Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
July 12, 2022
Do you feel may like you’re on a lifelong journey to lose 20 elusive pounds? Or maybe you’re a hard gainer – always trying to put on 10 pounds. Either way, managing your weight can be very frustrating, especially if you’re living a healthy lifestyle. Why is it so hard? Logically, weight management… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
July 11, 2022
The fat around your waist, snuggled up to your organs and clinging to your thighs and backside isn’t just a nuisance. It’s actually a remarkable component of your body composition. Fat has many benefits, such as giving you energy, manages cholesterol and blood pressure, helps escort some vitamins… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
June 16, 2022
As Covid-19 transitions from pandemic to endemic, it’s left another major public health issue in its wake -- significant weight gain. The U.S. was dealing with an obesity epidemic long before Covid hit. Between 2017 and 2018, about 42… See more
March 17, 2022
We think we know a lot about weight management and our metabolism. But there’s a surprising number of misconceptions about both — and that can make it harder for us to stay healthy as we age. Here are five misunderstood facts about your metabolism.

What is Metabolism & How Does it Work? …

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March 17, 2022
You probably hear a lot about your metabolism. From late night TV commercials to internet ads, the world is awash in solutions to speed up your metabolism. But what exactly is our metabolism and what role does it play in our health?

What is Metabolism?

Metabolism is the chemical process… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
July 17, 2021

Are You Hungry All the Time? You May have Low Blood Sugar

You’re trying to lose weight. But despite your best efforts, it’s not working. One problem is that you’re hungry most of the time, even shortly after eating a meal. Ignoring hunger will make you feel miserable, while giving in can… See more
February 25, 2020
For the last few years, fasting diets, which restrict calories through periods of abstinence, have become very popular. They fall into different categories (alternate day fasting, modified fasting regimens, intermittent fasting, etc.), but all contain phases where participants do not eat for a… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
October 18, 2019
As we age, it becomes increasingly difficult for most of us to manage our weight. Because our metabolism slows, our muscles wane and our hormones deplete, we expect to gain some weight. But if you’re eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly and limiting your caloric intake, the scale shouldn’t… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
July 6, 2018
If you’re trying to lose weight, listen up: You need to take measures to protect your bones. Weight loss is associated with a lower bone density, particularly among older Americans, according to a study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.   Researchers from… See more
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