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Advances in Weight Management

So why is it so hard to shed those surplus fat pounds? Also, why is it so easy to gain back those pounds we lose? Unfortunately, Americans have become addicted to a lifestyle that virtually guarantees chronic age-associated weight gain, especially in the abdominal region. The bright side is that there are scientific data that can allow trained physicians to uniquely recommend patients specific nutrients, drugs and hormones, in combination with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise program, to eradicate these obesity-inducers.

Diabetes Alert

Diabetes is a chronic and progressive disease that, if left uncontrolled, affects the entire body in the long run. It is characterized by high blood sugar levels, or hyperglycemia, that occur due to either a deficiency or reduced effectiveness of insulin hormone. Due to a change in lifestyle and eating habits in the current century, diabetes is spreading at an alarming rate. According to the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet, more than 8% of the American population is suffering from diabetes.

Acro Yoga

When we work together, there is magic to be made. AcroYoga is a partner-based yoga style that takes us from the realm of practicing solo on the mat into one of co-creating yoga moves influenced by acrobatics and Thai massage.
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Let’s Change the Way We Relate to Food

Childhood obesity is out of control and the poor quality of the food we give our children has been blamed for years. However, this epidemic does not have a single culprit; there are many other situations that are responsible. One of them, and my personal pet peeve, is using food as a reward to stimulate repeat performances or results, such as winning at a competition or earning good grades.

The Path to Obesity Starts in Kindergarten

Childhood weight plays a major role in future obesity, according to a study of more than 7,700 kindergartners. Researchers measured the height and weight of a cohort of children seven times during the course of nine years and found that those who were overweight in kindergarten were four times as likely as normal-weight peers to become obese by age 14. In fact, nearly half of all cases of obesity observed between kindergarten and eighth grade occurred in children who were overweight at age five. This major study suggests that efforts to curb childhood obesity need to start before children enter school.
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Pilates …The Next Step

For most participants, Pilates is safe enough to do every day and it is recommended that beginners do so in order to obtain the desired rhythm and develop consistency. Once comfortable with the movements, you may want to take advice from Joseph Pilates himself who said, “I recommend four times a week.” Sounds like sage advice.