Foods For Your Heart: Simple Diet Changes You Can Make

A healthy diet and lifestyle are the best way to prevent a variety of diseases, including heart disease. It may seem daunting to change your diet, but starting with small steps and building on your success can lead to improved health and lasting lifestyle changes. Here are tips to improve your diet and help your … Continued

Why Does My Body Get Stuck At a Certain Weight?

In this video, Amanda Davenport, PA, discusses why our body can get stuck at a certain weight. As Davenport explains, our basal metabolic rate is the number of calories our body needs to complete our activities of daily living. As we start to lose weight, that number decreases. Yet, as we lose weight, our body often … Continued

How to Adopt a Workout Routine and Stick With It

Making the decision to start exercising is the first step to a healthier life and a healthier you. Yet, starting can be quite confusing sometimes. Where should you begin? What should (and shouldn’t) you do? How can you stay consistent? Enlisting the help of a certified personal trainer can help answer these questions. If hiring … Continued

What Should I Eat if I Have Diabetes?

If you have diabetes, what you eat can greatly impact your overall health and how you feel. Fortunately, managing your nutrition doesn’t have to be complicated. It can be done by making simple, sustainable changes to your diet. Moderation is the key for successful nutrition management. A few additional guidelines are to keep it simple; … Continued

Helping Kids Achieve a Healthy Weight

If your child is overweight, you might think he or she will eventually grow into those extra pounds. But this isn’t always the case. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity affects one in five kids and teens. There are a number of factors that contribute to this issue: increased screen time, … Continued

Jennifer’s Story

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you know just how challenging it can be to stick with it over time. For Jennifer Bodoh, it was a frustrating cycle – lose a few pounds and gain them back. Then repeat. “You might be doing really well, but then you have a bad day and that’s … Continued

Tracy’s Story

For Plainfield resident Tracy Campbell, being obese meant having a lower quality life. Pain while standing and walking, being constantly out of breath, having to say no to playing with her son and using a seatbelt extender were sad facts of life. “I was unhappy and disappointed with myself for being this young and having … Continued

A Comprehensive Approach to Weight Loss

Obesity is a national epidemic. It’s not uncommon to see adults who weigh 300+ pounds. Over time, a large amount of excess weight strains the body leading to health issues, including heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, joint pain and certain forms of cancer. Fortunately, it’s possible to lose the weight and improve your overall health … Continued

GERD May Be to Blame for Frequent Heartburn

Up to 20 percent of American adults experience occasional heartburn. Many people chalk it up to eating a spicy or fatty meal. But if it starts occurring more frequently, it could be caused by something more serious, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD occurs when stomach acid frequently flows back into your esophagus, eventually … Continued

Take Control of Back Pain

Almost everyone – nearly 80 percent of the American population – is affected by back pain at some point. Its impact on your overall wellbeing is huge – it can affect everything from simple self-care, to your job, to how you interact with your family and friends. When your back is compromised, so is your … Continued