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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, […]

Does being Overweight or Obese affect your Brain?

Posted on: June 16th, 2014 by Ann Marie Coppen No Comments

YES!!! Being obese or overweight can affect brain health. Studies have shown that in addition to the impact obesity has on the joints, organs, and heart, it may also promote cognitive decline/dementia. Research conducted at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), revealed that elderly obese individuals (body mass index [BMI] 30 and above) had 8% […]

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 […]