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Young at Heart: How to Stay Active as You Get Older

November 5, 2021

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On the inside, you feel like you’re still as spry as ever, but on the outside, you may be showing signs of your age. Getting older usually comes with more aches and pains than before, but that doesn’t mean you have to slow down a lot. In fact, many studies have found that seniors who exercise have better immune health, digestion, blood pressure, and bone density. They also have a reduced risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and certain cancers.

If you’re a senior, you may not be as agile or strong as you used to be, but it’s important to stay active. How can you do it safely and effectively? Read on to find out.


3 Hormones That Could Be Stopping Your Weight Loss

October 5, 2021

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frustrated woman at not having successful weight loss because of hormone imbalance

After weeks and months of eating better and exercising on a regular basis, you hope to see the scale show a much lower number than it did before. But when you step onto it, you don’t see the progress you expected. Why aren’t you losing weight? What could be standing in your way?

One possibility could be that your hormones are not properly balanced. In this post, you’ll learn about the importance of hormones to your weight loss and how restoring balance can help you achieve your weight loss goals.


Mental Health and Low Testosterone: What You Need to Know

September 24, 2021

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young man looking depressed because of low testosterone

Have you been feeling down a lot more lately? Maybe you’re feeling more tired, more irritable, or more anxious than you normally do. It may look like a mental health problem, and your first impulse may be to contact a psychiatrist or counselor, but have you considered that you may have low testosterone?

Both men and women depend on this hormone, but men are especially affected when levels drop below normal. In this post, you’ll learn about the possible connection between low T and depression and anxiety in men and how treating the first problem may help resolve the others.


What Happens When a Man Has Low Testosterone

September 6, 2021

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young man struggling with fatigue and other symptoms of low testosterone

When you hear the word testosterone, you probably associate it with men’s health. That’s because although both men and women need this hormone, it is most prevalent and especially necessary in men.

As a man ages, his testosterone levels naturally decrease. This process is a normal part of getting older. In fact, he loses about 1 percent of this hormone every year after he turns 30. However, if his testosterone levels aren’t where they should be even at a young age, he can suffer many unpleasant symptoms. What can happen when a man has low testosterone? Read on to find out!


4 Benefits of Working with a Weight Loss Coach

August 27, 2021

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thumbs up from a weight loss coach

You’re tired of trying and failing to get rid of the extra weight you carry around. After trying multiple diets on your own, you may start to wonder whether you’ll ever succeed. But you may have not have taken advantage of one important resource—a weight loss coach. But will this person actually make a difference? Absolutely! Read on to learn four benefits a weight loss coach can provide!


5 Reasons Your Diet Isn’t Working

August 16, 2021

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sad woman after seeing that her diet isn’t working

You can’t understand it. You’ve read the books, followed the programs, and yet still haven’t lost the weight you’ve wanted. While diets work for some people, they can be unsuccessful for many others, but why? Read on to learn about five common reasons that you might be failing in your diet and what you can do about it with a medical weight loss team.


How Can You Tell If Medical Weight Loss Is Right for You?

July 30, 2021

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scale asking for help with medical weight loss

After over a year of being at home and getting ready to watch the Olympics, you’ve decided that now is the time when you need to get back into shape. You know you want to lose weight, but you’re not sure what will work best for you. You see examples of people losing weight on their own, but you wonder whether medical weight loss is right for you. Here are four indications that you could benefit most from working with a team for weight loss in Richardson.


Hullabaloo about Vitamin B12 Shots

July 14, 2021

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vials of vitamin B12 shots

As you stand in line at the grocery store, you like to peruse through the health magazines. They give you plenty of ideas for how you can be healthier, but one thing you’ve seen highlighted a lot lately is vitamin B12, particularly injections. What is all the hype about? Is it really something you should consider? Read on to learn more about this injection and how it can help you feel and function at your best.


4 Common Mistakes People Make with Thyroid Treatment

June 28, 2021

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woman making a mistake with thyroid treatment

Everyone makes mistakes. You may strive for perfection, but you’re only human. In some situations, being imperfect is just fine, but in others, such as taking your thyroid hormone replacement medication, small mistakes could lead to big problems. Neglecting to be exact and precise in your regimen can make treatment less effective for hypothyroidism, which brings a host of problems. These include weight gain, hair loss, and depression. Here are just a few of the common blunders people make in treatment and how fixing them could lead to better management of your symptoms.


How Long Thyroid Treatment Takes to Kick In

June 12, 2021

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woman touching her thyroid

You’ve tried for years to do what you know you should to be healthy through eating right and exercising on a regular basis. Yet, despite your efforts, you don’t seem to benefit from making these better choices. You still feel tired, and maybe you even struggle with depression and weight gain!

Your doctor can take a blood sample and analyze your thyroid function. This organ looks like a butterfly and is located just below your larynx or voice box. It may be small, but it can seriously mess with your body if it’s not working properly. Fortunately, conditions involving the thyroid are completely treatable, but when can you expect to feel more normal again after starting thyroid treatment? Read on to find out—after we answer a few other questions first!

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