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How can I reduce my genetic weight?

To date, more than 400 distinct genes have been linked to the causes of overweight or obesity, although only a handful appear to be significant factors. Genes influence the causes of obesity in many ways, by affecting appetite, satiety, metabolism, food cravings, body-fat distribution, and the tendency to use eating as a way to cope with stress. The …

January 22, 20220 comments
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Can a thyroid problem keep you from losing weight?

Obesity is a common problem in Canada and throughout the world. Hypothyroidism is also common, affecting up to 4% of adults in Canada. The thyroid gland does play a role in weight regulation, and you may gain weight if it is not functioning correctly. Body composition and thyroid hormones appear to be closely related. Thyroid hormones regulate basal …

January 14, 20220 comments
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Your Family’s Weight: What’s at Stake

How does weight impact your family dynamic? The answers to this question go far beyond the number on the scale, as research has shown us. Your sex life: Interestingly, science suggests that weight can have a measurable effect on the quality of the marital relationship. In a study in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, Duke University researchers …

December 31, 20210 comments
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Why Sleep Is the Essential Factor for Weight Loss?

Obesity is a main public health problem. Over the past several decades, obesity rates have risen to the degree that one billion adults are currently overweight, and one-third of US adults meet the criteria for obesity. More recently, there has been heightened interest in the role of sleep in weight control and obesity. Sleep is a restorative proces …

December 17, 20211 Comment
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How to Boost Your ‘Good’ Cholesterol?

New research questions the benefit of drugs to raise HDL, but lifestyle steps to boost good cholesterol are still recommended. There are two main types of cholesterol: high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL). Lipoproteins are made of fat and proteins. Cholesterol moves through your body while inside lipoproteins. HDL is known …

October 27, 20210 comments
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Weight loss beginning with what you drink

Human studies suggest a similar effect as an increase in water intake has been associated with a decrease in body weight in obese, overweight, and normal children, and adults. 1. Drink plenty of water. It is recommended that you drink eight glasses per day, but that may take you some time to work up to. Your body needs a whole lot of water. Water doe …

September 29, 20210 comments
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Which diet is best for long-term weight loss?

Before choosing a weight loss approach, it’s important to do some self-evaluation by asking yourself some questions. What Can You Live With in the Long Term? There are many diet plans on the market today that help you lose weight. The key is finding one that doesn’t cause you stress or agony. Ask yourself questions such as: Would the diet guidelines …

April 22, 20210 comments
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Lose weight by changing how you cooking and shopping

Instead of frying in oil or fat, try baking those items instead. Baking does not require all the fat and oil that frying requires and your food is not soaking in those substances while it cooks. Use non-stick frying pan spray so you don’t use oil. Also, pans that are non-stick don’t require as much, if any oil. Boil vegetables instead of …

January 25, 20211 Comment
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