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Dec, 2016
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Benefits of Weight Loss

Did you know that 5 – 10% weight loss from baseline body weight may improve obesity related medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, lipid profile (or high blood cholesterol levels), snoring or sleep apnea (excessive snoring), arthritis, low back pain, asthma, heart disease; and may prevent heart attack and stroke? Did you […]

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Dec, 2016
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Aerobic Physical Activity Guidelines for Managing Overweight/Obesity – American College of Sports Medicine 2013 Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescriptions

  The goal of physical activity should at least be 30 minutes/day progressing to 60 minutes/day (i.e. 300 minutes per week),  >5 days/week at 40 – 60+% of aerobic capacity.  This goal can also be achieved through multiple daily bouts of 10 minutes duration exercise. There is a dose effect for physical activity and weight loss – higher […]

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Aug, 2016
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Dr. Nwizu’s Weight Loss Program Launches New Website

Dr. Nwizu's Weight Loss Program launches new website

Dr. Nwizu’s Weight Loss Program is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new website, with many new features and functions – including this blog! Dr. Chima Nwizu is an experienced weight loss and weight management doctor in the Greeley, Colorado area. We invite you to learn more about the benefits of Dr. Nwizu’s […]

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What is Total Body Water?

Total Body Water

Total Body Water = Intracellular Water (ICW) + Extracellular Water (ECW). Your blood makes up part of the total body water (TBW). Your overall weight can be 45-65% due to total body water, depending on age, gender, and fitness level. Your body water can be found not only in your blood, but also in your […]

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What is Basal Metabolic Rate?

what is basal metabolic rate

Your basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the amount of calories you burn at rest. It is the baseline for the calories you need everyday in order for your body to operate and maintain daily functions. With increased lean body mass, your energy needs will increase as a result of higher BMR. If you don’t increase […]

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What is ‘Skinny’ Fat?

what is skinny fat

Skinny fat, also known as sarcopenia or sarcopenic obesity, is a condition in which there is a disproportionate loss of muscle mass and a corresponding increase in a person’s percentage of body fat. This is not uncommon during the process of aging and during unhealthy weight loss. It is associated with loss of strength and […]

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Jun, 2016
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InBody Body Composition Analyzer

Excess Visceral Fat is Unhealthy

visceral fat

Visceral fat is the fat found in and around the organs in your body. Excess visceral fat is unhealthy. It can cause the production of hormones that can lead to the disruption of a bodily system called RAAS. It is the fat that predisposes us to a number of health conditions including but not limited […]

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