Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Obesity - The Number 1 Health Issue in the US


Obesity is quickly becoming the number one health issue confronting America today, and it's not just America, other countries are affected also. Obesity leads to a multitude of health problems including, but certianly not limited too:

Heart disease
Diabetes
High Blood Pressure

These 3 alone are rapidly becoming the leading causes of premature death in both men and women, in our society.

While it is easy to blame our sedentary lifestyles, our eating habits and the fast food industry. It really boils down to choice, in most cases we either choose to be overweight, or we choose not to be. Yes there are some people with medical conditions that are beyond their control, however for most of us it is really a matter of eating less (or eating the right foods) and moving more (exercise). For some, those with a very good sense of personal discipline, it is very easy to lose weight. Most of us need some kind of guidance. That guidance can be in the form of a simple diet plan and exercise program, an organized diet program that lays out what we should eat and when we should eat it, a support group or professional medical help.

Many of the popular diet plans are designed for you to follow yourself, some have websites offering recipes, plans, progress charts, tips and motivation and even support groups or "diet buddy plans". Some encourage weekly meetings. Most work for some of the people who try them, however to really be successful and maintain your weight loss, you need to change what you eat, how you eat, and have an exercise program you will stick to for the rest of your life.

This is a huge committment to make, finding the diet program that you are comfortable with, and can stay with will make a big difference.

If you or someone you know is overweight, finding a way that works for you or them to lose weight and to maintain a weight healthy lifestyle could improve health and extend life.

Many people who are overweight are on medication to lower blood pressure, control blood cholesterol levels, or control diabetes. Losing weight can lead to improvement in those conditions and may even allow your Doctor to reduce dosages or in some cases take you off medications.

How can "To Your Health" 101 help?

New and original articles concerning weight loss and many other health issues, written by myself and a multitude of guest authors.

Motivational and support tips

Internet resources you can go to for help, including:

Links to Diet Plan sites
Suggested reading
Surveys

Because I am also overweight, and constantly battle to maintain that elusive healthy lifestyle, chronicling my own journey, may provide inspiration for someone to continue.

To Your Health

Jim Newell

Please visit http://www.ToYourHealth101.com for current and timely health & wellness information, links to other health & wellness sites, and to subscribe to our monthly newsletter.

Jimmie Newell is the webmaster for http://www.ToYourHealth101.com, a health & wellness website, featuring editorials, tips, information and links addressing many of the health issues of today.


MORE RESOURCES:

MainStreet

Weight Loss Programs May Thin Your Wallet, Not Your Waist
MainStreet
Beckner experienced what new research led by Johns Hopkins researchers found: only a few weight-loss programs appeared to work. Looking at randomized controlled trials at 12 months, Jenny Craig participants had a minimum of at least a 4.9% greater ...



Tech Times

Weight Loss Tips: Here Are 12 Actually Backed By Science
Tech Times
The popular understanding here is that drinking water will fill you up, causing you to eat less and reducing your overall calorie intake to encourage weight loss. However, a study has shown that instead of simply making you feel full, drinking water ...



ConsumerAffairs

Just how effective is exercise for weight loss?
ConsumerAffairs
... change in people's exercise habits. “Regular physical activity reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia and some cancers by at least 30%. However, physical activity does not promote weight loss,” the authors ...

and more »


Is bedtime snacking hurting your weight loss efforts?
Toledo Blade
Matt Roth, MD, a family and sports medicine doctor with ProMedica Physicians, says it could be hurting your weight loss efforts. “Eating late interferes with your body's ability to appropriately utilize the calories you're consuming,” Dr. Roth explains ...



The Union of Grass Valley

Nevada County loses 1206 pounds in South Yuba Club Weight Loss Challenge
The Union of Grass Valley
Team 2 members, top left, Kris Phillips and Hilary Hodge, along with, bottom left, Beth Whittlesey and Angelica Niblock, won first place in the South Yuba Club Weight Loss Challenge. The team totaled 85.1 pounds weight lost during the challenge.



Statesman Journal

Health successes not always based on weight loss
Statesman Journal
At a recent weight-management conference, a participant mentioned, "I work at the Cleveland Clinic, and I have to wear this Fitbit band to monitor my activity and health." Wow, wouldn't that be strange to work in a place that requires health self ...



Herald Times Reporter

Weight Loss Challenge winners named
Herald Times Reporter
The Lean on the Lakeshore 100-Day Weight Loss Challenge recently came to an end with Rick Newby winning the male portion by losing 71 pounds for a 26.59 percent BMI reduction and Kristen Stodola the female winner by dropping 27 pounds with a ...



Kyiv Post

Russia to move Ukrainian pilot from jail to hospital over weight loss
Yahoo News
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Ukrainian pilot who was captured by separatists fighting in east Ukraine will be moved from a Moscow jail to a city hospital because of health problems caused by a hunger strike, her lawyer said on Monday.
Reuters: Russia to move Ukrainian pilot from jail to hospital over weight lossKyiv Post

all 182 news articles »


InStyle

Zoe Saldana Shares Her “Slow, Painful” Journey of Getting Back into Shape ...
InStyle
It's no secret that Hollywood stars often make dropping the pounds after pregnancy look quite easy. In fact, sometimes it looks downright magical. But that's why it's so refreshing when an actress like Zoe Saldana admits that it's actually quite hard ...



WeAreGreenBay.com

Weight Loss Challengers Go To Boot Camp
WeAreGreenBay.com
... women in uniform do just to prepare to defend our country," said Lackey. Copyright 2015 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Page: 1. sports titletown weight ...


Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.