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How to Start an Activity/Exercise Program

If you are new to activity or exercise, or if you have been away from a regular activity program for a period of time, here are some tips that you might find helpful. Think about decreasing your sedentary time and increasing your active time. By moving more and sitting less, you will use more [...]

By |2018-12-03T09:42:50+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Newsletter|0 Comments

Interview with Dr. Oksana Karpov

Oksana Karpov, DO, 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 specialist employs various techniques to help patients achieve their goals. A big part of it is a behavioral change [...]

By |2018-12-03T09:49:22+00:00December 3rd, 2018|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Interval Training

Can you see yourself having fun during a challenging workout…smiling or laughing along the way? Do you think you can walk away from a training session lasting 20 minutes happier than an hour-long training session? Interval training can do just that for you, but you’re probably thinking you have to perform High-Intensity Intervals (also [...]

By |2018-10-01T09:47:23+00:00October 1st, 2018|Fitness Corner|0 Comments

Headwork

Have you ever wondered why you are an expert at losing weight but not an expert at keeping it off? If so, you are not alone. As a bariatric behaviorist, I have heard countless patients share the same sentiment. I am here to tell you: IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT!  Obesity is a complex [...]

By |2018-10-01T09:45:59+00:00October 1st, 2018|Newsletter|0 Comments

Interview with Dr. Vicki March

12pt;">Vicki March, MD, 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 Specialist is uniquely positioned to provide:  Initial referral to the bariatric surgeon Pre-surgical weight loss supervision if recommended [...]

By |2018-09-26T12:57:04+00:00October 1st, 2018|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Walker Spotlight: Cathy Carr-Dadin

In this month's Walker Spotlight we spoke with Cathy Carr-Dadin. Cathy participated in the 2017 and 2018 Maryland/DC Walk from Obesity as not only a bariatric surgery patient but as a Bariatric Coordinator for the Saint Agnes Bariatric Surgery program. "I had a BMI of 58 and as a nurse, I knew this was [...]

By |2018-08-03T17:21:07+00:00August 6th, 2018|Walker Stories|0 Comments

Interview with Dr. Laura Davisson

Laura Davisson, MD, MPH, FACP, 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? Bariatric surgery patients frequently have multiple chronic medical problems. Obesity medicine physicians have the skills to manage these complex [...]

By |2018-08-30T11:27:52+00:00August 6th, 2018|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Walker Spotlight: Deana Sroka

Like many other Walk from Obesity participants, Deana is a weight loss surgery patient. She told us that she decided to have surgery because she was "tired of being sick and tired." Deana was an elite competitive figure skater in her 20’s and knew that being overweight was preventing her from doing the things she loved. "I had lost my [...]

By |2018-06-04T14:10:44+00:00June 4th, 2018|Walker Stories|0 Comments

Strategies for Summer BBQs

Summer’s finally here, and for many of us that can mean more social engagements taking full advantage of the nice weather. But some of those fun summer BBQ’s can also come with calorie-laden options that can get in the way of our healthy goals. So let’s talk about some strategies to work around potential pitfalls. [...]

By |2018-05-31T13:43:01+00:00June 4th, 2018|Culinary Corner|0 Comments

Interview with Dr. Pannain

Silvana Pannain. MD is 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 is a complex, multifactorial disease which encompasses and interacts with multiple medicine specialties. Therefore, it is not surprising that [...]

By |2018-05-30T16:13:45+00:00June 4th, 2018|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

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