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Bulletproof Balance

Balance training is often an overlooked component in many exercise programs, however it must not be ignored. The benefits of building better balance include: less likelihood of age related falls, enhanced coordination during exercise, greater body awareness, and a stronger core…to name a few. Balance can be challenging and sometimes frustrating to train because of [...]

By | February 1st, 2016|Fitness Corner|0 Comments

Interview with Dr. Lisa DeRosimo

Dr. Lisa DeRosimo, an American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Diplomate, answers questions regarding the importance of an obesity medicine physician. What unique skill set can the obesity medicine physician bring to the bariatric surgical setting? The obesity medicine physician (OMP) can provide a medical overview and unique set of knowledge that is beneficial in the bariatric [...]

By | February 1st, 2016|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Record Number of ABOM Exam Applicants

Record Number of Applicants Sit for American Board of Obesity Medicine Certification Exam A record number of physicians applied to take the 2015 American Board of Obesity Medicine certification exam, recognizing doctors for their expertise in treating obesity and overweight. In total, 542 physicians throughout the United States and Canada applied to sit for the [...]

By | December 7th, 2015|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Interview with Dr. Lofton

Dr. Holly Lofton, an American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Diplomate, answers questions regarding the importance of an obesity medicine physician. What unique skill set can the obesity medicine physician bring to the bariatric surgical setting? Obesity Medicine physicians play an integral role in the weight management of the patient undergoing bariatric surgery. Behavioral change prior to [...]

By | October 5th, 2015|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

When Eating Becomes Contagious

This article was originally posted on the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) blog.  Did you know that if your friends make unhealthy food choices, you’re more likely to do so as well? This works in the opposite direction too — if you happen to have health-oriented friends, you’re more likely to make healthier choices as [...]

By | October 5th, 2015|Obesity Action Coalition|0 Comments

New York City Kicks Off 2015 Fall Season

September 13, 2015 marked the start of the ASMBS Foundation’s 2015 Walk from Obesity Fall Season in New York City. Hospitals and bariatric programs in New York joined forces once again to bring the Walk from Obesity back to the city and raise awareness of obesity in their community. The event was held at Riverside [...]

By | September 23rd, 2015|Media|0 Comments

Exercising with an Injury

If you have an injury such as an arthritic shoulder, low back pain, knee pain, or some other physical or medical limitation; do not stop being physically active or engaging in regular exercise. The key is understanding how to work around your limitations; once you understand how, exercise can be one of your biggest advocates [...]

By | August 3rd, 2015|Fitness Corner|1 Comment

Interview with Dr. Debra Ravasia – Part Two

Part two of and interview with Dr. Debra Ravasia, an American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Diplomate, answering questions regarding the importance of an obesity medicine physician. View part one Have you had the experience of working with a bariatric surgeon? Not in a formal multidisciplinary surgical bariatric practice. I have had the experience of [...]

By | August 3rd, 2015|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Strategies for Celebrations

This article was originally posted on the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) blog.  We enjoy and look forward to the fun times in our lives – parties, celebrations, family gatherings, holidays, vacations, restaurant eating and so on. We need these times! If our lives were all work and no play, we’d feel bored and we’d [...]

By | August 3rd, 2015|Obesity Action Coalition|0 Comments