Maintaining a Healthy Weight

As people age, their body composition gradually shifts — the proportion of muscle decreases and the proportion of fat increases. This shift slows their metabolism, making it easier to gain weight. In addition, some people become less physically active as they get older, increasing the risk of weight gain.

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Arthritis Management: Protect Your Joints!

Nearly 27 million American suffer from osteoarthritis (OA), the most common form of arthritis. No longer considered just a consequence of aging, researchers now have several candidates when looking for a cause: musculoskeletal defects, genetic defects, obesity, or injury and overuse.

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Calories: Questions & Answers

Q: Are fat-free and low-fat foods low in calories?

A: Not always. Some fat-free and low-fat foods have extra sugars, which push the calorie amount right back up. The following list of foods and their reduced fat varieties will show you that just because a product is fat-free, it doesn’t mean that it is “calorie-free.”

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Throwing Your Weight Around: Adult BMI Calculator

If you’ve noticed that your clothes are feeling a bit more snug, or if you’ve been told by a health care professional that you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol, weight gain may be a contributing factor. The first step is to determine whether or not your current weight is healthy. This is generally accomplished by evaluating your Body Mass Index, or BMI.

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Is Stress An Occasional Visitor Or A Constant Companion?

Stress is a natural part of daily living. And whether you’re dealing with a daily stressor, chronic stress, or a major life challenge like illness or divorce, stress can take a significant toll on you both physically and emotionally.

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Lose Weight, Gain Health!

If you’ve been diligent about weight loss, it’s a gratifying feeling to get on the scale and see the loss of a few pounds. And it’s even more rewarding if you’ve been able to lose weight quickly. But evidence shows that people who lose weight gradually and steadily (about 1 to 2 pounds per week) are more successful at keeping weight off. Healthy weight loss isn’t just about a “diet” or “program”. It’s about an ongoing lifestyle that includes long-term changes in daily eating and exercise habits.

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