Weight Loss Articles

A special guest article by Maiysha Clairborne MD, an American Board Certified Family Physician, Holistic Wellness Consultant, Life Balance & Fulfillment Coach practicing in Atlanta, GA.

Sedentary lifestyle - A lifestyle that is predominantly inactive. Those who sit for 5 or more hours a day.

Dr. Fabrizio Manzini says that meditation can act as a brilliant aid for weight loss. He argues for the power of thought to be the best medicine involved. He says that positive thinking rewires the brain to respond to stimuli in different ways. Similar to hypnosis, while meditating you can avert yourself to harmful food and end up conditioned not to want it. Another method which might be more universally appealing is to each whatever you want, and condition yourself to believe that what you are eating is not harming you. He says that combining this with a powerful 10 minute workout is the path to weight loss. This 10 minute workout, he says, is proven to be more effective than hours of ineffective attempts.

By the year 2015, 45% of the U.S. population will be 50 or older. However, staying healthy has become a prevalent trend for this age group. 82% of adults 50 and older use the Internet to research health and wellness. Since 1987, the amount of Americans heading to the gym age 55 and up has increased 266% (making it the fastest growing age group among gym members). Over the next decade, U.S. baby boomers will spend $1 trillion dollars on wellness-based services, a significant increase from the previous amount of $200 million.

The average person is exposed to 174 newspapers full of information every day and visuals are processed 60,000x faster in the brain than text.

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