Watch this video to learn more about Jennifer’s wellness journey and how she’s lost 40 pounds with Down 25.
So many of us struggle with snacking when we’re bored. You’re sitting on the couch and all of a sudden you realize you have polished off a bag of potato chips. You weren’t hungry but you were bored.
Instead of grabbing that bag of cookies, here are 20 things to do to prevent you from mindlessly eating…
What do you do to keep you from mindlessly eating?
High blood pressure takes a toll on the body. Many of our patients are just learning they have high blood pressure after meeting with us because the real symptoms aren’t apparent.
The American Heart Association says, “High blood pressure is a largely symptomless “silent killer.” If you ignore your blood pressure because you think a certain symptom or sign will alert you to the problem, you are taking a dangerous chance with your life.”
You may be tempted to self diagnose by using a cuff at the pharmacy but only a physician can actually diagnose the condition. When your physician places a cuff on your arm, there will be two numbers: the first (systolic pressure) measures the artery pressure while your heart beats and the second (diastolic pressure) measures artery pressure between heart beats.
From here, results will indicate:
Normal: Results from the two pressure tests will indicate a reading of 120/80
Pre-hypertension: Results for systolic pressure are 120 – 139 or diastolic pressure are 80 – 89.
Stage One Hypertension: Results for systolic pressure are 140 – 159 or diastolic pressure are 90 – 99.
State 2 Hypertension: Results for systolic pressure are 160 (or higher) or diastolic pressure are 100 (or higher).
To properly diagnose high blood pressure, your physician may have you undergo a series of tests – including blood and urine – electrocardiograms and more.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle may help keep your blood pressure in check. Eating a well-balanced diet, reducing salt intake, exercising and not smoking all are important lifestyle factors. However, leading a healthy lifestyle may not completely treat high blood pressure and your physician may need to prescribe medicate to assist.
Today, many people are reading about “adrenal fatigue” and physicians are even testing for it. The adrenal system is a very important part of our body affecting every organ. Therefore, patients with true adrenal problems commonly show up to our office with multiple complaints. To make a diagnosis even more difficult, many of the symptoms are experienced by a large number of people everyday and no two patient’s symptoms are a like. Take this adrenal fatigue questionnaire from Dr. J’s website and see how many times you answer “Yes.”
Do you have difficulty awakening from sleep in the morning, often hitting the snooze button multiple times?
I think I answered “Yes” to just about every question. Even #13 because, by the time I got down to it, I so believed that I had adrenal fatigue that I wanted it to be true. Both people and physicians are drawn toward non-fatal diseases with easy, safe solutions especially if they make sense on the surface. Why? We want control over our health and physicians want to help us. The placebo effect can be so great that more than one-third of people can be “cured” when given a harmless treatment.
Adrenal fatigue is a fad. Physicians are disregarding real symptoms and not treating real problems because this is getting a lot of play in the popular media. The physicians who are specialists in the adrenal gland are endocrinologists. The Endocrine Society, an organization of 17,000 endocrinologists from more than 120 countries, recently issued a press release about why non-endocrinologist physicians and the public should not take adrenal fatigue seriously. Rather, both physicians and people should take their symptoms seriously by thinking about common diseases that cause multiple symptoms – like obesity.
When Down25 patients are asked if they suffered from Adrenal Fatigue symptoms before being cured with weight loss, everyone says “Yes.” More importantly, by losing 40 – 50 pounds, our clients at Down25 nearly all had these symptoms disappear. Weight loss is often the source or exacerbating factor of the most common and serious daily symptoms we experience in our lives.
At Down25, we provide the latest FDA approved, non-surgical answers to achieve life changing levels of weight loss so you can take control of your life. Contact us today.
Meet Guy Judson. He’s lost 35 pounds with the Down 25 program based in Indianapolis. Find out what he told Dr. Sipe was his biggest challenge during his medically-supervised weight loss and wellness journey…
On your mark … get set … race! The Monumental Full and Half Marathons will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4. Whether you’re a skilled sprinter or a racing rookie, the Monumental is a great way for people to come together and be active on a relatively easy (aka flat) course.
Here are some helpful tips as you’re prepping for the race.
Meet Guy Judson. He’s lost 35 pounds with the Down 25 program based in Indianapolis. Learn more about his medically-supervised weight loss and wellness journey…
According to a CBS News poll, about half of the people in the U.S. (around 55 percent) are morning people – but for the remaining 45 percent who struggle to tear themselves from the warmth of their sheets in the wee hours of the morning, early productivity has never really been a feasible option. However – studies show that if you can peel yourself out of bed for a workout, morning exercise has some serious advantages.
One advantage to working out in the morning is the gym will probably be exponentially less busy – because you’re not the only one who thinks working out in the morning sounds about as enjoyable as a fork to the eyeball. Get in, avoid awkward wait times for machines you want to use and get out in record time.
Another advantage to early exercise is your testosterone, among other important hormones that help build muscle mass, is elevated in the morning. Plus, after you work out, you’ll feel ready to take on the day – your body will be aroused from your workout and you’ll feel energized as you head to work or school. Your metabolism can improve as well, considering working out in the morning will allow you to burn more calories throughout your day via what’s called your post-exercise oxygen consumption.
All other benefits aside, one very important positive aspect of working out in the morning is that you’ll be less likely to skip your workout. After a long day at work, who wants to head to the gym and expend what little energy you have left on a treadmill? Working out in the morning means you’re fresh and well-rested for an intense workout