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  • Ideas to Inspire Volunteerism on Martin Luther King Day

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    Monday, January 18th is Martin Luther King Day and many people have the day off from work or school. There is a national push to use this holiday as a day of service. Volunteers across the country will use this day to contribute their time for the greater good and making a difference to people […]

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  • Non Food Rewards Make Eating Less More Palatable

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    A joint study between University of Arizona and University of Southern California used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to look at how the brain responds to choosing a smaller portion with a reward compared to choosing the full portion without a reward. The findings offer insight into why people overeat and how they can be just […]

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  • Food Highlight: Kohlrabi

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    Industry experts are predicting kohlrabi to take over as the new “It” vegetable. Kohlrabi is a low calorie vegetable that is nutrient dense, which puts it in a great position to be incorporated into a post surgical bariatric diet for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients. While we wait to see is this […]

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  • Focus on Fitness: Spinning Focus on Fitness: Spinning

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    For bariatric patients new to the gym or just starting to incorporate workout classes into their weight loss regime, hearing foreign workout lingo can be a natural repellant. In this Focus on Fitness, we look to dispel some stress and anxiety people have about trying a new fitness class by explaining what a Spinning class […]

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  • Fall begins on September 23, 2015: Fall in Florida

    Fall begins on September 23, 2015: Fall in Florida


    September 23 is the first day of fall. For northerners, it means sweater weather and the beauty of fall foliage. But for Floridians, fall doesn’t quite take on the same meaning. While small changes in the weather in September can be almost imperceptible at first, October and November bring larger changes. Fall in Florida does […]

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  • Focus on Fitness: What is Barre?

    Focus on Fitness: What is Barre?


    Just as many people will not try a food without knowing what it is, many people are not likely to try a fitness class without knowing what it is. You may have seen Barre classes or studios popping up around you but been too hesitant to try without knowing what it entails. As exercise is […]

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  • 5 Reasons to Put Your Smartphone Down and Look Up

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    Smartphones are useful, we aren’t denying it. They are crucial in emergencies, great for uncovering information, help us connect with friends and family, function as a flashlight, tell us the time, provide an alarm in the morning, and serve as a camera in addition to functioning as an actual phone. But, a recent study calculated […]

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  • Food Highlight: Baobab

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    Baobab may be poised to take the crown for the next great superfood. So how come you’ve never heard of it? You may have heard of the ancient baobab tree from Africa, which is ripe with myth and legend. Mature baobab trees growing in Africa have been carbon dated to over 1000 years old. People […]

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  • Food Highlight: Lemons

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    Lemons first achieved fame from on board the ships of early explorers by helping sailors prevent scurvy, which was then a common disease on the high seas. The lack of fresh fruit and produce took a huge toll on the sailors’ bodies and many died from malnutrition while at sea. While lemons were viewed as […]

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  • Celebrities: Reducing the Stigma of Weight Loss Surgery

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    Weight loss surgery often has a stigma attached, which can deter some people from electing to undergo the procedure. When a person is famous, their weight loss is often quite obvious. While some celebrities insist they were able to lose large amounts of weight with diet and exercise, other celebrities have opened up to the […]

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