With February being American Heart Month, we can raise awareness about heart disease and how we can prevent it – both at home and in the community. Heart disease is currently the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, and while some conditions and defects are hereditary, there are quite a few conditions that can be prevented and even treated with the aid of healthy lifestyle choices. Here are some examples of how we can make more heart-healthy choices.
How many of you know someone who will go on a diet because they are getting married, planning a tropical vacation where they’ll have to dawn the dreaded swimsuit, or the common “it’s almost summertime” diet? Perhaps you know someone who does this, or maybe this IS you! While it may seem harmless to diet when we feel like losing a few pounds, what we may not know are the negative effects of weight cycling.
One of KORR’s customers, XFitLab, has utilized VO2 Max testing to become one of the integral parts of the “biomarker boom.” This term encompasses the concept that measurements go way beyond weight on the scale, and is driving workout programming in interesting, innovative ways. These biomarker tracking points include learning one’s percentage of body fat, skeletal muscle mass, V02 Max, basal metabolic rate, and anaerobic threshold. See how VO2 Max has made its mark by being one of the key points to modern day fitness programming.
We know that sleep is important, but it seems that the further we get into adulthood, the less sleep we get! Whether it’s stress from work, family demands, an overbooked schedule (or all the above), other things seem to take priority over a good night’s rest. What we may not realize is the affect that our bad sleep habits are having on our metabolism.
KORR had the opportunity to attend this year’s Obesity Medicine Conference in Chicago, IL. While at the conference, we asked Obesity Medicine Physicians what they thought about Metabolic Testing. This is what they had to say.
When it comes to making positive lifestyle changes, what we eat can be one of the most difficult habits to change-and stick with. A lot of approaches these days involve an overhaul of current habits, and can easily overwhelm you with feeling like you don’t know where to start. Here are 5 of our favorite small choices that can allow you to start feeling the benefits of healthy foods, while still being easily implementable.
This dip from dailyburn.com is the perfect way to add a little extra “umph” to your daily vegetables. Bursting with flavor, this Hummus will give you the perfect protein compliment to help you eat more vegetables and make you feel more full as you battle that afternoon hunger hour!
Led by Dr Anjana Chhabra, a Board Certified Internist, a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine, the Institute for Weight Management is devoted to helping people lose weight safely. It is structured on a comprehensive program that incorporates medical supervision and […]