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Family health focus on obesity treatment

Family health focus

Family health focus on obesity treatment works well everybody is committed to the same goal

Family health focus on obesity treatment: Collective involvement in weight loss

The entire family health focus should be on the big agenda of health restoration. It’s not about losing weight as much as it’s about eating right and being active in order to be healthy. According to doctor Dalal Akoury MD President and founder of AWAREmed health and wellness resource center, when everyone in the family is involved, it shows that eating healthy foods is not a diet for losing weight, but rather it’s a diet for being strong, fit and healthy, and it’s good for the entire family. Also, it’s not about short-term changes or quick solutions. When the family is on board and committed to making lifelong behavior changes, it highlights the positive while moving toward something good which can only be a happier, healthier family.

Family health focus on obesity treatment: Strategies of keeping the family involved

Even though, it is true that your determination supersedes the efforts made by the family to help you keep the desired weight, it is still very important that they embrace the plan in totality. The following guidelines may be helpful for you in keeping them fully engaged:

  • To avoid temptation in the supermarket, put only the healthiest foods on your shopping list. Then ask your spouse and kids to have a “goodie run,” where they go to the market once a week and buy their favorite treats. Have them keep their treats in a place you don’t go every day maybe the garage or basement.
  • Ask each member of the family to make a list of their favorite treat foods. Then pick those that you like least to keep in the house. They’ll be satisfied, and you won’t be nearly as tempted.
  • If you all love the same treats, ask family members to eat the high-calorie ones outside the home. As a compromise offer to pick up the tab.
  • Control the portions. You can make your family high-calorie dinners or desserts, but make only enough for one meal. No left-overs mean less temptation.
  • Try the 5-2 Plan: Five days a week, you plan the meals; two days a week, others in the family get to choose where and what to eat. You compensate by eating smaller portions.

Remember that these strategies are only meant to have everyone on board. Careful attention must be taken to resist introduction of unhealthy foods under the cover of making compromises. Finally, in all the steps you take towards family health focus, it is equally important that you consult with the experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center from time to time, a phone call is all you need and doctor Akoury will professionally attend to you with lots of respect and dignity. Remember that weight lose recovery is what she does best, call her today and jump to the world with renewed confidence.

Family health focus on obesity treatment: Collective involvement in weight loss


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Holiday weight gain is expected

Holiday weight gain

Holiday weight gain is expected if you don’t plan well for your holiday activities.

Holiday weight gain is expected: Circumventing the inevitable gain

If you have been working on your weight in the past it is possible that you have met certain obstacles along the way. This is very normal because those obstacles are part of the experience in the whole recovery process. Many people will relapse along the way and pick up the pieces and get back on the truck while others will be beaten and get discouraged completely. This article is going to be discussing events of the holiday seasons which are deemed to be injurious to the success of weight loss. The holiday weight gain is not inevitable and is actually expected due to the activities that come with this season. Before we get further, into the discussion, it is necessary that you are informed that this will not be smooth all the way. Keeping off weight is not an easy thing to do and this can further get complicated during the holidays. Therefore to effectively deal with holiday weight gain, getting the services of a professional in this discipline would be advisable.

It is true that getting the best professional can also be challenging, however the home of weight lose solution at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury MD, you will be taken through all that you need to know to keep off any extra weight not just during the holidays but also in your day to day life. The focus at this facility is on Neuroendocrine Restoration (NER) to reinstate normality through realization of the oneness of Spirit, Mind, and Body, Unifying the threesome into ONE. Why is it important to get the services of doctor Akoury? We are all aware of the menu during the holidays. Most of these menus will actually encourage the holiday weight gain. And that is the reason why you need the guidance of this professional.

We are all aware that most of the feasting takes place in December holidays and the first week of ushering in the New Year. During this season many people get excuses to compromise on the standards they themselves have created to defeat holiday weight gain. However, it is important noting that even though the month of December is full with many opportunities and inducement to overeat, we can sail through the season without acquiring extra weight. I want to encourage you that despite of all you hear, holiday weight gain can be avoided.

Holiday weight gain is unavoidable: Accumulated weight

It’s actually not foreseeable that you will gain some weight. Experts are of the opinion that holiday weight gain is actually quite small. According to a previous study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, it was established that an average adult gains only one pound during the winter holiday season. The bad news however, is that this extra weight tends to accumulate year after year and contributes to the so-called middle-age spread. Therefore it is all about your behavior during the year from January through November that really counts as far as holiday weight gain is concern. Making careful and productive choices and indulgence in physical activities would be very important in minimizing any harm which might have been caused by a food oriented holiday.

Holiday weight gain is unavoidable: Circumventing the inevitable gain


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Communal weight loss programs

Communal weight loss

Communal weight loss programs are affordable and enriched with encouragement and hope

Communal weight loss programs: Lifestyle changes and psychosocial treatments

The dangers of being obese, to say the least, is life threatening. That is why efforts are being made to find a lasting solution. One of the ways is through communal weight loss programs also known as group weight loss. From the experts’ desk at AWAREmed health and wellness resource center under the leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury MD it is important to appreciate that even the slightest weight loss either individually or in a group weight loss, can reduce the risk factors for heart disease and diabetes. The simplest method to weight loss is by dropping calories and exercising at least 2.5 hours weekly. Behavioral and mental changes in eating habits, physical activity, and attitudes about food and weight are also essential to weight management.

Communal weight loss programs: Some tips for losing weight

The following are some general suggestions for dieters:

  • Collectively in a group weight loss program, desire to start with genuine objectives. Diet failure is extremely common, and the odds of significant weight loss are low, particularly in people with the highest weights. People, who are able to restrict calories, engage in an exercise program, and get help in making behavioral changes can expect to lose 5 – 10% of their current body weight. That is generally all that is needed to achieve meaningful health changes. Certainly, the distorted image of a super-thin female shape should not be anyone’s goal.
  • Don’t give up, even after repeated weight loss failures. Most studies indicate that yo-yo dieting or weight cycling have no bad psychological or physical effects. Repeated dieting also does not harm the body’s ability to burn calories efficiently.
  • Once the pounds are lost, do your best to keep the healthier weight. Make daily, even hourly, conscious decisions about eating and exercising activities. Such thinking, in many cases, can become automatic and not painful.
  • Do not use hunger pangs as cues to eat. A stomach that has been stretched by large meals will continue to signal hunger for large amounts of food until its size reduces over time with smaller meals.
  • Be honest about how much you eat and start by recording all calories in writing. Many people significantly underestimate their consumption of high-calorie foods and overestimate intake of low-calorie foods. People who do not carefully note everything they eat tend to take in too many calories when they believe they are dieting.
  • Observe weekend eating. People tend to eat more on the weekends. If it is difficult to monitor all meals during the week, it may be useful to at least track eating habits during the weekends.
  • Weight loss, in any case, should not be the only or even the primary goal for people concerned about their health. The success of weight loss efforts should be evaluated according to improvements in disease risk factors or symptoms, and by the adoption of healthy lifestyle habits, not just by the number of pounds lost.
  • Maintain a regular exercise program, assuming you have no health problems that will stop you. Choose a program that you enjoy. Check with your doctor about any health considerations.

Finally, the list above is essential in helping make the right choices in your desire to lose. Communal weight loss programs works well but without commitment, nothing much will be achieved. Doctor Akoury will be of great help should you chose to call her today.

Communal weight loss programs: Lifestyle changes and psychosocial treatments


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Heart protection if struggling with diabetes

Heart protection

Heart protection if struggling with diabetes can seriously be hindered if you don’t engage in physical activities

Heart protection if struggling with diabetes: Proper blood sugar control

For effective heart protection, experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury says that it is important that if you have diabetes, then controlling your blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels should be prioritized to help reduce your risk of coronary heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases. To do this you can chose to:

  • To more physical activity
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet
  • Control your weight, and
  • Stop up smoking.

If you are diagnosed with diabetes, you may also need to take a cholesterol-lowering medicine such as statins to help protect your heart.

Family history

If you have a family history of cardiovascular disease, you have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular diseases such as coronary heart disease, angina, heart attack, heart failure and stroke. Ideally you will be considered to have a family history of cardiovascular disease if:

  • Your father or brother was under the age of 55 when they were diagnosed with cardiovascular disease or
  • Your mother or sister was under the age of 65 when they were diagnosed with cardiovascular disease.

Doctor Akoury says that if you have family history of cardiovascular disease, it will be very important that you consult with your doctor in good time for professional evaluation which may include checking on your blood pressure and cholesterol.

Heart protection if struggling with diabetes: How does family history affect me?

Genes can pass on the risk of cardiovascular disease, and they can also be responsible for passing on other conditions such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol levels. There’s no single gene that increases your risk of getting heart disease. It’s likely that several genes are responsible. Lifestyle habits, such as smoking or poor diet passed on from one generation to the next can also increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Heart protection if struggling with diabetes: Can I do anything about my family history?

This is very important but unfortunately there is nothing you can do about your family history. Having a family history of cardiovascular disease is sometimes called a ‘non-modifiable’ risk factor meaning that it’s a risk factor that you can’t change. However, whilst you can’t change your family’s background, you can choose your lifestyle.  So even if you have a family history, you can reduce your risk of getting cardiovascular disease by controlling other risk factors by:

  • Being physically active
  • Eating well
  • Keeping to a healthy weight and body shape
  • Not smoking
  • Managing high blood pressure
  • Managing high cholesterol, and
  • Controlling diabetes, if you have it.

Finally your risk of developing cardiovascular disease also depends on other things including your age. According to the several research findings, it has been established that the older you are, the more likely you are to develop cardiovascular disease. Therefore it is advisable that you be on top of everything when it comes to protecting your health. Talking to the experts is one way of being in the know. I would want to beseech you to call the experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center and schedule for an appointment with doctor Dalal Akoury for a comprehensive review of your health and treatment where is applicable.

Heart protection if struggling with diabetes: Proper blood sugar control





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High blood pressure consequences

High blood pressure

High blood pressure is as a result of poor weight management. Using good nutrition this can be corrected

High blood pressure consequences: Heart attack and Stroke

Having high blood pressure increases your chances of having a heart attack or stroke. Even though this is a life threatening condition, it is regrettable that no proper reason is given as to how high blood pressure is caused. However it is believed that the following can play a part:

  • Luck of adequate physical activity
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Having too much salt in your diet
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Having a family history of high blood pressure.

Doctor Dalal Akoury MD and also the founder of AWAREmed Health and wellness Resource Center says that prevention is always the best and therefore if you are not having high blood pressure, living a healthy lifestyle is very important as it is one of the best ways of preventing this problem from occurring in the future. This may seem very challenging to many people because of different reasons. If this suits your description, then you may want to consult with doctor Akoury for more professional guidance.

How does my General Practitioner know I have high blood pressure?

Like we had said before, this is measurable and your doctor will do just that. If your blood pressure is 140/90mmHg or higher you will probably have to have this rechecked several times. It is necessary to note that everyone’s blood pressure varies during the day. Some people have a condition known as ‘white coat hypertension’ or ‘white coat syndrome’. This is a condition where your blood pressure rises only because someone is taking your blood pressure, and not because you have an underlying medical problem. If you have white coat hypertension, your blood pressure will return to normal when your doctor or stops taking it. It can be very difficult to diagnose and this is why you may need to have your blood pressure rechecked several times, or you may be sent home with a 24 hour blood pressure monitor for the same reason.

High blood pressure consequences: What do the numbers mean?

If you have been to a health institution for high blood pressure measurement, you must have noticed that every blood pressure reading consists of two figures shown as one number on top of the other and measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg). A reading of 120/80mmHg for example doctor or nurse will register that your blood pressure is 120 over 80. The interpretation of the figures is that the top figure represents the highest level your blood pressure reaches when your heart contracts and pumps blood through your arteries – your systolic blood pressure. An example might be 130mmHg. The second (or bottom) number represents the lowest level your blood pressure reaches as your heart relaxes between beats – your diastolic blood pressure. An example might be 75mmHg. Not unless stated otherwise the human blood pressure should be below 140/90mmHg.  But as for those struggling with heart or circulatory disease the recommended blood pressure should be below 130/80mmHg.

What do I do to reduce blood pressure?

Finally if it has been established that you have high blood pressure, then it would be advisable that you consider changing your lifestyle and engaging in healthy physical activities, losing weight, reducing the salt content in your diet, cutting down on alcohol and eating a balanced, healthy diet. In the event that you have done all these and still the high blood pressure persists, then you may need to consult with your doctor for professional advice to help you reduce the risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

High blood pressure consequences: Heart attack and Stroke