bariatric & medical weight loss Articles

News article: Using human nature instead of junk food taxes to fight obesity

08/27/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

An interesting article on the social sicence aspects of obesity from the Los Angeles Times. A few paragraphs are below and you can find the full text by clicking the link above. A 2007 study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture offers some intriguing ideas. It looked for lessons from the field of behavioral economics, which seeks to explain how psychological and emotional factors can influence economic decisions, such as what kinds of food to buy. For instance, it is well known that people have…

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Gastric Band Support Group Recap - August

08/26/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The Clarian Bariatrics' support group meeting for gastric band patients was held on Tuesday, August 18. Did you know that Clarian Bariatrics offers monthly support group for gastric lap band weight loss surgery patients on the third Tuesday of each month from 6 p.m. to 7p.m.? Please consider joining us at the next session. The topic this month was "Why We Overeat?" A few of the reasons we overeat are steeped misinformation and myth, but there are many with theories with scientific data to back…

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Clarian Bariatrics in the news!

08/25/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I just wanted to share with you all some recent news articles featuring Clarian Bariatrics patients and staff members. Check out this great profile of Carla Belle, one of our recent success stories. The Indianapolis Star will be tracking her progress and fitness routine with Erin Light. Bypass surgery and work are getting her back in shape | IndyStar.com | The Indianapolis Star Source: www.indystar.com Click the link below to checkout the first exercise article, where Erin and Carla demonstrate some…

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Come walk with us!

08/25/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Clarian Bariatrics has kicked off our "Walk the Talk" charity events with the First Lady Cheri Daniels! The Heartland Walk for Health was held August 15 at the Indiana State Fair and it was our team’s first charity walk together. Mrs. Daniels joined us for a group picture before leading the group in a two mile walk around the fairgrounds. The event was a huge success! We’d like to give a big thanks to all the patients who joined the team and walked with us. You all truly showed us how…

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Walk - A Lot!

08/22/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The weather has been great for refreshing and energizing walks! If walking has been one of your favorite activities or if you are just getting started, this entry will provide you with some resources to keep you moving forward. Wondering how well your walks are fitting into your daily physical activity? I always suggest using a pedometer to see how far you are walking every time. You can convert your pedometer steps to miles by using this simple calculator in the link below. This will give you a…

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Proper Fruit and Veggie Storage

08/22/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I don’t know about at your house, but at mine I have issues with knowing what to store and where to store it when I buy my fresh fruits and vegetables. Do I refrigerate or not? Do I put them in a plastic bag or leave them in the open? Should they be exposed to light or kept in the dark? Some things I remember from being a kid growing up in the country (i.e. potatoes and onions kept in a cool dark place), but others I've just simply forgotten. I was thrilled to find an article from Aliza…

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Have you been to our Facebook page?

08/21/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

If not, then you are missing out on a wealth of information! Our Facebook page includes photos, event postings and general announcements that are great for current and former patients as well as family and friends who want to show support for their loved ones who have undergone surgery. Our fan page is updated almost daily and it is a great way to stay connected to your friends at Clarian Bariatrics. Add us by clicking the link below! 

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News article: Obesity Costs U.S. Health System $147 Billion

08/20/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Mind-blowing statistics in this article from the Obesity Action Coalition newsletter. Teaser below, with full text by following the link. Obesity-related diseases account for nearly 10 percent of all medical spending in the United States or an estimated $147 billion a year, U.S. researchers said Monday. They said obese people spend 40 percent more -- or $1,429 more per year -- in healthcare costs than people of normal weight. "It is critical that we take effective steps to contain and reduce the…

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Workout Music Mix: Country Fun!

08/20/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Below is my final batch of music recommendations and these are for the country music fans! "9 to 5" Est. BPM: 105 performed by Dolly Parton "Achy Breaky Heart (Don't Tell My Heart)" Est. BPM: 122 by Billy Ray Cyrus "Any Man Of Mine" BPM: 78 performed by Shania Twain "Baby Likes To Rock It" Est. BPM: 160 by The Tractors "Boot Scootin' Boogie" Est. BPM: 134  by Brooks & Dunn "Born To Boogie" Est. BPM: 180 by Hank Williams Jr. "Bubba Shot The Jukebox" Est. BPM: 87 by…

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