Weight Loss helps other Medical Issues

Did you know that 1 in 3 people are pre-diabetic because of the fact that they are already insulin resistant? Studies have shown that up to 90% of diabetes, 80% of cardiovascular disease and 60% of cancers can be prevented through losing weight and adopting new behaviors around food and exercise. Minimal lifestyle adjustments can have a significant impact on your long term health. Losing just 10% of your body weight will help reduce the risk of ...

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Weight Loss, Fitness and Nutrition at New Horizon

At New Horizon, our personal training staff works with each individual to help them adapt to exercise and physical activity that will provide two key benefits. Following a fitness assessment the training staff will first provide plans around aerobic activities which are so important for maintaining a healthy heart and cardio-vascular system. Secondly, they will work with you on adopting strength and conditioning routines that with help you increase your body strength and maintain healthy muscle mass. ...

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OPTIFAST, An Option at New Horizon in Norwood MA

New Horizon Weight Loss of Norwood MA is one of only a few locations throughout the State of Massachusetts that offers the time tested, medically supervised OPTIFAST meal replacement program. OPTIFAST is not just another diet plan. It is a comprehensive weight management program that combines important resources to help lose weight and keep it off. Comprehensive lifestyle education, expert counseling and ongoing personalized support are provided at every weekly visit.
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A Calorie Killer, Do You Remember Jumping Rope?

For all our weight loss seeking readers out there, here is the challenge of the day:

Can you imagine grabbing a jump rope for you and your child and going out to the drive way or garage and trying to jump rope with them for 10 minutes? Such simple fun, but yet a bonding experience that will be remembered for a life time. Imagine doing it with them for a few weeks, months or a year? What will ...

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Cholesterol Awareness

Cholesterol is a type of fat that is found in your blood. It is required for normal functioning but high levels can also be dangerous leading to heart attack or stroke.

High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) or “good cholesterol” helps clear bad cholesterol from your blood so it does not clog your blood vessels leading to complications.

Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) or “bad cholesterol” can build up in your blood vessels causing restriction of blood flow and increasing the chance of a heart attack.

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Understanding your blood pressure

Our blood pressure is simply the force of blood against the walls of the arteries in our bodies. Our blood pressure can rise and fall throughout the day based on the activity level. This is normal. However, when blood pressure stays elevated over time, this defines high blood pressure or “hypertension” which becomes a health concern. The reason why it is dangerous to our health is that it makes the heart work consistently harder contributing to atherosclerosis, or hardening of ...

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Article from ConsumerAffairs.com on Cost of Weight Problems in Workforce

Obesity A More Costly Workplace Health Issue Than Smoking
Workers’ weight problems cost companies billions
03/10/2008 | ConsumerAffairs.com | News

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Obesity not only takes its toll on health, it also has an impact on a company’s bottom line. A new report by The Conference Board, a business research group, finds that obese employees cost U.S. private employers an estimated $45 billion annually in medical expenditures and work loss.

The report examines the financial and ethical questions surrounding whether, and how, ...

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