Health News

Reducing Your Risk for Osteoporosis

Reducing Your Risk for OsteoporosisOsteoporosis is a disease that causes bone deterioration, which increases your risk of fractures and breaks. There are many steps you can take to reduce your risk for osteoporosis including regular weight bearing physical activity and adequate intake of calcium and vitamin D. Read More

A Healthy Lifestyle Decreases Cancer Risk and Increases Survival

If you watch your diet, exercise, and manage your weight, you could not only prevent your risk of getting many lethal forms of cancer, you could also increase your chances of doing well if you should get almost any form of cancer,” Edward Benz, president of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Read More

Singing the Blues: July is National Blueberry Month

You won’t be feeling blue if you stock up on these summer beauties, one of the nutritional superstars that may increase your odds of maintaining a healthy brain well into old age. Read More

HMR 2013 National Triple Imperative Challenge

Get some real momentum with your weight management this Spring with the 2013 HMR National Triple Imperative Challenge for Phase 2 Participants! The challenge starts the week of April 29th and runs through the week of May 31st. Read More

Benefits of Multiple Bouts of Physical Activity

It can be tricky to fit the recommended 30 minutes to one hour of physical activity into our busy daily schedules. Lack of time is one of the biggest challenges most of us face when it comes to physical activity (PA). Read More

Grab a Bowl of Berries for Better Heart Health

New research suggests that eating more strawberries and blueberries may help women lower their risk of a heart attack. The study followed more than 93,000 women (ages 25 – 42) for 18 years and found that the women who ate more than three half-cup servings of these fruits a week were at a 32% lower risk of heart attack compared to those who ate fewer servings. Read More

Maria Lost 37 Pounds with HMR

“That kind of weight loss doesn’t happen on your own. You need someone to teach you healthy habits because you want to change behaviors that you’ve had for a life – time. That doesn’t happen within 10 weeks.” She adds that, “I think the key is deciding whether or not you want to do something quick that you’re not going to sustain, or do you really want to change your lifestyle and sustain it over a long period of time?” Read full story…

The Most Popular Snack Food in America is…Fruit!

It’s not often that we get some good news from out in The Gap™, but this new research was encouraging. According to the market research firm NPD, over the course of a year, Americans snacked on fresh fruit an average of 10 times more than they snacked on chocolate and 25 times more than they snacked on potato chips. (Fresh fruit, chocolate, and potato chips were the top three snack foods identified in the report.) Read More

“For me, HMR is life-saving”

Jeff Lost 99 Pounds with HMR.

“If I kept going in my old direction, there would have been problems, probably diabetes or heart attacks. Now, I’m healthy and I enjoy life more. I’m a much happier person around my wife and my kids. For me, HMR is life-saving.” Read full story…

Kevin Lost 80 Pounds with HMR

“It’s not a diet. Diets don’t work. HMR is about learning. There’s no cutting corners and no gimmicks. It’s a lifestyle change.”

Kevin’s new lifestyle? Healthy foods, daily exercise, zero cholesterol meds, and no sleep apnea.

“I got my life back. I’m more vibrant and my confidence is at an all-time high. I feel like I can take on the world.” Read full story…

New Weight-Loss Drugs: Hope or Hype?

In the coming months, you’ll probably hear a lot more about “Belviq” and “Qysmia,” the latest weight-loss medications to get approval from the FDA. (“Contrave,” a third medication, is also expected to be available soon.) Read More

And the Attendance Challenge Winners Are…

Congratulations to our Attendance Challenge Raffle winners at the San Diego Center! And the prizes and winners are…drumroll please… Read More

Live BETTER, Not Just Longer

There’s no denying the value of exercise for weight management. But a new study suggests that being, or becoming fit in middle age can also help delay the onset of a variety of chronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, leading to a significantly better quality of life as you age. Read More

Dieting in 2013

If you’re struggling with your weight, it can be tempting to want to try one of the dozens of different diet approaches available today. From the Caveman (Paleo) Diet; to the Hormone Diet; to the Personality Type Diet…there’s no shortage of “new” plans or books to try. But the (boring) truth is that only calories count. And unless you learn to make permanent changes in your lifestyle (like eating more fruits and vegetables and doing more physical activity) any weight you lose will be temporary, no matter which diet you follow.
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Marketplace Holiday Gift Guide

Give your friends and family members unique gifts from the Marketplace this holiday! These unique treasures are so good, you might just decide to grab a present for yourself! :-) Here’s a few items you’ll find at the marketplace today: Read More