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Tips For Healthy Holiday Eating

Debra Murray

  The holidays are festive, celebratory, and a chance to reunite with family and friends. The holidays can also represent a serious challenge to someone who is struggling to lose weight and to eat more healthily. It is tempting to put one’s diet and new lifestyle on hold and simply indulge oneself for the holidays. This can be a dangerous path to embark on. Thanksgiving is one of the most food-fueled holidays and it is easy to stay on the same food heavy path until the New Year. By the time you make it from Thanksgiving to the New Year,...

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Simple Health Tips for Osteoarthritis Sufferers

Debra Murray

  As we age, we often start to feel twinges of pain in our joints, most likely in the hips and knees. Most of the time, this pain is caused by osteoarthritis. When the stiffness and pain start to affect your everyday living, it may be time to do something about it. Following are several tips to help ease the pain of osteoarthritis.    Keep Your Weight in Check  If you are overweight, you are putting extra stress and strain on your knees with every step you take. One of the easiest ways to help relieve osteoarthritis pain in your...

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Dangers of How Excess Weight Can Increase Pain

Debra Murray

  As people age, they face unique challenges to their health. Any health concerns can be exacerbated by weight gain. Doctors agree that excessive weight gain poses great risks to people’s physical well-being. Even more, carrying extra weight can cause people to suffer significant pain that may be difficult to treat.  Weight gain, however, may be due to more than a lack of exercise or poor diet. Thyroid glands may be undermining their efforts to maintain healthy weight. The thyroid is an important organ in the body that regulates people’s metabolism and contributes to how well people gain or lose weight. If a person’s thyroid becomes...

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Simple Health Tips for Reaching your Ideal Weight

Debra Murray

As we age, it becomes even more important to make sure that we are at our ideal weight. Not only will being at your ideal weight help you be more comfortable in your body, it can help you stay more active as well. What can you do to make sure that you get to your ideal weight sooner rather than later?   Pick your exercise In the first place, make sure that you find a type of exercise that you love and that you can do regularly. Both are important if you want to stay healthy. If you have joint...

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Health Warning: Extra Weight Hard on Joints

Debra Murray

Extra Weight Can Have Dramatic Impact on Joint Function and Pain  When most people think about the average amount of stress that they place upon their joints, they commonly believe that their total bodyweight is the same amount of weight that is borne by the knees, ankles, elbows, and other parts of the body. That just isn't the case, however.     For every pound of body weight, joints bear a 500 percent greater amount of weight. Therefore, a 100-pound person is putting a full 500 pounds of pressure on their joints. Someone who is overweight by just 10 pounds will place an...

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Healthy Tips for Losing Weight as You Age

Debra Murray

 Losing or maintaining weight as you age can be a real challenge. Weight gain causes health problems and great discomfort in movement as this generally causes people to slow down considerably. In addition to this, muscles grow weaker and joints begin to ache, so the overall effect is not good when weight gain takes place as your body starts growing old.     Though 40 is considered young these days, in fact 40 years of age is medically recognized as the commencement of the aging process. Of course this varies with different types of metabolism, as all bodies do not age...

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HealthStyle: Weight Loss

Katie Hightower

If your HealthStyle is weight loss, then you’ve come to the right place. BLUESPRING is committed to gathering information and tips to help with your weight loss journey. Before beginning, ask yourself a question, “What kind of changes do I want to make to my daily life in order to achieve my weight loss goals?” The trick to being successful with weight loss is to make gradual, and more importantly, sustainable changes to your life.   Diet and exercise are the most impactful ways to kick-start and sustain weight loss. Every day more and more fad diets are filling the...

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