As obesity rates continue to climb in the United States, more and more people are starting to make the effort to lose weight and transition to clean, healthy eating. Every year, millions of Americans commit to exercising more, eating healthier, and doing whatever it takes to help them lose weight.
Obesity current affects over two-thirds of all Americans in the United States, and is predicted to affect 42% of all Americans by the year 2030. Although many industries are starting to benefit from obesity, the epidemic is having a major impact on the American economy, and is starting to become costly -- especially for obese individuals. Obesity has the ability to impact a person’s wages, transportation costs, and hospital equipment expenses, and is also driving sales in plus-sized clothing and weight-loss products. This infographic reveals more about the cost of obesity -- and how it’s impacting Americans across the country.
The sleep hormone known as melatonin may have the ability to help you lose weight, according to a new study conducted by researchers in Texas and Spain. Melatonin has been found to speed up the production of a type of fat in the body that helps burn energy — resulting in a higher metabolism.
In recent years, a lot of controversy has surrounded the argument that diet soda can help people lose weight. However, newer studies have shown that diet soda does not lead to weight loss or prevent weight gain, and research has shown that more Americans are starting to jump onboard the "no soda" train.
Anyone who has ever gone on a diet or tried to lose weight has most likely faced guilt at some point along the way. Sometimes we feel guilt when we take an extra day off from the gym, or when we indulge in an extra portion of dessert or junk food. Guilt can make us feel bad, yet we succumb to temptation — after all, we're only human, and nobody's perfect.
Considering the New Year is right around the corner, millions of people across the United States are making plans and resolutions to become healthier through traditional (though effective) means of fitness and exercise. If you’ve had LAP-BAND surgery, your surgeon has most likely recommended that you begin a fitness regime to complement your new healthy diet and weight-loss goals.
The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery states that bariatric surgery has proven to be the most effective and lasting treatment for those who suffer from morbid obesity and related comorbidities. Through bariatric surgery, patients who are overweight can significantly lower their risk of related conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and even death.
Weight loss is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions, especially in the United States, where, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one-third of all adults are obese.