What is Intermittent Fasting?

Submitted by Kim Westcott, MS, RD, LDN

New year, new me? It’s a popular pledge during January as people will crowd into fitness centers to start the year fresh and healthy. While exercise is a critical part to improving your health and shedding a few pounds, a balanced and nutritious diet is also an important factor. There’s a new diet...

New Year’s Resolution? 10 Tips to Get the Most out of Your Gym Membership

Submitted by Adam Jones PT, Beebe Physical Rehab

Selecting a fitness facility any time of the year can be an intimidating endeavor. While joining the wrong gym can be a costly mistake. Choosing the correct facility will result in many long term positive mental, social, and physical benefits. Research has shown that exercise can improve mild to...

How Can I Mentally Prepare for Bariatric Surgery?

Is it time for you to take the next step and have surgery to help you lose the weight you need to lose? Have you decided you are ready? The Benefits of Robotic Bariatric Surgery at Beebe. Here are some tips to help you prepare your mind for the surgery. Often, surgery can be a scary thought. Once...

The Best Exercises for Losing Weight

As a bariatric surgeon, I often get asked about the best way to lose weight. Weight loss and being thin are such big parts of our culture, however I am quick to point out that I want you to be a healthy weight but I also want to you live a healthy life. That means staying away from many of those...

Listen In: Ear Acupuncture Resounds with Promise for Managing Pain, Anxiety, and Depression

Submitted by Dr. Uday Jani

For the growing numbers of Americans who seek help dealing with anxiety, depression, and sleep disorders, centuries-old Chinese medicine provides a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical and highly effective solution. Auricular acupuncture, which is centered on the ears, is a particularly intriguing...

Simple Ways to Get Moving Without Joining a Gym

We all know that exercise and movement help our bodies function and that it is important to move to keep our bodies healthy and lean. However, life can get in the way. Kids, spouses, work, aging parents, and other obligations can cause our health – and exercising – to take a back seat! When it...

The Benefits of Food Journaling

Holding yourself accountable for the popcorn you snack on while you’re watching television, the few bites you steal from your significant other’s plate, and your usual daily meals can make a big difference when trying to live a happier, healthy life. The benefits of keeping a food journal include:...

Bariatric Surgery: Risks & Rewards

If you have been struggling with your weight for years, you may be ready to pursue weight-loss surgery. For many people, this can be a difficult decision, but also one that can truly benefit your future health. Bariatric or weight-loss surgery allows those who struggle to lose weight to join an...

The Benefits of Robotic Weight-Loss Surgery

Submitted by Michael Sofronski, MD

Losing weight and keeping it off can be a life-long struggle for some. In certain cases, people are unable to lose the weight necessary to be healthy. If you are struggling, talk to your primary care provider about whether you might be a candidate for surgical weight loss programs. Then, call my...

Weight Loss Surgery Options

Bariatric surgery is recommended for those with a BMI of 40 or higher, or for those who have a BMI of 35 with other health issues such as diabetes or high blood pressure. It is for those who have 100 or more pounds to lose. And, for those who have tried and failed at other weight-loss attempts...


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