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Fitness & Weight Management
While not harmful, a double chin can make people appear older than they are, and few people want that. Surgery is an option, but there now is an option that is not as costly and is less invasive.
Weight loss surgery is not the best option for every person, but incorporating healthful habits is good for everyone. We have some tips to get you started living more healthfully.
It’s Valentine’s Day — a day that may sabotage all plans for health improvement. Even if there isn’t a special someone, treats are all around. So what is a person to do?
Getting a sufficient amount of water in daily is a common struggle that I, and often others, have. In fact, not drinking enough water can become a difficult habit or pattern to break.
This is the time of year when many people struggle to maintain their health and weight. The holidays hold many challenges to encourage us to overindulge and discourage us from exercising. What can we do?
Like many of us, Leslie Swoboda has struggled with her weight for years. The 54-year-old Chippewa Falls, Wis., woman has tried various weight loss programs, dropping pounds periodically just to re-gain them after falling back into old habits.
Does this sound familiar? "Yikes! I’ve lost 20 pounds, which is great, but the past two weeks my weight loss has plateaued, and I still need to lose 50 more pounds. What am I doing wrong?"
Individuals' motivations for having bariatric surgery are as unique as the people discussing them. If you're looking for some reasons to make the decision for yourself, here are 10 activities that people who have gone through the procedure report looking forward to after surgery.
Weight management is a skill; and, like any skill, you need to practice it over and over again. You may be under the misunderstanding that you should be able to “just do it.”
Do you have questions or concerns about weight-loss (bariatric) surgery? Megan Gilmore, M.D., bariatric surgeon, addresses a variety of weight loss surgery topics in this Q&A blog.
For many of us, the holiday season brings multiple parties and family gatherings, all accompanied by favorite foods that we look forward to all year. This overabundance can be daunting for anyone, but it’s especially stressful after bariatric surgery. Taking a mindful approach to eating can help you maintain your weight loss during the holidays.
Carleen Flettre has turned an unimaginable tragedy into an inspiring second chance. Motivated to better herself after her husband’s sudden passing, the Roberts, Wisconsin, women has lost more than 175 pounds after enrolling in the Health Management Resources (HMR) program at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.