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News article: Sleep Apnea Widely Undiagnosed Among Obese Type 2 Diabetics

06/01/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

This just came across my e-mail from the Obesity Action Coalition's June e-newsletter. I thought it was a pretty interesting article to share. Sleep apnea has long been known to be associated with obesity. But a new study published in the June issue of Diabetes Care finds that the disorder is widely undiagnosed among obese individuals with type 2 diabetes - nearly 87 percent of participants reported symptoms, but were never diagnosed. For those with untreated sleep apnea, it doesn't just…

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Recipe: Lisa’s Tomato Sauce

06/01/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I know as the summer comes on full force it is hard to get new and fun recipes that the whole family will enjoy. I try to prepare a few easy meals that my husband can pop in the oven and we all can enjoy without having to eat dinner at 10 p.m. Preparation is the key; as I have said before, always have a few standbys. Pasta sauce is one of those, if you make it ahead and freeze, pulling it out and adding some protein just takes a second. Here is the pasta sauce I keep on hand and an exaple of one…

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It Doesn’t Take Much, Part II

06/01/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

One easy way to measure the intensity of your workout sessions is by your Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) like in the picture below. (Picture) This scale shows how hard you perceive to be working during an exercise session. A good range to hit if you are looking to keep your workouts moderately intense is the 5-6 range on the scale. This incorporates feelings like: 1. Breathing rate is up 2. Heart rate is up 3. Breaking a light sweat 4. Muscles are challenged If you feel these things or compare…

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It Doesn’t Take Much, Part 1

05/29/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Do you ever feel guilty that you just don’t feel like pushing yourself extremely hard during workout sessions? I’ve heard this from patients before, and I want to make sure to help more people understand that exercise doesn’t have to be extremely intense to produce results. There are plenty of benefits that come from all kinds of intensities of exercises, but if you don’t enjoy high intensity activities…you don’t have to do them! Especially if you are a beginner…

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What to Expect During the Process

05/29/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

From their very first visit at Clarian Bariatrics, all patients receive extensive education about the incidence of obesity, the presumed causes of the epidemic rise in obesity, the medical, psychological, social and economic consequences of obesity, and the keys to maintained successful weight loss. These educational sessions are conducted by physicians, nurses, nutritionists, psychologists and other experts. The sessions are also attended by former patients who provide a personal perspective of…

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Cooking Class is Here!

05/28/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Want to know more about how to be successful before AND after weight loss surgery? Come to Clarian Bariatric’s Cooking Class! Learn about disease-fighting power-packed foods, and how to make them taste delicious. Come have a blast of an evening with us! Just sign up….IT’S FREE! Where: Clarian Bariatrics When: Thursday, June 25 at 6 p.m. Why: To learn healthy cooking habits for you and your family How: Just sign-up! Send an e-mail to Annessa at: achumble@clariannorth.com or call…

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News article: Pedometers may be key to preventing obesity

05/28/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Have you ever walked around with a pedometer before? I can be super competitive and I know that when I wear a pedometer I am more likely to get up and move around while I'm in the office instead of remaining sedentary all day. This article just proves that this little tool (which is relatively inexpensive) can be a great way to help remain more active throughout the work day. What do you think? Do you have a pedometer you use regularly? Are you more willing to buy one now? They don't have…

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May Support Group Recap, Part II

05/27/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Practice positive self talk every day. Repeat the following affirmations everyday to promote long-term changes. I deserve to be happy and successful I have the power to change myself I can make my own choices and decisions I am free to choose to live as I wish and to give priority to my desires I can choose happiness whenever I wish no matter what my circumstances I am flexible and open to change in every aspect of my life It is enough to have done my best I deserve to be loved I will take responsibility…

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In the Race for Health…There is No Finish Line

05/27/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

As we build our support and teams to help us keep healthy and we set off on the race to better health, it is important to remember that there is no finish line. In order to stay healthy and mobile throughout life, it takes life-long effort. There is no finish line, because living a healthy lifestyle requires a transformation in daily habits, choices, and activities that promote good health. During this journey, it is important to practice these everyday and learn that these practices will be necessary…

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