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  • How Meditation helps with Weight loss

    Meditation Weight Loss Picture - LocateADocDr. 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.

  • Infographic: Baby Boomers Turn 50 Facts and Tips

    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.

  • Dr. Thomas Clark on 8 Ways to Get Smart about Weight Loss Goal Setting

    8 Ways to Get Smart about Goal Setting Picture - LocateADoc.comWeight-loss goals can mean the difference between success and failure. Well-planned weight loss goals provide a plan that keeps you focused and motivated. Poorly planned goals, on the other hand, are unrealistic and almost impossible to achieve. If you set unrealistic goals, you will probably end up frustrated and discouraged and decide to quit all your efforts to lose weight. These tips will help you create well-planned weight loss goals that will have you on the path to weight loss success:

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    A recent survey of 23,000 obese individuals showed that 60 percent are not taking any steps to lose weight. This has interesting implications for the professionals and individuals that work to conquer obesity. The 60 percent surveyed that were not taking steps to lose weight is particularly alarming. Being obese can lead to a variety of health issues, including high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, stroke, metabolic syndrome, abnormal blood fats, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, and gallstones among others. It can also raise the risk of certain cancers, including colon, breast, endometrial, and gallbladder. Obesity can also cause reproductive problems for women.

  • Photo of Harmful Effects of Sedentary Job LocateADoc

    If you are like many people in the American workforce, you have a job that requires you to sit at a desk for 40 hours - or more - every single week. People who remain sedentary for such long periods of time can face long term risks to their general health and wellness.