Crossfit is the relatively new, explosively popular trend on the fitness scene. This combination of gymnastics, aerobics, and weight lifting is known for the intensity of its workouts and the zeal of its adherents. But what impact can this program really have on your health and wellness?
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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.
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.
Bariatric surgery has given many individuals the feeling that they have a second chance at life. After years, even decades, of struggling with obesity, many find relief by turning to this tested and proven weight loss procedure.
The decision to get liposuction, commonly referred to as lipo, can be made for a number of reasons. Some get the procedure after working hard to get to their goal weight, but still need a little help shaping or sculpting an area of their body. Others may get the procedure to help treat medical conditions that cause unwanted build-up of fatty tissue. In any case, there are usually several options for you to discuss with your doctor.
Who would have thought that the way you were born, whether vaginally or by c-section, could affect your weight during adulthood? Recent studies associate cesarean section deliveries with higher body mass index numbers later on in life.
During a woman’s stage of menopause, it’s easier for her to gain unwanted weight and harder for her to get rid of it. Recent studies show that weight loss is possible if women adhere to a strict diet and exercise routine.
It’s big news. In a country constantly plagued by more bad news about our health, obesity rates for preschoolers have dropped by nearly 50%!. No doubt this will mean healthier futures for many of these young children, as the hardest thing is losing the weight once it’s been gained. Need proof? Just ask these children’s parents and grandparents. Adult Americans remain as overweight as ever, and for women over 60 the rate has gone up.
It’s no secret that in Hollywood, thin is always in. While celebrities may claim that their weight loss and svelte physiques are the result of diet and exercise, the truth is, many stars turn to outside resources for extra help. For example, Snooki, star of the popular reality show “Jersey Shore,” was open about her use of the diet pill Zantrex-3, claiming the supplement helped her shed 15 pounds. The Kardashian girls also endorsed slimming pill Quick Trim, saying the pills helped both Kim and Khloe burn off their post-baby weight. And of course, possibly no one has been more active in touting these type of supplements than talk show host and advice guru Oprah Winfrey. But do they really work?