You Can Be Fat And Fit (Despite What The Study In The New York Times Said)

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The New York Times recently ran an article saying that a new study came out concluding that healthy obesity does not exist.

For years I have read studies on this subject. For years I have treated patients who would fit into this “fictional category” of healthy obesity.

In nature there are variances. Some of us are tall and some are short, some are thick while some are thin. Some of us will be fat and some will be skinny. We can control some aspects of our weight, but we can’t change our body type. If you are big boned and of a large frame, you are always going to have a large frame. Continue reading You Can Be Fat And Fit (Despite What The Study In The New York Times Said)

Exercise and Personal Trainers

gymThere are as many reasons why people seek out personal trainers, as there are personal trainers.

Some people need the motivation of having someone waiting for them. While some need to have something scheduled. Some people pay a trainer up front for multiple sessions because they know that the only thing that will get them to the gym is not wanting to lose money.

One of the main reasons, I see, why people hire trainers is because they don’t know what to do. They lack the knowledge of how to properly exercise and train themselves. Continue reading Exercise and Personal Trainers

Weight Loss Obstacles

obese man with hamburgerWeight loss is hard even when you do everything right. It is hard enough when you are exercising consistently and eating right.

If you gain weight when you are not exercising and eating right, then it is easy to understand why you gained weight. But what if you were exercising and eating right consistently and still gaining weight? Here are a few reason for unexplained weight gain.

The main reason why I see for unexplainable weight gain is stress. Usually in times of stress, exercise and eating right go out the window because there is no time.

This is unfortunate because exercise and eating right helps your body to cope with stress better. It helps your mind to cope with stress better as well. Continue reading Weight Loss Obstacles

Salt, Sugar, Fat

sugar-cubesIn order to write his new book “Salt, Sugar, Fat” investigative reporter Michael Moss looked into the one trillion dollar food industry. What he found was not appetizing.

The average American eats 33 pounds of cheese, along with 70 pounds of sugar, per year. That is a staggering amount of salt and fat that we consume on an annual basis. It is driving our obesity epidemic, and is being pushed on us, as consumers, from all sides.

Michael Moss found that the food industry is very strategic and plans everything out from the exact taste of the foods, to the responses it causes in our bodies and brains, to the marketing, commercials and to even where the products are placed in the grocery stores. Continue reading Salt, Sugar, Fat

Thanksgiving and How To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

wild-turkeyI always love Thanksgiving. It is one of my favorite holidays. I get a chance to reconnect with family and friends that I haven’t seen in a while. I also get to eat one my favorite meals of the year.

Those of you who have been keeping up with my articles know that I don’t eat meat. I haven’t eaten red meat, pork, or poultry since last Thanksgiving.

Last year around this time I decided to give up eating most meats (I still eat fish and dairy products), and haven’t looked back. I decided temporarily to stop eating meat in an attempt to eat less during the holidays. I looked at it as an easy way to moderate what I ate during the holidays. I thought I would go back to eating meat after the holidays. Continue reading Thanksgiving and How To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

What Really Causes Injury?

200177292-001I  have been in practice for almost 15 years. I am a chiropractor who specializes in neuromusculoskeletal pain and injuries. I am a trigger point specialist.

The people who have seen every type of medical doctor out there and still don’t have any idea of what’s wrong with them, they are in pain, can’t find out what is wrong with them, and have no idea how to reduce their pain, come to see me for an answer and a treatment.

Most of the time if you can’t find out what’s wrong and causing pain, then the injury is muscular in nature. The injury itself may not have involved the muscles. But over time the injury will cause the muscles to get irritated and eventually become painful and then they become part of the problem. I believe this is how chronic pain gets wired into our systems and can far outlast the initial injury. Continue reading What Really Causes Injury?

Just Because Your Old, Doesn’t Mean You Should Be In Pain

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“If I had known I was going to live this long then I would have taken better care of myself.”

“Getting old isn’t for sissies.”

“This pain is just due to getting old.”

These are all common sayings I hear around my office.

I am here to tell you that just because you are aging, doesn’t mean that you have to be in pain. Aging doesn’t equal pain. Continue reading Just Because Your Old, Doesn’t Mean You Should Be In Pain

No Magic Bullet for Weight Loss and Exercise

bulletThere is no magic bullet for weight loss. There is no substitute for exercising and eating right when it comes to weight loss.

It is an on going battle. One that is never one. Once you lose weight, you still have to work at keeping it off.

I exercise almost daily to keep myself in shape, and to keep weight off. I know that if I stop exercising and stop watching what I eat, I will gain weight. Continue reading No Magic Bullet for Weight Loss and Exercise

More Energy Through Proper Nutrition

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Food can affect your mood, energy levels, and how you feel in general. There is evidence that eating right can even reduce the risk of certain types of cancers.

I feel that for overall effects, exercise is more important than eating right for overall health. But eating right is essential if you want to get the most out of your exercising. The two work synergistically to benefit your health. Just like the two work together to enhance your energy levels and to keep them constant and consistent throughout the day. Continue reading More Energy Through Proper Nutrition

Healthy Eating Heals Injuries

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Everyone knows that if you want to be thin, then you have to eat right and eat healthy. Does healthy eating have other benefits for your body? And how does it positively benefit your body?

Eating right will increase energy levels. Eating right will help your body function at a higher right level. Eating right will prevent injuries, and help to heal injuries quickly. Continue reading Healthy Eating Heals Injuries