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Weight stigma is a burden around the world — and has negative consequences everywhere

Lazy. Unmotivated. No self-discipline. No willpower. These are just a few of the widespread stereotypes ingrained in American society about people who have a higher body weight or larger body size. Known as weight stigma, these attitudes result in many Americans being blamed, teased, bullied, mistreated and discriminated against. There is nowhere to hide from…

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Diabetes, Weight Loss Drug Works Better With Exercise

By Amy Norton HealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, May 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The weight-loss drug Saxenda can keep extra pounds off — but combining it with exercise brings a bigger payoff, a new clinical trial finds.The study found that some longstanding advice is valid: Prescription weight-loss drugs work best when used along with — and not…

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The Best 15 Weight Benches for Your Home Gym

Collin_IvoGetty Images A weight bench is one of the most versatile pieces of gym equipment you can have. And one iconic move that gets its namesake from it is the classic bench press (including this bench press variation). “The classic barbell bench press has always been one of the gym’s glamour lifts, and it’s one…

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Weight loss programs don’t assist users with one really important matter

There is a secret to weight loss that should be more widely known and it has nothing to do with supplements, specialized diets, or intermittent fasting. Instead, it’s something that countless people, especially after a yearlong pandemic, have in common: trauma.  Scientists began understanding the relationship between weight gain and trauma decades ago. Since then,…

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A Weight Loss Coach Shared the Moment That Motivated Him Lose 240 Pounds

In a recent episode of the transformation series Brand New Me, Matt Briggs shared how he began to put on weight as a teenager when his mother was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and continued to use food as a coping mechanism after she passed away. “Food for me is a comfort,” he says. “The emotional…

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Long-term weight retention and Related health risks identified in obese adults

Credit: CC0 Public Domain UK adults who are overweight or obese retain their weight over time, which is associated with an increased risk of health complications and death, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health. Dr. Barbara Iyen, the lead author said: “We have found that despite widespread efforts…

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Tips to Losing Weight After 50

Losing weight is never easy, but it gets a lot harder after you turn 50. “When women go through menopause, our metabolism slows and we have lower levels of estrogen. Estrogen promotes muscle mass, and your ability to burn calories depends on muscle mass,” says Reshmi Srinath, MD, the director of the Weight and Metabolism…

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Youth at the ends of Burden spectrum challenged by global pandemic

Whether they face anorexia nervosa or obesity, young people across the weight spectrum are finding that the restrictions of the pandemic make it harder to maintain a healthy weight. Credit: VGstockstudio/ Life in a global pandemic has been difficult for children and teens who struggle with their weight, according to experts at Stanford Children’s Health.…

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Unhealthy weight gains, increased drinking reported by Americans coping with pandemic stress

As growing vaccine demand signals a potential turning point in the global COVID-19 pandemic, the nation’s health crisis is far from over. One year after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, many adults report undesired changes to their weight, increased drinking and other negative behavior changes that may be related to an…