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What does my weight have to do with COVID?

Covid and your health

The pandemic has and is turning our lives upside down. I miss gathering with friends and family and mostly miss college football and tailgating. It also has made my practice of selfcare more of a priority. I don’t exactly have the healthiest of genes. Most of my family members are overweight, obese, and or have metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol. Being obese, having metabolic syndrome and or diabetes increases your chances of having severe complications from COVID.

5 tips for a better breakfast

Your mother always said “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” and she wasn’t entirely wrong. Breakfast can provide import fuel to start your day, prevent you from being overly hungry later, and even help to reduce cravings for unhealthy foods. However, what continue

It Takes a Team to Manage Obesity

Each year, many men and women resolve to lose weight and get in shape. Some people fight their weight on a daily basis. What makes losing and keeping weight off so difficult?  To answer the question, you need to understand the causes of weight gain continue

What is Medical Weight Management?

Medical weight management can mean many different things.  For some, it’s a last effort to lose weight without surgery.  For some, it’s a little extra support on their journey.  For others, it means managing other health conditions that are causing or worsened by increased weight.  continue

Fitness trackers: the good, the bad and the ugly

A quick search on Amazon.com for “fitness trackers” will give you over 53,000 results. The options are endless, ranging from $15 to $300 dollars. But is it worth the money? Will you become more fit by using a tracker? How can a tracker help you continue

What’s the real deal with carbohydrates?

Carbohydrates often have a bad reputation when it comes to weight loss and healthy eating, and it’s no wonder many people are confused about where to start.  The popularity of programs such as the Atkin’s Diet has led many to shun carbohydrates. The reason being continue

4 steps to a better self-image

What does it mean to be “fat”?  Yes, I used the “f” word (there are two “f” words I don’t like in my office – fat and fail, but that’s a whole other blog).  I don’t think “fat” has much to do with what you continue

Billings Clinic hosts expert panel discussion “Finding a Healthy Weight: Tools for Success”

Billings Clinic invites the public to a free lunch and interactive dialogue about “Finding a Healthy Weight: Tools for Success” on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from noon- 1 p.m. at the Mary Alice Fortin Health Conference Center. During the event, an expert panel will talk about the continue

When diet and exercise aren’t enough

Losing weight is different for everyone. Many factors go into it including how much weight you want to lose, your genetics, build, medical history, and so on.  Like so many other things, what works for one person might not be a strong enough tool for continue