Hi and thanks for your posting. Cellulite is simply your external or subcutaneous skin attaching to the fat underneath and then being pulled down by gravity resulting in the dimpling. Part of this is genetic and the other is how much fat you're carrying on your body. The only effective treatment is to burn the fat through cardio and weight lifting and to rein in your calories with a balanced diet.
I love herbal wraps. They feel good and are very relaxing and leave your skin smooth as silk. They do not, however, yield any sustainable changes in your sagging fat.
I'm a road warrior for professional and personal travel. I'm also focused on staying fit despite car, plane and train stresses. I found a couple of neat websites that offer information about hotel and local fitness resources that will help you decide whether this place can offer you great options, or if you should book somewhere else.
HotelGymReview.com is a new site that's building up its database. People share their experiences and these are reviewed, ranked and posted. It's easy to navigate and reminds me of an Angie's List for Hotel Gyms.
AthleticMindedTraveler.com is very cool. It is more comprehensive and offers resources for healthy eating, gearing up, working out and even has a "Go Play" option for folks looking to sightsee and engage in fun from dance to hiking. Pretty cool!
You got that right!!! I swear by them. They now even come with a chip with your important personal and medical information. Everyone needs this as they go outdoors and to the gym and become more physically active.
I have a terrific resource for people who are physically active, especially outdoors. If you were to run into trouble (e.g. an accident--- you fall and sustain an injury; someone hits you while riding your bike or running/walking, you're older and have chest pains) someone needs to know your name and your emergency contact information. I thought about this while training for my first triathlons. What would happen if I had a problem in the water or the road whether I'm in my neighborhood or miles away? Then, I thought what if something were to happen at the gym or the park? So, I heard about this inexpensive way to help me feel more secure. It's called Road ID. It was originally meant for outdoor athletes but I have found it's great for everyone. I bought a couple of these and prefer the wrist version, although there are ankle and knee options as well. There is a customized engraved plate that's easy to read. Mine is a simple screaming yellow velcro strap with my name, my hubby's name and phone as well as my BFF's as a back up. Then you can even add a line of inspiration to power you through a challenging workout. I wear mine whenever I workout. It's waterproof and keeps me feeling secure that if, heaven forbid, something were to happen to me, people would know who to call. I think this is a really valuable resource and the only one out there. I would highly recommend everyone scope this out. Dr. PeekeView Thread
Hi there. Go right to the Total Immersion website and you'll find a whole host of products--- DVD's and books, to help guide you as she learns how to swim. www.totalimmersion.net Good luck! Dr. PeekeView Thread
Hi there and thanks for taking the time to look at the registry site. You have great questions so I'll try to hit'em all.
The registry is primarily women because men rarely ever take the time to participate in these kinds of studies. Historically, women like to take the time to share facts and insights. Men tend to drop the weight and move on without need to share.
Regarding the mental and emotional components, the original objectives of the investigators was to pinpoint measureable outcomes and metrics they could use in their published reports. Calories consumed and expended, hours watching TV, etc are examples. There are studies derived from the registry that indicate that men are more likely to be motivated to drop weight if it's related to something that a doctor or loved one has said, or if there is a number awry (cholesterol or blood pressure or sugar). Women, on the other hand, are more likely to launch their journey based upon some emotional event or experience (hating they way they look, how they're living). The investigators are still mining data and may be delving more into the emotional components some time in the future.
The average number of pounds shed in the current registry cohort is 60lbs which means that there are plenty of folks who dropped over 100 pounds. We don't yet have exact numbers, but it can be said that there were significant decreases in medications involved with diabetes and heart disease.
This registry is the most unique ongoing study of its kind in the world. It now have over 6000 participants, which also include bariatric surgery folks. More men are joining but nowhere near as much as the women. The study is over 17 yrs old.
We need so much more information on the issue of maintenance. What we do know is that without daily vigilance and compliance with mental, nutritional and activity elements, it's very easy to slip backwards. The key is practice. My patients who have kept significant weight off for years, have noted that the more they practice and maintain a living and working environment conducive to compliance, the easier their lives have become as they strive to continue their maintenance.
I agree Louise. This is a terrific resource. In today's world, it's all about individualizing and customizing your dietary intake, People should take a moment and study the options. When it comes to great nutrition, it's all about trial and error and playing around with options until you get what you need. Then change it up now and again. Dr. PeekeView Thread
Ever try reading a food label? First, you need really good eyesight or your reading glasses. Next, you need to understand what you're looking at. Hey, before you buy a food product, know what you're getting. This is your body and you want to nourish yourself with the highest quality food you can find. This website says it all.
It includes simple to read info on: Serving Size, Calories, Nutrients, everything you need to know about Daily Values, Trans fats, how to interpret that teeny tiny foot note, and more.
The data is donwloadable. Make your own cheat sheet and take it with you the next time you go grocery shopping. Now, you're a smart food shopper! Dr PeekeView Thread
Spring is around the corner and I've run into lots of people who want to learn how to swim both indoors and outdoors in open water. Swimming is a terrific cross training activity that's fun and can be shared with friends and family. Also, as people age and accumulate physical injuries, swimming is a safe and effective way to stay active while rehabilitating. It's surprising how many people either never learned how to swim or don't know how to swim well. I'm training for the Iron Girl triathlon this year and came across this terrific program used by beginners and advanced swimmers alike. There are helpful DVD's, a great book and practical workshops held around the country to help get people into the water to stay fit and healthy. I highly recommend the program. Dr. PeekeView Thread