Obesity & COVID-19: A Dangerous Combination

Posted on June 24, 2020 by Leave a comment

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thumbnail_COVID-19-BLOG-1While the country continues to navigate the uncertainty of operating during the COVID-19 pandemic, recent evidence points to a distressing yet sadly unsurprising fact.??Obesity, and especially morbid obesity, is linked to higher mortality and severe symptoms due to COVID-19 when compared to healthy weight patients.

While the data is still coming in and studies have not yet been peer-reviewed, here is what researchers have learned about the deadly link between obesity and COVID-19. The following findings were published in Medical News Today on May 6, 2020:

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ADAPTING YOUR CMWL PROGRAM FOR REMOTE CARE

Posted on April 20, 2020 by Leave a comment

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blog_staystrongAs the US continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, it???s clear that we all need to find ways to adapt to a new daily routine that not only keeps us safe from infection but helps us achieve sustainable good health and happiness. One of the benefits of the CMWL program is the personalized care you receive from your provider and center staff. We understand that COVID-19 CDC guidelines and government stay-in-place orders place stress on these relationships and ultimately your ability to stay on track towards your medical weight loss goals.

In the spirit of adaptation, we wanted to make you aware of some options you have access to as part of your CMWL program that can keep your connection intact and keep you motivated to keep going.

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Managing Mental Health At Home

Posted on April 9, 2020 by Leave a comment

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Untitled design (1)Living through a global pandemic is certainly new to all of us and has placed intense new pressures on our physical health. Perhaps an unexpected outcome of our ???new normal??? is the toll it has taken on our mental health as well. Dealing with social isolation, changes in job structure, finances, daily routine, and even living situations have led to heightened levels of stress and anxiety. We are social creatures by nature, so the inability to console each other in person adds extra salt to the wound.

But maybe we can look at this time as an opportunity. The good news is that there is heightened recognition of the need for stronger mental health services and support. And good mental health has always been a key to healthy weight loss, too. It may be more important now than ever.

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Exercise: Staying Active while Socially Distancing

Posted on April 2, 2020 by Leave a comment

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Untitled design (2)If you’re currently stuck at home, you may be feeling discouraged about what this will mean for your weight loss goals, especially when it comes to exercise. You may have enjoyed working out at the gym or in a group exercise class as part of your routine.?? Plenty!

Exercise is vital for our mental and physical health, and is arguably more important than ever during periods of self-isolation. It???s critically important to keep moving your body. Here are some ideas for making the most of your activity at home…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): How to find calm and stability in your routine

Posted on March 20, 2020 by Leave a comment

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thumbnail_COVID-19-BLOG-1We are sure so many of you are feeling the stress??and anxiety created by the international pandemic of coronavirus (COVID-19). These are unprecedented times that call??for us to dig deep in a time of great uncertainty.??While??news about the pandemic and its impact on the world??appear to be changing rapidly, we know that the top priority is and always will be the underlying health of you and your family.????

This??includes??treating??chronic conditions, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and??a multitude of other diseases. In fact, mitigating the??elevated health risks posed by these conditions??right now??may??be??more critical than ever??before.??

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Fitness Trackers: Weight Loss Secret Weapons?

Posted on February 6, 2020 by Comment 1

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Wearable tech gadgets, especially fitness trackers, are the latest fashion trend. While there are no conclusive clinical studies vouching for their weight loss efficacy, fitness trackers, like Fitbit, Jawbone, and the Apple Watch, offer features that are in line with the key behaviors that contribute to weight loss. Could these wearable trackers be a secret weapon in helping you lose weight? Here are some features that might support that claim:

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