Childhood obesity is a growing epidemic that does not discriminate. It affects infants, toddlers, kids and teens; it grabs hold of children from all races, backgrounds and households. In fact, it is making its way into more households than ever before, with childhood obesity being reported to have more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years.
The choice to eat less meat and/or dairy products or remove them altogether is a very personal one. People are motivated by ethics, the environment, health reasons, or a combination of the three. And according to the US Department of Agriculture “Plant-based diets can meet all the recommendations for nutrients. The key is to consume a variety of foods and the right amount of foods to meet your calorie needs.”
Summer is the perfect time to eat more fruits and vegetables. Produce is at its peak of flavor and typically goes on sale this time of year. Dr. Chappell takes us on a tour around the Station Park Harmons in Farmington to talk about the healthiest produce choices and how to pick them.
Move over burgers, there are plenty of other foods that love the grill, too. Barbecue season is well underway and if you’re itching for something a little different this weekend, try a few of these unexpected foods that can take the heat.
You’re exercising and you’re eating right, so why aren’t you losing weight? According to Dr. Jim Bledsoe of Ogden Clinic, it may be because you’re not getting the right kind of exercise.
Amid the fad diets and infomercial exercise equipment, it’s often difficult to know what’s actually healthy. But with the help of Dr. Christopher Davis of Ogden Clinic, you can learn the basics of regular exercise and healthy eating.
There are a couple hundred reasons to up your vegetable intake, but nobody needs to tell you that. We all understand that vegetables are undoubtedly “good for us.” But despite their amazing health benefits, many of us struggle to hit the recommended amount each day. The very nutrients that plague veggies with a “boring” or “bitter” flavor are what make them so healthy!
Rising temps and blooming scenery welcome runners back to the pavement this time of year. At a glance, running seems like a pretty simple sport: just lace up and take off. But if you’ve ever been to a running store, you know there are more options, styles, and brands than ever before. Running shoes have unique features to improve upon the mechanisms of running—but how do you know which features are right for your feet? Dr. Jason Bruse, Ogden Clinic Podiatrist, has some advice about finding your perfect pair.
The holiday food coma is over and many of us are well into a routine of healthier habits. The New Year serves as a catalyst for lifestyle changes including two very popular resolutions: shedding weight and eating sensibly. But with any change comes challenge.
Here are 10 must-know facts about obesity and medical weight loss that can turn your weight loss resolution into a reality.