Weight Loss Lifestyle

  • Breaking Bad Habits after Weight Loss Surgery

    Breaking Bad Habits after Weight Loss Surgery

    Everyone develops bad habits at some point. The key is figuring out how to break them and replace them with better habits. These bad and involuntary habits can cause all sorts of problems for you and may end up sabotaging your chances of reaching your weight loss goals after bariatric surgery. It's important, then, to figure out how best to address and replace your bad habits.

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  • Bariatric Surgery and Heart Health

    Bariatric Surgery and Heart Health

    Of all the health benefits that come with weight loss surgeries, improving your heart health has the most significant impact on your general well-being. Countless medical studies have revealed that heart attack, stroke, and death can be reduced by as much as 50% for patients who undergo bariatric surgery. Obesity puts you at risk for many potentially fatal diseases and conditions. By undergoing bariatric surgery, you are making a proactive choice to prevent these conditions and improve your overall health.

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  • After Lap Band surgery, take a Camping Trip!

    After Lap Band surgery, take a Camping Trip!

    Vacationing is easier said than done after getting a Lap Band. Salt Lake City might grow dull, and the lure of a foreign country might sound tempting, but sticking to your Lap Band diet while abroad will be even tougher than it is for you at home. Instead of taking a traditional vacation, give an active get-away a try. Camping is a great way to spend time outdoors with your friends and family as you are able to relax and get in some great exercise.

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  • Making Space for Weight Loss

    Making Space for Weight Loss

    There is an old saying that your home is an extension of you. If this is true, then your home is likely in need of some changes once you have weight loss surgery. Living in Utah doesn't come without its stressors, but your home can be your own sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the world around you. To make this happen, you need to eliminate the clutter.

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  • Creating a Lifestyle for Wellness

    Creating a Lifestyle for Wellness

    Your lifestyle is made up of the behaviors, habits and choices that you make daily. It includes the actions you take without thinking, the way you perceive your problems and the people you engage with. Your lifestyle is partially shaped by your personal and family history, partially by cultural elements and partially by the environment you live in

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  • The Big Picture : Weight Loss Surgery and Making Healthy Choices

    The Big Picture : Weight Loss Surgery and Making Healthy Choices

    Having a support system in place will help you as you embrace a healthier lifestyle. From the staff at your weight loss surgery center to your circle of family and friends, you can find encouraging influences to bolster your confidence if you have a hard day. Maintaining weight loss long term requires a total commitment to making healthy choices on all levels including mentally, emotionally and physically.

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  • When Obesity is a Pain in the Joint

    When Obesity is a Pain in the Joint

    Arthritis is a disease marked by inflammation and stiffness in the joints, the part of our musculoskeletal system that facilitates movement. It develops in the hips, knees, elbows and fingers. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, a result of wear and tear on the cartilage that is supposed to protect the joints and bones underneath it.

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  • Weight Loss for the Long Haul

    Weight Loss for the Long Haul

    When you make the decision to get weight loss surgery, you are not looking at a temporary diet solution to help you lose a few quick pounds. Weight loss surgery is a life-changing event's one that can deliver a collection of benefits to your physical and mental health, your social life and even your career.

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  • Defining Success One Failure at a Time

    Defining Success One Failure at a Time

    Many people who turn to bariatric procedures like gastric band, gastric bypass and the sleeve gastrectomy operations in Salt Lake City have had experience with weight loss failure. Fad diets, exercise programs and over-the-counter miracle pills were all tried in their turn and to no avail. Sometimes the programs worked for a few pounds, but they never stayed off. As soon as you were back to your normal routine the weight came back as well, sometimes with a bit extra to show for it.

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  • Dance for Weight Loss Inspiration

    Dance for Weight Loss Inspiration

    Whether you had gastric band, gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy surgery in Salt Lake City, one thing is for certain: you are probably trying to figure out ways to increase your physical activity without heading to the dreaded treadmill. There are plenty of ways to get your heart rate up, your feet moving and your body sweating without giving into mundane exercises—take dancing, for example.

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