• OCTOBER 26, 2017
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    No Time for Exercise

    No Time for Exercise

    The top reason people site for not exercising is lack of time. We are busy with the demands of home, work, and family so it’s easy to let exercise slip to the bottom of our to-do list. Our modern day conveniences (cars, remote controls, elevators, etc.) and sedentary jobs compound our challenges to be active.
    • OCTOBER 10, 2017
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    Navigating Holiday Weight Gain

    Navigating Holiday Weight Gain

    It seems like our appetites go up and our metabolism goes down as soon as the weather gets colder. Is it because our bodies go into “winter storage mode” or because we crave comfort foods as we hunker down by the fire? Perhaps because we wear more clothes, we care a bit less about extra
    • SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
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    Circadian Rhythm of Weight Loss

    Circadian Rhythm of Weight Loss

    "I'll eat some breakfast, then change the world." ~ Hairspray The axiom of "eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper" has strong research validity. Our bodies function around a circadian rhythm, a kind of master clock that regulates hormones, calorie burn, and perception of appetite over a 24
    • SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
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    Weekly Wellness ~ Know Your Why

    Weekly Wellness ~ Know Your Why

    An estimated 45 million Americans go on a diet each year, and spend $33 billion on weight-loss products. Yet nearly two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. There are many reasons for this disconnect, but one of the most fundamental is the emphasis on "what and how" and not on "why." Wellness/health companies can offer
    • SEPTEMBER 10, 2017
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    If they can do it, you can do it.

    If they can do it, you can do it.

    That’s the premise behind this monthly feature: Real Life Health Heroes. Each month, we shine the spotlight on WHS patients who, with a guidance and support from health coaching at the WHS Wellness Center, have come unstuck on their journey to better health and weight loss. Elise R.: 17 pounds lighter, athletic and toned This
    • AUGUST 30, 2017
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    Getting Out of Your Own Way

    Getting Out of Your Own Way

    Everybody and every body is different and complex in response to efforts to change. Myriad factors influence our success in weight loss and reaching a state of whole-health, but the most important factor is our mindset. We want to shed pounds quickly so it’s common to feel frustrated and defeated when the diet-of-the-week or expensive