Wellness Series: Start at the Root of Your Habits

As humans we are hard wired to want a certain degree of social acceptance. This is great when you’re relationships align with your values and purpose.

But when your support system can’t get behind your lifestyle changes, you’ll find yourself stuck carrying more weight.

We see this a lot with people trying to lose weight. They spend much of their time with people who are not making good lifestyle choices. Let’s face it – we tend to behave like those we surround ourselves with.

If you want to change your life, you have to figure out how to spend more time with those who live the kind of lifestyle you want to live.

Build a solid foundation by surrounding yourself with people who not only support your weight loss goals, but are there to encourage you on every step of your journey.

It’s not weight loss you want; it’s wellness.

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Wellness Series: Signs You Need More Sleep

Missing out on those quality Zs does more than cause a head on crash into that 3pm mental wall.

Inadequate sleep affects every aspect our lives. It affects our cognition and it often leaves us reaching for the take out menu and lying on the couch, day in and day out.

Without proper sleep, you simply won’t have the energy needed to make the changes you want to make in your life.

It’s not weight loss you want; it’s wellness.

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Water instead of soda, fruit over fries

Disney is offering new, healthier food options with meals, and people are taking notice. In Water instead of soda, fruit over fries: Restaurants are making nutrition more palatable for kids, the OCR recently reported similar findings to Dr. James Hill.

“A lot of families stuck with the defaults, and Disney was able to improve the nutritional quality without inhibiting parents’ choice,” said Jessica Almy, an attorney overseeing nutrition policy at the Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington, D.C.

Read Dr. Hill’s analysis on kid’s meal sales data at Disney.

HuffPost: Why Some Biggest Losers Gain Weight

Dr. James Hill has been sharing tips for maintaining weight loss for years, based on his experience and research from his time at the National Weight Control Registry.

In a recent HuffPost article, Why Some Biggest Losers Gain Weight, Keight-Thomas Ayoob shares some of Dr. Hill’s insights on common lifestyle habits that can help maintain weight loss:

  • Four out of five eat breakfast every day.
  • Three out of four step on the scale at least one time per week.
  • Nearly two out of three watch less than 10 hours of TV per week.
  • Nine out of 10 get an average of about an hour per day of exercise.
  • Most eat a low-calorie diet, with about 28 to 30 percent of their calories from fat.

Wellness Series: Get off the Sidelines

So many people are living a lifestyle that contributes to poor health and low quality of life.

What we’ve learned over time is that people can change. They can be transformed. And that’s what we do.

We want to help people become on the outside who they’ve always known they were on the inside.

It really is a transformation. You can do it no matter how overweight and out of shape. You can transform yourself and you can be the person that you’ve always wanted to be.

You can get off the sidelines and you can get back to living your life.

It’s not weight loss you want; it’s wellness.

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Wellness Series: How to Start Moving More

Maybe you haven’t exercised for a while and the thought of being active is a little daunting.

Here are three things you can do right now to get started moving more.

1. Pass by the drive through window and walk into the bank or restaurant.
2. At work, take walking meetings.
3. Avoid elevators and escalators and take the stairs.

Your body works best when you’re active, so just get out there and move it.

It’s not weight loss you want; it’s wellness.

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Wellness Series: Get Comfortable With Your Weight

When your main motivation to lose weight is to look better, you’ll never see sustainable changes. Skinny won’t make you happy any more than sleeping with a book on your head will make you smarter.

You really need to find that motivation that comes from deep inside; that comes from your purpose and values. When you find this, that’s when success really starts to stick.

It’s not weight loss you want; it’s wellness.

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New Theme Park Healthy Food Options Widely Accepted

Are you and your family headed out to Disney World for spring break this year? You might be (pleasantly) surprised to find some new, healthier sides and beverages with your kids’ meals at each of the 145 restaurants throughout the theme park.

This change to the kid’s meal doesn’t increase the purchase price – only what’s provided within it. By default, the french fry sides have been replaced by fruits or vegetables and sodas have been replaced with low-fat milk or water.

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Where Do We Start To Overcome Obesity?

Dr. James Hill recaps his talk on Obesity from the AHA Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention – Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism (EPI NPAM) Meeting in 2014.

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10 Tips to Lose Weight, and Keep It Off

10 Tips to Lose Weight & Keep It Off, by Dr. James Hill

Tis the season when many people decide it’s time to lose that extra weight once and for all. The reality is, however, that while most will lose some weight, very few will keep it off.

Here are 10 tips for long-term success based on decades of work with people who have been successful in keeping extra weight off. While diet and exercise are important, it is also critical that you approach weight loss in the right way. Keeping weight off takes hard work – but it is worth it.

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