel like a major challenge.
We all love the look of smooth, perfect skin – whether on our faces or the rest of our bodies. We are deluged with images of flawless skin everywhere we look, and it can be difficult to compete in the digital age! So it’s no wonder that when a skin issue comes up, it not only bothers us aesthetically but can be embarrassing or even damage our self esteem.
When you’re following a weight loss plan, it can feel tempting to focus on all of the “off limits” foods. Why is it that the most tempting, delicious foods are the ones we aren’t supposed to eat too often? But focusing on that concept can only make those items seem even more alluring. And there’s no point in making yourself miserable!
Walking is probably the easiest form of exercise. After all, you’ve been doing it for most of your life! And luckily, walking is also extremely effective with regard to a weight loss plan. Almost everyone can fit a daily walk into their schedule, and it’s as simple as lacing up your shoes and walking out the door.