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How your sleep habits could be keeping you from losing weight

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC December 18th, 2018

When it comes to losing weight, most people understand the importance of exercising and eating a healthy diet. But there’s one other key area that many people overlook: sleep. Research shows that most people don’t get enough of it, and while that may sound like nothing an extra cup of coffee can’t fix, being sleep deprived can have a big impact on your health — and your waistline. Unfortunately when we’re busy, adequate sleep is …

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5 reasons weight loss is harder for women

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

Most of us have seen or experienced some version of this scenario: a husband and wife decide to work together to lose weight. They start exercising together and start eating healthier foods. Before long, the husband is looking slimmer and more muscular, but the wife is still struggling to drop the pounds. It’s not your imagination: weight loss really is harder for women. For any woman trying to slim down — whether with a partner …

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Why and How to Journal

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

If you try to recall everything you ate and drank yesterday and how much, chances are that you would forget a few things. While this is completely normal, those forgotten items and amounts can add up quickly and interfere with weight loss and maintenance. You may be engaging in unhealthy patterns that you’re not even aware of. The solution: journal everything that you eat or drink as well as quantity and time. A Kaiser Permanente …

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Pair Up, Improve Success

In Fitness, Health and Wellness, Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 2018

Friends are great for lots of reasons; support, stress relief, comradery. Did you know they can also improve your chances of losing weight and keeping it off? A study at the University of Pennsylvania has shown that those embarking on a weight loss program with friends completed the program 95% of the time, compared to just 76% of people who started it solo. And after 10 months, 66% of the dieters with buddies kept the …

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Engaging Employees to Win the Battle Against Obesity

In Fitness, Health and Wellness, Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

Topics like weight loss are often considered sensitive topics in any office environment, and are often discussed in hushed tones and often not raised against employees. While weight loss is not openly discussed as professional requirement, this issue should be taken seriously by every professional working in an organization. There are a number of reasons why losing weight should be part of personal and professional development program of every employee and the reason isn’t just …

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5 Habits of Successful Losers

In Fitness, Health and Wellness, Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

While weight loss is a very individual endeavor, there are certain habits that are common with those who lose weight and keep it off.  In fact, there is even a national group, The National Weight Control Registry, created to follow behaviors of those successful weight loss maintainers.  After helping tens of thousands of patients lose weight, Dr. Garcia and his staff, have witnessed 5 habits that are commonplace among successful patients. Accountability: It helps to have …

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Hormonal Imbalance: Culprit to Ineffective Weight Loss?

In Fitness, Health and Wellness, Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

Are you having a hard time losing weight? Perhaps you’ve tried many different diets— to no avail. And now you’re almost ready to give up. Don’t. There’s still a chance for you. There’s good reason why you stumbled upon this blog post. Maybe it’s about time you learned about hormonal imbalance, which a lot of people are not aware of. Unknown to many, this is actually the culprit behind slow or ineffective weight loss. Signs …

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Go Slow to Build Your Endurance Base

In Fitness, Health and Wellness, Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

With the way the crazes of HIIT (high intensity interval training), P90x, and Crossfit have swept the nation, it may seem odd to consider that there are still many benefits to training long and slow. When it comes to losing weight, lowering our body fat percentages, and improving our overall physical and mental wellbeing, we need to follow a well-rounded fitness program that has an endurance component that keeps our heart rate in Zone 2 …

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Yes, Women Need to Lift Weights Too

In Fitness, Health and Wellness, Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

Come on ladies, y’all want to look good don’t you? You want to be fit, strong, and active for as long as possible, don’t you? You want to have the metabolism you had in your younger years, don’t you? Well, if you answered yes to any of these questions, the solution you are looking for is resistance training. Weight resistance training is a key part of a woman’s fitness plan because females lose muscle as …

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How to Start Losing Weight Now

In Fitness, Health and Wellness, Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

There are many reasons losing weight is so difficult with perhaps the biggest reason being that we have been unsuccessful in our previous attempts. For many of us, our past failures keep us from even trying again. However, the truth is that you can start losing weight now simply by following some basic guidelines and going about it the right way, the healthy way, and the way that produces results that last a lifetime. The …