aintaining a healthy diet and staying fit are essential components of medical weight loss. Santa Rosa and Novato are filled with public gyms and health spas for you to join to help you stay on track with your fitness goals. Beware of the late flu season though this year—many public establishments such as gyms can increase your risk of exposure to infection while you exercise to lose weight.
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Perhaps you’ve heard of yerba mate, a South American plant which, when made into tea, is purported to have numerous medicinal qualities. Mate, as the drink is commonly known, has made its way to the shelves of health food stores all over America, with proponents singing its praises as an antidepressant, appetite suppressant and energy booster.
There is a reason working out is called “working out”—no matter which way you spin it, exercise involves ongoing commitment and a lot of hard work. Unfortunately, this negative stigma surrounding exercise has caused many Americans to steer clear of the gym and avoid engaging in more physical activity.
At the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent Weight of the Nation conference, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) declared a veritable war on obesity, laying out goals and strategies for conquering the obesity epidemic that will need to be implemented by our society as a whole.
There are many options available for those who want or need to lose weight including medical weight loss plans or bariatric surgery. While surgery seems like the extreme choice, for many it may be the only viable option.
Cellulite appears on the surface of the skin in the form of either ripples or dimples, and is the result of fat depositing unevenly on that section of the body. It is much more common in women than in men, and it is estimated that more than 90 percent of women who have gone through puberty have it in some area of their body.