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Whenever you feel like your joints are getting a bit reluctant, or you can’t cope with sudden physical activity and are generally very tired every day, you might want to check with your doctor whether you’re obese.

What is Obesity?

CDC defines obesity as “Weight that is higher than what is considered healthy for a given height.” In other words, your body has more fat than what is taken to be ideal. A common determinant for obesity is your BMI (Body Mass Index); if your BMI index is 30 and above you are regarded as obese.

In the U.S. more than one in three persons are obese. The CDC puts the obesity prevalence rate at 42.4% and terms it a “common, serious, and costly disease.” However, your BMI index is just probationary. A doctor still needs to carry out more tests to indeed settle that you are obese.

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How to Get Rid of Obesity Effectively

 

What to Do for Weight Loss?

While it might seem like a death knell, obesity is manageable. Whether you’re actually obese, know someone with the condition, or your warning lights are already beeping, here are some easy workout solutions to beat it.

1. Walking

Your obesity-free journey could all begin with a walk around the block. The fact is, it’s the most popular form of exercise because it costs you literally nothing other than your time. A study in the Journal of Exercise Nutrition and Biochemistry found that women participants lost 1.5% fat and cut 1.1 inches around their waists after 50-70 minute walks three days a week for 12 weeks.

In addition to regular walking, here’s what you can do to increase how much fat you burn:

  • Increasing your pace
  • Walking uphill
  • Maintaining correct form and posture
  • Interval power walking

 

2. Swimming

How about you put the fun in your workouts by regularly going swimming? Water has a way of making our bodies seem lighter which means you can burn excess fat without feeling so worn out and stretched. While in the water, you have 80-90 percent less weight pulling at your joints.

Swimming tips

  • Learn proper techniques, positions, and breathing skills
  • Start slowly by taking rests between laps
  • Use provided pool equipment
  • Do it with a friend

 

3. Throw in weights with the cardio exercises

Prolonged cardio exercises do help you shed some fat but they also make your muscles lean. If you’re in it for the long haul, you also need to lift a few weights for the sake of your muscles. The good news is that both exercises can be customized to your body needs according to your progress. And you get some motivation from lifting weights too. Seek help from experts to perform it effectively!

Weight lifting tips

  • Intensity-the The key is to work hard. Mostly 30 minutes of lifting is okay
  • Don’t always lift the same weights. More weights mean you burn more calories.
  • Train more than one of your body parts
  • Always aim to go past your comfort zone

Get assistance from professionals to lose weight effectively!

 

Health problems caused by obesity
Health Problems Linked to Obesity

 

4. Cycling

People have crossed countries on bicycles. Cycling may be a sport, a career to some, but it’s also a form of exercise. Moreover, even a stationary bike is good enough if you’re the kind that doesn’t like to be seen out cycling. But it’s better if you cycle with a friend; you won’t tell how time will fly. However, seek out one who’s at your level of fitness so you don’t have to burn out.

Cycling tips

  • A longer ride on flat terrain is better than draining yourself over hills especially for a beginner
  • Use a recumbent bike before you graduate to a standard one
  • To avoid over-heating, wear bigger clothes and airy helmets
  • Lastly, you can cycle in a group for fun and better support

 

5. Squatting

Have you noticed how popular squats are with professional sportspeople? It’s because they actually get the job done. Squats are good for your lower body. If you feel a bit heavy in that area, they’re the best exercise to keep overweight issues at bay.

Squat tips

  • Reach the right depth
  • Use the right positions, breathing techniques, and speed
  • Engage your core
  • Have firm heels

 

Take That Step

Everyone at some point stresses over their weight, but there are those that actually need to do something about it. Obesity is a disease that requires you to change the way you live because sadly, it has no known clinical cure. It’s also a major risk factor for chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension.

However, you don’t have to kill yourself to lose those 100 pounds or anything. There are professionals that can help you cope with all that comes with being obese. EZCare Clinic doctors understand that a weight loss plan is not the easiest thing and that you do have some limitations. That’s why they’re there to help you out all the way. Reach out today and remember who you’re doing it for.

Book an appointment with Ezcare Clinic today to shake the excess weight off!

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Our bodies are different. Some people always seem to stay lean, no matter how much they eat. Other people just cannot shed those extra pounds, no matter how hard they try.

Weight gain has recently become a prevalent problem across the U.S. It is a real threat to overweight people’s health as it has been linked to a variety of diseases such as diabetes. Many weight loss programs have popped up as a result. Some do work, but it is not a one-size-fits-all solution scenario.

Weight Loss Programs You Need to Avoid
Weight Loss Programs You Need to Avoid

So, how do you pick the ideal weight loss program that will work for you? Success is largely dependent on the following factors:

  • Your Overall Health

Weight loss programs have varying approaches. Some rely on diet and exercise, while others use steroids and medications. Some of these approaches have adverse side-effects that can negatively impact your health. As such, first, take a look at your overall state of health.

Be especially cautious if you have underlying conditions or illnesses – for example, onset diabetes is common among many overweight people seeking to lose weight. Approach your doctor with details about your desired weight loss program so he/she can assess potential threats to your health.

  • Your Body Type

Your body may be naturally inclined to tucking in more fats and calories, depending on its type. There are three body types: Ectomorphs, Mesomorphs, and Endomorphs.

Ectomorphs and Mesomorphs are in the clear because they are naturally lean and can lose weight easily through exercise and proper nutrition, among other techniques. Endomorphs have to put in a bit more work because of their natural inclination to gain weight.

Endomorphs are advised to eat a balanced diet with lots of lean proteins, fruits, and vegetables. They should also focus on cardio workouts and exercise regularly to help speed up their metabolism.

  • The Program’s Goals and Promises

Some weight loss programs are bizarre and over-hyped. They prey on the will and frustration of overweight people. Their most popular tactic is promising quick and huge results, such as losing as much as 20 pounds in one week!

Such promises and goals are not realistic, and if they worked, the changes would take a heavy toll on your health. Be realistic about what you want so you don’t fall prey to such programs.

Depending on some of the factors discussed here, you can easily find out how long it will take you to lose weight. Consult a professional trainer, nutritionist, and other professionals in the weight loss industry to get an accurate analysis of how your desired weight loss program will work.

  • Dietary Changes

Diet is a core component of every weight loss program. Food is the primary reason why people gain weight in the first place, and unhealthy eating is to blame for the soaring cases of obesity.

Your program will likely suggest radical changes to your usual diet. They will recommend whole natural foods with nutrients that will help you burn fats and calories. These changes will be challenging to get used to at first, so consult a nutritionist.

Ironically, some of the natural foods recommended by some weight loss programs are not always healthy. Take into consideration factors such as allergies and underlying health conditions if the dietary changes include foods that you have never eaten before.

Key Questions to Ask Your Healthcare Professional
Key Questions to Ask Your Healthcare Professional
  • Exercise & Fitness Programs

Many weight loss programs also recommend exercising. Some recommend complex aerobic exercises, while others strike a compromise between simple exercises, nutrition, and other weight loss techniques. Exercising is healthy, but you should approach new exercise routines and techniques with caution. Some exercises are complex and can have potentially adverse effects on people with underlying health conditions, such as heart disease.

It is recommended to approach a professional trainer with the weight loss program. The trainer will assess your body and look into how you will fare under the recommended exercises. He/she can also recommend exercises tailored just for you!

  • Rigidity

The frustration that overweight people experience when trying to lose weight makes them impatient. They eventually agree to anything, as long as it can make them leaner. In many cases, they commit themselves to grueling, rigid weight loss programs that end up disrupting their everyday routines.

It takes time to lose weight as you have to ‘ease’ into it. As such, go for a flexible weight loss program with a progressive approach that will give your body some time to get used to the changes.

If you’re looking for weight loss treatment in San Francisco then EZcareclinic is your best chance. Our experienced doctors draft a personalized plan for every patient around his/her specific goals to attain exceptional results. Your fitness is just one call away, book an appointment now!

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Effective Weight Loss Treatment Plan

When you are trying to lose weight, it seems like everywhere you look someone is advertising the latest, greatest fat reducing discovery. But how do we know which ones are effective? Which ones are safe? Taking any medication for weight loss can be tricky or even dangerous if we don’t educate ourselves about how they will work in the body. While many medications that were once prescription-only now have an over the counter (OTC) version, that doesn’t necessarily mean they are right for everyone. Even OTC brands can be dangerous if misused. To help protect yourself, you should always seek the advice of a physician before trying any diet or weight loss plan.

What are weight loss drugs?

What are weight loss drugs

Prescription weight loss pills (diet pills) are typically prescribed for individuals who need additional help to shed unwanted pounds. The medications approved by the FDA for obesity are intended for patients with a BMI of 30 or above or of 27 or above with a weight-related risk behavior such as diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Currently, half the US population is considered overweight with at least 30% of those individuals diagnosed as obese. With such a staggering number, there’s no wonder why diet pills are one of the fastest growing markets in America.

Although there are several different types of weight loss pills, two of the most commonly used are anorexiants and non-stimulants. Anorexiants have been around since the 1950s with the FDA approval of phentermine. Diet pills of this kind work by stimulating the hypothalamus gland and affecting certain neurotransmitters to decrease the appetite. This manipulation tricks the body into thinking it is not hungry, thereby reducing hunger pangs. Some of the most popular anorexiants include Belviq, Contrave, and Phentride as well as many others.

While anorexiants are often avoided due to the dangers associated with stimulants, other non-stimulant medications have come to the forefront of weight loss. Like stimulant weight loss medications, non-stimulant varieties can help individuals lose weight. Non-stimulant drugs inhibit the bodies ability to absorb fats from foods as we consume them. These medications will help patients thin down; however, without changes in the way we consume food or adhering to a routine exercise plan, any weight loss is often gained once taken off the medication. One of the most popular non-stimulant weight loss medications is Xenical.

How to keep the weight off

As any physician will tell you, the key to a healthy, slimmer body is lifestyle changes. While most will agree that it is hard to change our habits and begin exercising when we are burdened down with so much extra weight, it is a necessary part of any diet. Diet pills are not something that should be taken for long periods of time. In fact, most doctors will limit their use for no more than twelve weeks, depending on which medication has been prescribed.

Prescription diet pills are intended to jump-start weight loss. Long term use, especially stimulant varieties, can be habit forming if not used correctly. Addiction to these medications can cause other health conditions such as liver or heart disease and even death.

Where to seek treatment

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If you live in the San Francisco area and are overweight or obese and would like to seek professional help, contact EZCare Clinic today. Our experienced staff of doctors and therapists can help you design an effective weight-loss plan. Practitioners will complete a physical and determine if any additional healthcare concerns should be addressed before beginning a diet. If appropriate, a medication will be prescribed with your specific health and goals in mind. Therapists are also available that can work with patients to determine who may have a mental condition such as depression that exacerbates the unhealthy weight gain. At EZCare Clinic, we believe in treating the whole person, not just the disease.

Lastly, the clinic has an exercise program that patients can participate in that will help them continue losing weight and feel good about themselves once again. The caring and confidential staff are available to encourage and motivate our patients throughout every step of the process.

The clinic is open Monday through Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm to ensure that patients have access to our services when other practices are closed. Though we encourage appointments, walk-ins are always welcome. You can schedule an appointment online, or give us a call at (415) 966-0848.

Weight management is not just something we should look at in individuals who are overweight; it is a lifestyle that promotes good health and a positive self-image. Don’t let excess weight define who you are, take control today, and enjoy a healthier life.

 


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