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The Pressure of Extra Pounds On Joints

Posted on: November 19th, 2014 by Ann Marie Coppen No Comments

How being Overweight or Obese impacts your joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments Being overweight or obese has a number of health consequences. We have discussed many of these health consequences such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, inflammation, and metabolic syndrome. Another consequence of too much weight is the impact on your joints, muscles, […]

How does being overweight affect my liver?

Posted on: April 21st, 2014 by Ann Marie Coppen No Comments

Being overweight or obese impacts most of your organs. Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is currently the most common liver disease in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 29 million Americans have NAFLD, and approximately 6 million individuals have Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH). Of concern is the fact that most individuals […]

How can I increase my metabolism?

Posted on: March 26th, 2014 by Ann Marie Coppen No Comments

Metabolism is defined as the manner in which your body processes and uses the food you eat. There are several variables that make up your metabolism. These include: Basal metabolism (the basic energy for your existence, i.e. keeps your organs functioning). Amount of physical activity Amount and frequency of food you ingest Your current weight […]

Do OTC “weight loss” products really work?

Posted on: July 22nd, 2013 by Ann Marie Coppen No Comments

Many search for a quick fix to rapid weight loss. The appeal is strong; however, there are safety issues that need to be reviewed. Most importantly, do not start any over the counter weight loss supplement without consulting your doctor first. The United States’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate dietary supplements the […]