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by AllisON thOmAs Lighten Losing even a little weight can make a HUGE difference in your health Obesity by the Numbers 2/3are overweight or obese. 1/ are obese. of adults in the United States 3 (That’snearlythreetimesasmanyasin1960, when13.4percentwereobese.) In 2011, 12 states had an obesity prevalence of 30percentormore. By comparison, a decade earlier NO states were at 30 percent or more. 18 S PRIng 2 013 up The Ups and downs of weighT Loss Losing weight does more than shrink your jeans size. Even a 5 percent weight loss can: Down with the BaD • Reduce diabetes risk • Decrease LDL (“bad”) cholesterol • Lower blood pressure • Cut stroke risk • Reduce pressure on joints and osteoarthritis risk • Reduce sleep apnea risk • Increase energy levels • Potentially increase HDL (“good”) cholesterol • M ake movement (and thus exercise) easier • Improve mood • Boost confidence • Enhance sleep quality Up with the GooD

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Spring 2013 - Parrish Medical Center

Vim & Vigor - Spring 2013 - Parrish Medical Center
Tasty Tips
Opening Thoughts
Community Calendar
Your Bridge to Healthcare
A Night of Haunted Elegance
You’re the Star
Lighten Up!
Have No Fear
Work It!
Diane Keaton
What Are the Chances?
9 Symptoms Never to Ignore
When Allergies Attack
Virtual Health
Learning to Be Healthy
Community Health
Business Black Belts
Foundation Focus
Ask the Expert

Vim & Vigor - Spring 2013 - Parrish Medical Center