Avocado is a unique fruit that is loaded with healthy fats and important nutrients. Unfortunately, many have been led to think of this fruit as nothing but a side dish in the form of guacamole. The delicious avocado should actually be a regular part of a healthy diet for a number of reasons. Here are […]
5 Ways to Cut Your Risk of Getting Diabetes
According to CDC 2014 statistics almost 30 million American have diabetes. This is nearly 10% of the population. This disease isn’t often fatal when properly treated by a doctor and when lifestyle changes are made. However, having diabetes can make everyday life more difficult by preventing people from doing what they would like to do. […]
Sleep Apnea: Can Being Overweight Affect Your Sleep?
Sleep apnea is shockingly common in American adults, with nearly 22 million suffering from the disorder according to the American Sleep Apnea Association. Another very prevalent health issue among Americans is obesity. The CDC reports that approximately one third of Americans are overweight. Unfortunately these two conditions can often occur simultaneously. Obstructive sleep apnea is a type […]
What is Insulin Resistance and How Does it Affect Metabolism?
Insulin resistance happens when your body stops being able to properly use the insulin hormone that is manufactured by the body. It is a condition that can affect many systems of your body, as insulin is used for more than just managing glucose levels (key to blood sugar). Insulin plays a role in how well […]
Weight Loss on a Budget Tip #25: Save Money at the Doctor’s Office
Losing weight can help you achieve Tip #25: Saving Money at the Doctor’s Office. “A person who is obese has annual medical costs $1,429 higher than someone of a normal weight, according to the CDC.” – Bankrate.com Losing weight can reduce your risk factors for things like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and […]
How Is Your Weight and Heart Disease Connected?
For the past several years, the news media, health publications and the CDC have heavily publicized the topic of weight in this country and the fact that Americans are getting heavier. In fact, more than 60-percent of people are considered overweight or obese. What’s the difference? An adult with a BMI (body mass index) of […]