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Back pain can discourage us from staying active, but physical activity is an important part of avoiding pain because it helps us maintain flexibility, strength and endurance. Gentle exercises can help you strengthen your stomach, back and leg muscles to make them less vulnerable to injury and provide better support for your spine. [Read more]

Any time you’re making big changes in your life, it helps to have the support of those around you. Because long-term weight loss success will require changes in your eating habits and lifestyle, many people find that having the support of medical professionals, family members and friends can be a valuable asset as they try to lose weight. [Read more]

Regular weigh-ins are important components of any medical weight loss program, but they don’t always tell the whole story. Losing weight will mean many positive changes in your health and lifestyle, and these are qualities that no scale can measure. During your program, paying attention to these changes can help you stay motivated and cognizant of all the good that weight loss is doing beyond your overall bodyweight. [Read more]

Because it gives you the tools and support you need to be successful, medical weight loss can help you achieve steady, dramatic weight loss. But even with the help of a weight loss program, you may find that your progress slows or pauses unexpectedly, and this may mean you’ve come to a weight loss plateau. [Read more]

Stress is something we all have to deal with, but it can also be closely tied to weight gain. Because stress leads to biological responses that increase our appetite and contribute to fat storage, learning how to respond proactively to stress can be a valuable step during your medical weight loss program. [Read more]

These days, many people feel that they simply don’t have the time or energy to cook. Feeling too busy or tired to make dinner after work each evening, we may instead turn to fast food, TV dinners or delivery. However, these options should be off the table during medical weight loss, and you don’t need them—with a few simple strategies, you can prepare your own healthy meals efficiently and easily. [Read more]

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