Doctor is maneuvering surgical instruments above a patients exposed abdomen

What is Bariatric Surgery: Understanding Preparation, Cost, Recovery & More

Published: November 14, 2022
Read Time: 9 Minutes
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Bariatric surgery is a set of procedures undergone by thousands of people a year. We are going to go over the specifics of what bariatric surgery is, who can get it, different types of bariatric surgery, recovery time from bariatric surgery, cost of bariatric surgery, as well as potential alternatives. Follow along for all the information about bariatric surgery you’ve ever wanted.

Woman is doing an exercise holding herself above the floor with a band holding her legs together as she stretches against it

At Home Workout Plans for Everyone to Stay Healthy from Home

Published: November 11, 2022
Read Time: 7 Minutes
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Staying healthy while living a modern lifestyle that involves remaining home a lot of the time is an exciting proposition. Many individuals these days work from home and otherwise spend most of their time inside. This necessitates at-home workouts for these people in order to stay in shape. However, many people do not have the equipment necessary to do gym-like workouts at home, so modifications will have to be made. Having said this, there are a variety of options for people wishing to work out at home, requiring minimal equipment that we will be going over.

Chart of various body mass index measurements

How To Calculate My BMI: Healthy Weight, Nutrition & Physical Activity

Published: November 11, 2022
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So you’ve heard of BMI, and now you’re curious as to where you fall on the scale. Hold on! There’s a lot more to BMI than just a number. In order to understand what the number means, you’ll need some background on a host of material, ranging from what BMI is to how to lower it to the limitations of BMI as an indicator of health. Follow along as we get into all of this and more, examining BMI holistically and teaching you how to calculate your own BMI.

A woman's exposed midsection has surgical lines drawn on it

Consider These Tummy Tuck Risks Before an Abdominoplasty Procedure

Published: November 11, 2022
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There are a number of risks involved in getting an abdominoplasty or “tummy tuck” procedure, and there are existing alternatives without those risks. Be certain to consider all of the potential risks and benefits of a tummy tuck before you get one, and also weigh the pros and cons of the potential alternatives. Tummy tucks are one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States, and we are going to go in-depth into them here.

A man with a huge stomach has his waist measured by a doctor with a tape measure

What is the Definition of Obesity: Causes, Treatment, and Prevention

Published: November 11, 2022
Read Time: 9 Minutes
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Obesity is a condition that affects 42% of all Americans. It has grievous effects on overall bodily health as well as the deterioration of individual organs in the body, and it is responsible for several of the leading causes of mortality in the United States. With such an impactful illness so common in this country, it naturally begs questions in the public mind. We will go over the definition of obesity, causes of obesity, as well as treatment options for obesity in this article.