Research: Not All Obesity Is The Same

Nearly 2,500 bariatric surgery patients in a recent study were examined for various psychological and biological variables. The results found at least 4 different subtypes of obesity among the study’s participants. Why is this important? Because the standard obesity prescription of “eat less, exercise more” may not be the best solution for everyone. Each subtype could benefit more from different, specialized treatment plans based on their subtype. Follow this link for a brief discussion of the research.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323777.php

Let’s Get Physical

The current recommended physical activity guidelines for adults include at least 150 minutes per week of moderate to vigorous cardiorespiratory activity (brisk walkiing) and at least 2 days per week of resistance (weight-bearing) exercise. Accomplishing these goals, we can significantly reduce our susceptibility to insuline resistance, a contributing factor of metabolic syndrome. But even some cardio and weight training proves to be better than none at all. Read this short article for details.

http://www.cooperinstitute.org/2018/05/10/can-just-a-little-bit-of-resistance-training-help-to-prevent-metabolic-syndrome

Cancer Risks: Overfat Is A Culprit

Being overweight is an accepted suspect for numerous metabolic syndromes, such as heart disease, hypertension, osteoarthritis, and diabetes. Less known is the impact of obesity as a cancer causing agent. Read this short article for more information.

https://www.nutritionaction.com/daily/diet-and-weight-loss/extra-pounds-means-extra-cancer-risk/

Just Move: Exercise is Medicine

Staying active and healthy does not require a great deal of exertion. Also, it is cumulative. Meaning, we can achieve the necessary benefits in a little as 10-minute chunks of moderate to vigorous activity throughout the day. Heart healthy physical activity is important to our well-being.

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http://1.usa.gov/29icFtR