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The Latest Research On Obesity

By |2016-11-03T08:27:19-07:00March 16th, 2015|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , , |

Obesity is arguably the most pressing health issue of our time. Obesity-related illness is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. As such, research on why we are obese and ways to combat this epidemic has grown considerably in the past decade. Here are a few recent [...]

Why Are We So Fat? Research Upends Traditional Thinking

By |2016-11-03T08:30:06-07:00November 17th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , , |

With two-thirds of U.S. adults considered overweight or obese, the stakes are high for a new scientific effort to answer a vexing question: Why are we so fat? It may seem like the answer should be simple, but experts do not agree on why rates of obesity and related diseases [...]

The Connection Between Healthcare Costs And Body Mass

By |2018-08-27T16:57:08-07:00May 19th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In a recent study by Duke Medicine, it appears that an increase in our pant size leads to a decrease in our bank accounts. Researchers found that the costs associated with healthcare climbed as patients' body mass index (BMI) rose. The researchers found that costs associated with medical and drug [...]

How Much Activity Do You Get in a Day?

By |2017-04-25T11:13:55-07:00May 2nd, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , , |

Any type of activity--from running to cycling to doing house work--is measured as the energy expenditure required for the activity, compared to the energy needed to sit quietly. Moderate activity exercises include walking, water aerobics, yoga, gardening, and even putting away groceries. Vigorous activities, however, are those that burn energy [...]

Obesity and Sleep Quality Research

By |2016-11-03T08:35:59-07:00April 17th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , |

How much of an effect does bad sleep have on a person's life? Researchers from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) attempted to find an answer to this problem in one specific sub-population: the severely obese. Severe obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of over [...]

Eating Right for Your Health

By |2016-11-03T08:36:52-07:00March 28th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As we discussed in-depth on the blog this month, eating right plays a key role in managing and avoiding some of the pain caused by chronic pain conditions. The basic building blocks of nutrition can give you the foundation for a healthy diet, but a pain healthy diet that focuses [...]

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