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Mar 27

Greater Beverly health news and support groups – News – The Patriot Ledger

Note: In response to concerns about the coronavirus, many events may be subject to cancellation, postponement or attendance limits. Please contact organizers to confirm event details.


Gift shop volunteers needed

Gift Shop volunteers are needed at Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals. This is a great way to learn about retail in health care or volunteer your time and experience in an enjoyable shop environment.

Volunteer benefits include shop discounts and a meal voucher. A variety of shift times are available including evenings and weekends. Please visit the hospitals website for more information.

Pet therapy volunteers sought

Care Dimensions, formerly Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, is seeking more volunteers with certified pet therapy dogs to provide pet therapy to hospice patients in a variety of settings throughout Greater Boston and on the North Shore.

Pet therapy dogs must be certified through a registered pet therapy organization. Volunteers will receive training and ongoing support while engaging in the rewarding experience of visiting hospice patients and their caregivers.

For more information about this volunteer opportunity, please contact Sheryl Meehan, Director of Volunteer Services and Complementary Therapies at or 978-750-9321.


Safe Place Support Group

Safe Place is a support group in Beverly dedicated to helping people who have lost a loved one, co-worker or friend to suicide that meets from 7 to 8 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at St. Johns Episcopal Church, 705 Hale St..

Run by Samaritans of the Merrimack Valley, a program of Family Services of the Merrimack Valley, Safe Place provides a space to talk about your loss with others who are experiencing the same type of devastating loss. Its a place to talk, listen, cry, be silent, grieve, be understood and receive hope and understanding from other loss survivors. Safe Place is a confidential and free support group led by a trained fellow suicide loss survivor.

For additional information, contact Debbie Helms at

Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group

Spectrum Adult Day Health Programs, 600 Cummings Center, Beverly, will host an Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group from 1:30 to 3 p.m. every first and third Wednesday of the month.

The group will offer information and education about Alzheimers disease and related memory disorders, an increased understanding through shared experiences and mutual support from other caregivers. Free respite care available upon request. Light refreshments will be served

To RSVP for respite care or have questions, contact support leader Rachael Palmacci at 978-921-5020 or signup online at

Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Patients

An eight-session educational/support program for individuals newly diagnosed with breast cancer is held at the Beverly Hospital at Danvers. This program is designed to support, guide and provide knowledge.

The free program is held at Beverly Hospital at Danvers Breast Center, Beverly Hospital at Danvers, 480 Maple St., Danvers. Sessions are held on the first and thirdMonday beginning at 7 p.m. There is no fee.

For further details on upcoming dates or to register, please contact Kimberly Willis, NP-C, Certified Patient Navigator at or call 978-304-8105.

Dementia Support Group

A Dementia Support Group will be held at Twin Oaks Center on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 7-8 p.m.

When you are faced with a loved one exhibiting symptoms of dementia, it can be a confusing and troubling time in your life. The group will help you understand the disease and gain knowledge about the best methods of care for your loved one.

People afflicted with cognitive impairments require additional care to keep their emotional and physical functioning strong and healthy. The centers specialized professionals connect to deliver consistent, stable care while creating an environment of warmth and understanding.

Twin Oaks Center is located at 63 Locust St., Danvers. The support group is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Jennifer Tineo at 978-777-0011.

One Life recovery program

One Life, a faith-based recovery program for those struggling with life-controlling issues (hurts, hang-ups, and habits), meets every Friday night at 6:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Danvers. This program will help you find freedom from addictive and compulsive thoughts, behavior patterns such as co-dependency, pornography, chemical dependency, eating disorders, depression, emotional/physical abuse, anger, and other personal struggles. This tried and proven recovery program uses traditional methods to build recovery for those struggling with life experiences that affect our peace. The First Baptist Church of Danvers is located at 1 Water St., Danvers. Contact by phone at 978-774-8277, by email at, or visit them at

Stroke Survivor Support Group

A free monthly Stroke Survivor Support Group held on the first Wednesday of each month from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The group meets at Addison Gilbert Hospital, 298 Washington St., Gloucester in the Longan Room. The free program is facilitated by a variety of professionals affiliated with the stroke program at Beverly Hospital.

Light refreshments will be available. There is no fee and preregistration is not required. For further information or questions, please call Eileen Consentino at 978-922-3000, ext. 2295.

Young Moms Pregnancy Workshop

The Healthy Pregnancy Workshop isa class specifically for teens and young women. It is a two-hour class to be attended in the first or second trimester, focusing on healthy pregnancy. There is no fee. To register or for further information, please call 978-922-3000, ext. 2720.

Prostate Cancer Support Group

The Beverly Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Ledgewood Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, located on the campus of Beverly Hospital. This free meeting meets in the Garden Room, located on the first floor.

Preregistration is not required, those wishing further information may call the Community Relations Department at Beverly Hospital at 978-236-1650.

Melanoma Support Group

IMPACT Melanomasponsors a support group open to all those who have been diagnosed with Melanoma. The group is facilitated by Kelli Braga, LICSW, in the Garden Conference Room, located on the first floor of the Beverly Hospital.

The group meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6-7:30 p.m. There is no fee. Preregistration is requested. To register, or for further information, please contact Kelli Braga at Beverly Hospital 978-922-3000, extension 2710, or by calling theIMPACT Melanoma at 800-557-6352.

General Cancer Support Group

The General Cancer Support Group meets at Beverly Hospital on the first Wednesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Womens Health Building in the small conference room.

Preregistration is required by calling the Social Work Department at Beverly Hospital at 978-922-3000, ext. 2710.

Healthy Streets Outreach Program

Healthy Streets Outreach Program, a program of Health Innovation, Inc., provides HIV, Hepatitis C testing, STI testing, Narcan and overdose prevention training, referrals to substance use treatment and mental health services.

Healthy Streets Outreach Program, is located at 100 Willow St., Second Floor, Lynn. For further information, please call: 781-592-0243.

Medication review

A free 15-minute review of medications may be scheduled with a registered pharmacist at Beverly Hospital. Appointments are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month. Participants are asked to bring a list of all medications, prescription and over-the-cou1nter medications, including vitamins, etc. To schedule a free and confidential appointment, please call Lahey Health Senior Care at 978-922-7018, ext. 1305.

Healthy Streets Outreach

Northeast Behavioral Health Healthy Streets Outreach Program provides rapid HIV testing, hepatitis C information, access to drug treatment, overdose prevention and Narcan training. All services, provided by NBH Healthy Streets Program, are available at various locations on the first Wednesday of the month. Please call 978-767-3913 or 781-592-0243 to reach the outreach team.

Help with hoarding issues

The North Shore Center for Hoarding & Cluttering at North Shore Elder Services is the leader in providing a support system for those who are feeling overwhelmed by the stuff in their life. Many of us periodically reach a point where we need to simplify, organize and declutter. Sometimes we cannot do it alone and need some help in meeting this challenge; thats when the North Shore Center for Hoarding & Cluttering can offer assistance.

If you or someone you know might benefit from any of the professional services NSCHC can offer, call 978-750-4540 and ask for Information Services to make a referral. There are no geographic or age restrictions for participating in any of the services.

NSCHC is located at North Shore Elder Services, 300 Rosewood Ave., Suite 200, in Danvers. For more information, please contact Marnie McDonald, LCSW at (978) 624-2207 or

Community CPR programs

Beverly Hospital is offering several American Heart Association CPR courses designed for non-medical personnel and teach the skills and techniques used in adult, infant and child CPR. This course also covers choking in adult and children, and the use of protection devices for mouth-to-mouth breathing. This course is appropriate for anyone wishing to learn lifesaving CPR skills.

The cost of the course is $50 and includes the American Heart Association Heart Saver Student Workbooks. At the completion of the course you will receive an American Heart Association Heart Saver course completion card; this card signifies that you have successfully completed the CPR program.

The classes will run from 6-9 p.m. and are subject to cancellation due to low registration. The cost of the course is $50 and includes the textbook. To register or for further information , please contact Kim Regan at 978-922-3000, ext. 3436.

Suicide Survivor Support Group

SAFE PLACE, a peer-run suicide survivor support group is held for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. The support group is sponsored by the Samaritans of Merrimack Valley of Lawrence.

Friends are welcome to attend the free support group that meets at St. Johns Episcopal Church, 705 Hale St., Beverly Farms on the first and third Thursday of each month, from 7-8:30 p.m. There is no fee. Preregistration is not required.

For further information, please call Debbie Helms at 978-327-6671.

Prostate Cancer Support Group

The Beverly Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group meets on the third Thursday of each month, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ledgewood Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, located on the campus of Beverly Hospital. This free group meets in the Garden Room, located on the first floor.

Preregistration is not required, those wishing further information may call the Community Relations Department at Beverly Hospital 978-283-4000, ext. 585.

Grief recovery

G.R.A.S.P. Grief Recovery after a Substance Passing a support group for families or individuals who have lost a loved as a result of substance use or addiction, meets on the first Thursday of every month, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Highland Hall inside the auditorium at Salem Hospital. For more information, call 781-593-5224 or 978-354-2660 or online at

Young Moms Childbirth Preparation Series

The CYM Childbirth Preparation Series is specifically for teens and young women. This seven-week series follows the Healthy Pregnancy workshop. This series prepares young women and their support people for labor and delivery. The class meets one evening a week for seven weeks. There is no fee; preregistration is required by calling 978-922-3000, extension 2720.

Helping seniors stay healthy

This winter as the rate of senior hospitalization typically reaches its highest point of the year the Home Instead Senior Care, serving Danvers and surrounding areas, has committed to reducing area hospitalizations through the launch of a new informational campaign aimed at educating families how to help aging loved ones remain healthy at home year-round.

There are many things families can do to help keep their senior loved ones out of the hospital. In fact, in a new study of nurses who work primarily with seniors, 99 percent say that the role families play in keeping seniors out of the hospital is just as important as the role of the medical community.

From monitoring their taking of prescribed medications for chronic conditions to attending doctors visits and checking in to ensure doctors instructions are followed, their role as a medical advocate is critical.

To help family members identify and act on potential warning signs, Home Instead is offering Five Ways to Prevent Senior Hospitalizations guide, developed in partnership with Dr. Carolyn Clevenger, incoming president of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association.

This free resource includes information about common risk factors and the steps that families can take to help ensure a healthy lifestyle. Additional free family resources can be found at To obtain a copy of the guide or to learn more about how you can help keep your senior loved one out of the hospital this winter, please call 978-725-5995.

Surgical Weight Loss info sessions

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is pleased to bring Surgical Weight Loss services to Lahey Outpatient Center, Danvers. While the actual surgery will be performed in Burlington, patients will now have the convenience of receiving preoperative and postoperative care close to home.

Surgical Weight Loss offers a multi-disciplinary team approach for treating obesity through a combination of surgery, behavioral health, and nutrition. This multi-disciplinary approach is the key to successful long-term weight loss and well-being.

As part of the offerings, free monthly bariatric information sessions are held at Lahey Outpatient Center, Danvers. These sessions are open to patients and the community, and are facilitated by surgeons and nurse practitioners of the program.

Patients who typically qualify for surgical weight-loss include those with a body mass index greater than or equal to 40, and/or a body mass index between 35 and 39 with at least one major medical co-morbidity, such as obstructive sleep apnea or hypoventilation syndrome, diabetes or hypertension.

Free upcoming Surgical Weight Loss info sessions are held 6:30-7:30 p.m. Please call 978-304-8020 for further information regarding upcoming programs.

Newly Bereaved Workshop

Held 5-7 p.m. first Thursday of every month at the Bertolon Center forGrief & Healing, 78 Liberty St., Danvers.The group is for those who have lost someone within the last three months.To sign up or forinformation: 855-774-5100;

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group

Held 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.second Thursday each month at the Beverly Senior Center, 90 Colon St. Group meets once a month at the Senior Center. Come meet other grandparents like you, get support, learn helpful informationand have some fun. Walk-ins are welcome. Held in the Meeting Room.For information: 978-921-6017.

Nar-Anon Support group

Held 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Salvation Army building, 93 North St., Salem. Affected by someone elses addiction? Nar-anon offers Hope. Nar-Anon is a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone elses Addiction. As a twelve-step program, Nar-Anon offers help by sharing experience, strength and hope. Meetings are open to family and friends of addicts in the North Shore area. Meetings will continue as long as they are needed by the community. There is parking in the rear of the building via Mason Street. All meetings are free, non denominational, all are invited.

Caregiver Support Group

Held 10-11:30 a.m. thesecond Tuesday of each month at the Beverly Senior Center, 90 Colon St.Come participate with other caregivers in confidential discussions about the difficulties and joys of caregiving for a loved one. The support of others who understand and have similar experiences can be exactly what you need. Held in the Conference Room. Sign upin advance. For information:978-921-6017.

Gloucester Stroke Club

Held 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of every month atAddison Gilbert Hospital, Longan Room,298 Washington St.,Gloucester.Support groups are a great way to meet each other, stroke survivors or caregivers who understand what you are going through. The club will offer members various activities such as arts and crafts, gentle exercise, and health demonstrations - such as massage, blood pressure checks and other social activities.

Peer and Recovery Support Group

Held 7-8:30 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month in the doctors conference room at Beverly Hospital, 85 Herrick St., Beverly. These support groups are for family and friends of those dealing with mental health challenges and also for peers in recovery and meet the last Wednesday of each month. For information: 617-984-0504;;

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Mar 27

How to deal with coronavirus stress and isolation long-term – Fast Company

Crammed into the back of a mini-submarine with three other large SEALs, weapons, radios, and packs, you have little space to move, much less find comfort. Its cold, wet, dark, and cramped. Youre never certain how long the trip will take. After an hour or so, seasickness sets in, and the only place to release is in the very mask you breathe from.

After two hours, cramping sets in, but with no room to stretch, you can only absorb the pain and wait for it to pass. After three hours, you start to think you might be going crazy as a glow stick dances around the darkness. After four or five hours, the submarine finally settles on the bottom of the seafloor, a few hundred yards off the coast, and its time to get out. The ride to the office is complete, and the real work begins.

In many ways, nothing has changed. The stress of raising nine-month-old twins, starting a company, and now dealing with the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, is every bit as uncomfortable as what I felt in the back of the SDV (submerged delivery vehicle). Stress on a worldwide scale without a particular end date in sight is unprecedented for those of us alive today. What happens next week, or the week after, or even two months from now is anyones guess. Navigating this challenge is going to require a special mindset.

Navy SEALs have this mindset, but they arent born with it. In fact, a largely unknown paradox of SEAL training is that often the biggest, fastest, and strongest candidates are the first to quit. Similarly, it is not physical prowess or natural ability that will get you through this challenge. Rather, its a set of principles, leveraged by SEALs and available to all, that will help you not only survive but thrive in the weeks and months, perhaps even years, ahead.

My circumstances have changed, but the principles I use to navigate them have not. None of us want to be in the situation we are in now, but we can all apply these principles to thrive.

They work.

These principles are not just military wisdom; theyre backed by contemporary neuroscience.

Being overwhelmed is the consequence of trying to juggle too many mental operations at once, which makes it impossible to design or execute a good action plan. By reducing the set of operations, you relieve the load placed upon your frontal cortex (the region of your brain responsible for planning and action) and reduce the corresponding sense of panic. It isnt about how much you do, but that you do something specific you are certain you can complete. The challenge that once seemed impossible becomes doable by engaging it piece by piece. The smaller the piece, the easier it is to accomplish and the faster your brain gets out of a state of overwhelm, restoring access to the brain circuits responsible for selecting and executing action plans generally.

This is what SEAL candidates do during Hell Week, when they are required to stay awake, cold and wet, for days on end. In its entirety, Hell Week is too much to process. However, those who shorten the week into manageable chunks of time find success. Sometimes this means just focusing on making it through the day, getting to the next meal, or even just lasting for five more minutes.

Focus on one thing you know you can accomplish in 10, or even 5, minutes rather than dwell on what you need to accomplish over the entire day. Even the potentially paralyzing situation of kids at home while you need to work, a spouse or parent who is experiencing anxiety, a loss of income, or any of the other difficulties that people are experiencing now, can be broken down. Whatever the case, attending to and crossing off one small challenge sets you up to define and take on the next.

Powerlessness stems from a lack of perceived control. The molecule dopamine, famous for its role in our sense of pleasure, also enhances our energy levels and sense of possibility. Dopamine is released not just as a reward for a job well done, but also by positive anticipation of rewards and completion of goals. When you freeze, which is your default when you feel a loss of control in a given moment, it impedes dopamine release, which leads to an even greater sense of powerlessness. When you feel powerless, you must, instead, move forward. By taking action, you train your brain to repeatedly release dopamine, enhancing your energy levels and creating an outsized effect on your thinking, mood, and ultimate sense of what you can control.

When SEALs find themselves sensing a loss of control, they default to action, directing their attention toward something within their reach. It can be something little, such as triple-checking equipment before jumping from an aircraft at night or, as Admiral William McRaven (a former head of the Special Operations Command) recently recommended, when youre stuck in the mud, start singing.

Reading the headlines is reason enough to feel powerless, let alone losing a job, being confined to a small apartment, having to work in what may be an unsafe environment, and the list right now goes on and on. To re-engage your internal reward system and regain your sense of possibility, take actions as simple as reading a book to your kids, making a cup of coffee, texting a friend, doing a load of laundry. Then look for the next action step. By doing so, you shift your mindset from one of powerlessness to one of resolve.

Feeling alone stems from the brain spending too much energy taking stock of our inner landscape. Supporting others rebalances the weight of attention we pay to our inner self to the outer world. It also activates hardwired, ancient brain circuits that release feel-good brain chemicals such as oxytocin and serotonin and prevents the release of chemicals that impair immunity and promote fear.

The more stressful the environment, the more SEALs focus on the needs of their team and teammates. Whether theyre cramming into a mini-submarine, carrying a telephone-pole-sized log, or dealing with the death of a teammate, they focus on meeting the needs of others to make the group more effective and reduce the perceived sense of stress any single teammate feels.

Between those who live alone and those who feel alone while social distancing is in effect, we face a time of extreme isolation. From a neurological perspective reaching out to someone in need, whether by phone, text, old-fashioned written mail, or even baking cookies and leaving them at a neighbors door, has the same effect as pulling up a flagging teammate. Helping others doesnt just forge psychological bonds; it forges chemical ones as well. Those chemicals positively change our brains assessment of self and our place in the world.

The reality is that this situation is going to get harder before it gets easier. The principles you lean on now and in the period of time to come can make a tremendous difference in how you experience and emerge from all this. Know that you already have everything you need to be successful. In fact, youre designed to handle moments such as this, no supplements or expensive gadgets required.

Our advice: Move the finish line, take action, and serve others. This is how you will come through this time a better, more resilient you and bring about a better, more resilient world in the process.

Andrew Huberman is a professor of neurobiology at Stanford University School of Medicine, and Pat Dossett is a former Navy SEAL and cofounder and CEO of Madefor.

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Mar 26

Long-Term Weight-Loss Success Stories From Real People …

Even if you want to lose weight quickly and let's face it, who doesn't? the ultimate goal is never to gain those pounds back once you've shed them. By starting a weight-loss journey, you're aiming to whittle down to a healthy number and achieve long-term weight-loss success.

Long-term weight-loss success comes down to leading a healthier lifestyle. Here's how real people have done just that.

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Sometimes that's easier said than done, though. There's no shortage of fad diets out there that can help you shed 20 or 30 pounds in a short amount of time but then don't offer a sustainable path forward, so you end up yo-yo-ing back to where you started (or worse).

The key to losing weight and keeping it off for good? Finding a diet and exercise plan you can stick with for life. Get inspired by these stories of long-term weight-loss success featuring real people who learned to love cleaner eating and found workouts they truly enjoy.

"There's no such thing as before and after, there's only before and in-progress."

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Justin Simpson's weight-loss story begins where many do: with a health scare. Simpson was 305 pounds, prediabetic and his cholesterol levels were through the roof and he wasn't yet 30 years old.

A decade later, Simpson has shed nearly 100 pounds and is in the best shape of his life, but his journey has been something of a trial-and-error process marked by more than a few failed diets.

Things turned around when Simpson found boxing, though. More than an exercise, boxing has become his profession, too he's now a certified personal trainer with a nutrition specialization. Embracing this new lifestyle has helped Simpson keep the weight off for four years and help others do the same.

"We all want instant results, but losing weight is about changing your lifestyle."

Credit: Kerri Hwang/ Creative

For Kerri Hwang, all it took was one workout session and she was hooked. After years of struggling with her weight and trying just about every diet and supplement she could get her hands on, Hwang says she finally "found her people" and the motivation she needed among the barbells and medicine balls of her local gym.

Hwang credits strength-training as the approach that's helped her lose about 100 pounds and counting. Not only has building muscle given her more energy, which has spilled into a more active daily life, but it's also encouraged her to eat a healthier diet to support her training.

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Mar 26

Adele in danger is warned by the diet that leads – Play Crazy Game

Adele in danger is warned by the diet that leads | Reform

The diet of only a thousand calories a day, performed by Adele can bring health problems long term, according to specialists.

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According to Daily Mail, the expert Dale Pinnock reported that a low consumption of calories a day can cause irritability and foggy brain disorder that causes a cognitive dysfunction.

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If you use the diet as a short-term goal, for example, lose weight for a wedding, you can have great benefits. It is not sustainable in the long term. After a time, the body will search for a way to do it with less the tasks which had previously been made with the most calories, she explained.

The expert mentioned that the daily consumption of calories recommended for a person can vary between a thousand and 800, and 2 thousand.

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The primal instinct of the body is survival. After a couple of weeks youll start to feel tired, irritable and having trouble remembering things. It passes quickly, said Pinnock.

Dr. Zoe Williams supported the views of Pinnock, as he believes that a thousand calories a day are not enough for a person to be able to do their daily activities.

This is alarming because the british singer looks unrecognizable, and in fact was seen in the big party after the academy Awards last Sunday where he bragged about his new figure after her major weight loss.

The photo that circulated social networks was shared by the presenter of Russian tv, Kinga Rusin, in which there are both and looks beautiful with such a spectacular dress. Has been very little that has been known and seen Adele in the last year they decided to make a change completely radical getting to lose 63 kilos. After failed attempts of the paparazzi trying to capture her change, this was the first time that the performer poses for a camera.

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Mar 25

Take It In: Control weight with meal timing, exercise – The Triton

Take It In: by Carol Bareuther

Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper. Add moderate exercise to this age-old wisdom and youve got the prescription for weight loss or weight maintenance without necessarily following a special diet. These are the results and take-home recommendations of two recent studies.

In the first, Australian researchers writing in the January 2020 issue of Exercises and Sports Sciences Review looked at the effect of what they termed time-restricted eating, or TRE. This means eating over 8 to 10 hours a day so that the other 14 to 16 hours of the day youre, in effect, fasting. What led the researchers to look at the idea of TRE was the realization that our ancestors biological clock, including when they ate, was set by natural factors like sunrise and sunset. The rise and fall of various hormones in our bodies operates much the same way today.

However, our lifestyle is very different. We can keep lights on any hour of the day, and we have round-the-clock access to food. Add in not getting enough sleep or exercise to todays lifestyle, and these are all key culprits causing the current obesity epidemic.

When the Australian researchers reviewed previous studies, they found that a limited eating window of less than 10 hours a day helped in weight control. Specifically, in one study, overweight subjects lost 3% of their body weight by eating 20% fewer calories by eating over 10 hours rather than 14. An example of 10 hours is having breakfast at 8 a.m., dinner just before 6 p.m. and lunch somewhere in the middle.

Researchers noted that the TRE success could be because what we eat often corresponds to time of day. In other words, perhaps these subjects werent having that big bowl of ice cream, bag of chips, or box of cookies while watching TV at night because they didnt eat after a certain time. They did note that eating earlier in the day proved more beneficial than a 10-hour span running later, such as noon to 10 p.m.

A bonus in this research is that subjects maintained their weight loss for a year, yet they didnt change what or how much they ate. This makes the idea of TRE a practical, even painless, method of long-term weight control.

The second study found that adding exercise wasnt only a way to burn calories, but to help curb appetite and make it easier to stick to a calorie-reduced diet. Specifically, U.S. researchers writing in the March 2020 issue of the Journal of Health Psychology found that when study participants engaged in an hour of moderate physical activity, the odds of overeating or going off their diet dropped from 12% to 5%. This they ascribed to the appetite suppressing effect of exercise.

Interestingly, the researchers noted that moderate exercise was better at decreasing appetite and overeating than vigorous activity. That means, a brisk walk, game of doubles tennis or bike ride at less than 10 mph might be better exercise for appetite control than swift running, swimming laps or aerobic dancing.

Taken together, these two studies suggest that limiting eating to 10 hours and adding moderate exercise to your day can be potent, yet rather painless, ways to reach or maintain a healthy weight. Of course, while neither study directly addressed diet, eating nutrient-rich foods is always a plus. This means plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy foods, and lean proteins from meat, poultry, fish, nuts, seeds and beans.

Carol Bareuther is a registered dietitian and freelance health and nutrition writer. Comments are welcome below.

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Mar 25

7 Potential Dangers of the Keto Diet – Healthline

The ketogenic diet is a low carb, high fat diet commonly used for weight loss.

Restricting carbs and increasing fat intake can lead to ketosis, a metabolic state in which your body relies primarily on fat for energy instead of carbs (1).

However, the diet also carries risks you should be aware of.

Here are 7 keto diet dangers to know about.

Carb intake on the keto diet is typically limited to fewer than 50 grams per day, which can come as a shock to your body (2).

As your body depletes its carb stores and switches to using ketones and fat for fuel at the start of this eating pattern, you may experience flu-like symptoms.

These include headaches, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, and constipation due in part to dehydration and electrolyte imbalances that happen as your body adjusts to ketosis (3).

While most people who experience the keto flu feel better within a few weeks, its important to monitor these symptoms throughout the diet, stay hydrated, and eat foods rich in sodium, potassium, and other electrolytes (3).

As your body adjusts to using ketones and fats as its primary energy source, you may experience flu-like symptoms at the beginning of the keto diet.

High fat animal foods, such as eggs, meat, and cheese, are staples of the keto diet because they dont contain carbs. If you eat a lot of these foods, you may have a higher risk of kidney stones.

Thats because a high intake of animal foods can cause your blood and urine to become more acidic, leading to increased excretion of calcium in your urine (4, 5).

Some studies also suggest that the keto diet reduces the amount of citrate thats released in your urine. Given that citrate can bind to calcium and prevent the formation of kidney stones, reduced levels of it may also raise your risk of developing them (5).

Additionally, people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) should avoid keto, as weakened kidneys may be unable to remove the acid buildup in your blood that results from these animal foods. This can lead to a state of acidosis, which can worsen the progression of CKD.

Whats more, lower protein diets are often recommended for individuals with CKD, while the keto diet is moderate to high in protein (6).

Eating a lot of animal foods on the keto diet can lead to more acidic urine and a higher risk of kidney stones. This acidic state can also worsen the progression of chronic kidney disease.

Since the keto diet restricts carbs, it can be difficult to meet your daily fiber needs.

Some of the richest sources of fiber, such as high carb fruits, starchy vegetables, whole grains, and beans, are eliminated on the diet because they provide too many carbs.

As a result, the keto diet can lead to digestive discomfort and constipation.

A 10-year study in children with epilepsy on the ketogenic diet found that 65% reported constipation as a common side effect (7).

Whats more, fiber feeds the beneficial bacteria in your gut. Having a healthy gut may help boost immunity, improve mental health, and decrease inflammation (8).

A low carb diet thats lacking in fiber, such as keto, may negatively affect your gut bacteria although current research on this topic is mixed (8).

Some keto-friendly foods that are high in fiber include flax seeds, chia seeds, coconut, broccoli, cauliflower, and leafy greens.

Due to its carb restrictions, the keto diet is often low in fiber. This may trigger constipation and negative effects on gut health.

Since the keto diet restricts several foods, especially nutrient-dense fruits, whole grains, and legumes, it may fail to provide recommended amounts of vitamins and minerals.

In particular, some studies suggest that the keto diet doesnt provide enough calcium, vitamin D, magnesium, and phosphorus (9).

A study that evaluated the nutrient composition of common diets revealed that very low carb eating patterns like Atkins, which is similar to keto, provided sufficient amounts for only 12 of the 27 vitamins and minerals your body needs to obtain from food (10).

Over time, this may lead to nutrient deficiencies.

Notably, guidelines for clinicians who manage people on a very low calorie keto diet for weight loss recommend supplementing with potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium, omega-3 fatty acids, psyllium fiber, and vitamins B, C, and E (11).

Keep in mind that the nutritional adequacy of this diet depends on the specific foods that you eat. A diet rich in healthy low carb foods, such as avocados, nuts, and non-starchy vegetables, provides more nutrients than processed meats and keto treats.

Some studies suggest that keto provides insufficient vitamins and minerals, including potassium and magnesium. Over time, this could lead to nutrient deficiencies.

Low carb diets like keto have been shown to help manage blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.

In particular, some studies suggest that keto may help decrease levels of hemoglobin A1c, a measure of average blood sugar levels (12, 13, 14).

However, individuals with type 1 diabetes may be at a high risk of more episodes of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), which is marked by confusion, shakiness, fatigue, and sweating. Hypoglycemia can lead to coma and death if not treated.

A study in 11 adults with type 1 diabetes who followed a ketogenic diet for over 2 years found that the median number of low blood sugar events was close to 1 per day (15).

Individuals with type 1 diabetes typically experience low blood sugar if they are taking too much insulin and not consuming enough carbs. Thus, a low carb keto diet may increase the risk.

Theoretically, this could also happen to individuals with type 2 diabetes who are taking insulin medications.

Even though low carb diets have been shown to improve blood sugar control in people with diabetes, they may also increase your risk of low blood sugar events especially if you have type 1 diabetes.

The keto diet is also associated with impaired bone health.

Several studies in animals link the keto diet to decreased bone strength, likely due to losses in bone mineral density, which may occur as your body adapts to ketosis (16, 17).

In fact, a 6-month study in 29 children with epilepsy on the keto diet discovered that 68% had a lower bone mineral density score after going on the diet (18).

Another study in 30 elite walkers determined that those who followed keto for 3.5 weeks had significantly higher levels of blood markers for bone breakdown, compared with those who ate a diet higher in carbs (19).

All the same, more extensive research is warranted.

The keto diet may reduce your bone mineral density and trigger bone breakdown over time, though further studies are needed.

The ketogenic diets effect on your risk of chronic illness, such as heart disease or cancer, is hotly debated and not entirely understood.

Some evidence suggests that high fat, low carb diets that focus on animal foods may lead to poor health outcomes, while diets that emphasize vegetable sources of fats and proteins provide benefits (20, 21).

A long-term observational study in over 130,000 adults linked animal-based low carb diets to higher rates of death from heart disease, cancer, and all causes (21).

On the other hand, vegetable-based low carb diets were associated with a lower rate of death from heart disease and all causes (21).

Another study in over 15,000 adults found similar results but tied both low and high carb diets to a greater all-cause death rate, compared with moderate carb diets in which carbs comprised 5055% of total daily calories (22).

Yet, more substantial studies are needed.

While research is mixed, some evidence suggests that low carb diets that focus on animal foods may lead to higher death rates from heart disease, cancer, and all causes.

While the keto diet is linked to weight loss and other health benefits in the short term, it may lead to nutrient deficiencies, digestive issues, poor bone health, and other problems over time.

Due to these risks, individuals with kidney disease, diabetes, heart or bone ailments, or other medical conditions should speak to their healthcare provider before trying the keto diet.

You may also want to consult a dietitian to plan balanced meals and monitor your nutrient levels while on this diet to help minimize the risks of complications and nutrient deficiencies.

7 Potential Dangers of the Keto Diet - Healthline

Mar 25

Weight Loss and Weight Management Market to Record Overwhelming Hike in Revenues by 2026 – Skyline Gazette

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Mar 23

10 habits of people who lose weight and keep it off – The Australian Financial Review

Imagine each time a person goes home in the evening, they eat a snack. When they first eat the snack, a mental link is formed between the context (getting home) and their response to that context (eating a snack). Every time they subsequently snack in response to getting home, this link strengthens, to the point that getting home prompts them to eat a snack automatically. This is how a habit forms.

New research has found weight-loss interventions that are founded on habit-change, (forming new habits or breaking old habits) may be effective at helping people lose weight and keep it off.

We recruited 75 volunteers from the community (aged 18-75) with excess weight or obesity and randomised them into three groups. One program promoted breaking old habits, one promoted forming new habits, and one group was a control (no intervention).

The habit-breaking group was sent a text message with a different task to perform every day. These tasks were focused on breaking usual routines and included things such as drive a different way to work today, listen to a new genre of music or write a short story.

The habit-forming group was asked to follow a program that focused on forming habits centred on healthy lifestyle changes. The group was encouraged to incorporate 10 healthy tips into their daily routine, so they became second-nature.

Unlike usual weight-loss programs, these interventions did not prescribe specific diet plans or exercise regimes, they simply aimed to change small daily habits.

After 12 weeks, the habit-forming and habit-breaking participants had lost an average of 3.1kg. More importantly, after 12 months of no intervention and no contact, they had lost a further 2.1kg on average.

Some 67 per cent of participants reduced their total body weight by more than 5 per cent, decreasing their overall risk for developing type two diabetes and heart disease. As well as losing weight, most participants also increased their fruit and vegetable intake and improved their mental health.

Habit-based interventions have the potential to change how we think about weight management and, importantly, how we behave.

The habits in the habit-forming group, developed by Weight Concern (a UK charity) were:

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Mar 23

Weight loss: From being joked about, people call me an inspiration now! – Times of India

If you thought ghar ka khana is full of oil and spices and couldn't help you lose weight, think again. Abhinav Mishra's weight loss story is an example that eating the right food and counting calories can help you get in shape, without having to quit on your favourites.To know how he lost 32 kilos in 10 months, read his transformation story below:Name: Abhinav MishraOccupation: Software Engineer

Age: 26

Height: 5 feet 8 inches

City: Noida

Highest weight recorded: 100 kilos

Weight lost:32 kilos

Duration it took me to lose weight: 10 months

The turning point: I always felt lethargic, sluggish and underconfident. I was also diagnosed with a thyroid imbalance. It was in May 2019 I decided to take things into my hand and work on myself.

My breakfast: My breakfast is the heaviest meal of my day, ranging from 800 - 900 calories. Initially, I had a roti/paratha with dal and sabzi, but these days as I am working on building abs, I just have 2 - 3 cups of daal with half a cup of rice and a protein shake.

My lunch: I generally eat a paneer sandwich(brown bread) for lunch and another cup or two of daal, if I feel hungry.

My dinner: I tend to skip dinner or eat some fruits/ salad. I have a glass of milk before I go to bed.

Pre-workout meal: I have no set pre-workout meal, just something with a few carbs and protein. Sometimes, it's just a coffee.

Post-workout meal: I just have a protein shake after my workout which is usually early in the morning (6 am).

I still try to not cheat too much and practice portion control. If I eat from outside, I moderate or skip the next meal. Although I do try to make healthier choices with junk food now. My favourites are momos, sandwiches and grilled platters.

My workout: Initially, I started slow. I exercised for 20 mins every day following a YouTube video I found online. After about 2 months or so I started to see results. I lost around 6 kgs of weight in this while. Post this, I decided to take my diet and workout to the next level.

I wake up every day at 5 am in the morning and go to the gym at 6 am. This way my workout is complete by 8 am. I do a PUSH-PULL LEGS split, and add 10 mins of cardio every day. I run on Sunday. I also do 6-7 ab workouts after office.

Low-calorie recipes I swear by: I would like to tell people to not shy away from Indian food. Dal is very low calorie and full of protein. Chole and rajma have a lot of good fibre plus protein. Paneer and grilled veggies, too are nutritious and taste well.

Fitness secrets I unveiled: Start slow and build a habit. Cut off the junk, you know what it is. Diet is 70% of the game, and exercise only 30. You don't need any special diet, just track what you eat, add portion control, and switch to healthier choices. Slowly get used to your new diet. Fitness is a marathon, not a race.

How do I stay motivated? To be honest, more than motivation, it is the discipline that matters. You do it with a goal in mind and you do it for yourself, nothing else is going to work better. Sometimes, you have to simply PUSH yourself and make it to the gym I haven't missed a single day of workout and when I couldn't make it, I used to work out at home. If the gym was closed, I would go running. Only when I was unwell I took a break. If you enjoy your workout, it won't feel bad. You have to build that habit.

How do you ensure you dont lose focus? You are going to have ups and downs. It is alright that you missed your workout for a day, or your diet wasn't perfect for a day. Keep your eyes on the bigger picture.Don't compare your progress to others. Keep working on yourself and keep improving wherever you can, and you will see results soon.

Whats the most difficult part of being overweight? Being overweight affects your confidence, makes you feel sluggish and lethargic and is bad for your health in the long term. I am amazed by the changes I feel after being in shape.

What shape do you see yourself 10 years down the line? I want to sport a chiselled look and not have a dad-bod.

What are the lifestyle changes you made? Food is fuel for your body. Making small, disciplined changes lead to exponential results. I now eat out but do not overindulge. Working out regularly also helps me fight stress. I also make sure to drink atleast 3-4 litres of water every day. My sleep schedule is back on track too.

What was the lowest point for you? It has to be the time when I was constantly feeling lethargic and devoid of energy. I am young, I shouldn't be this unhealthy. Some people told me that I can't keep fit for life, but I just shrugged those negative feedback off.

Weight loss: From being joked about, people call me an inspiration now! - Times of India

Mar 23

The Coronavirus Makes Having Work Friends More Important Than Ever: 6 Tips For Building The Best Relationships – Forbes

The coronavirus makes friends at work more important than ever.

Youve known that having good work friends can help you be more satisfied and stay at your job longer, but in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, they are more important than ever. While youre working from home, and while youre practicing social distancing, friends are critical to mental health and overall wellbeing. Friends help you gain perspective, tap into self-control and offer your bestat work and in your community.

Youve heard of the classic marshmallow testthe evaluation where children are told they may have one treat immediately or they may have two treats if they wait until the researcher returns to the room. Children who delay gratification and exercise self-control turn out to have more success later in life. A new twist on the marshmallow test points to the power of relationships. Research in Psychological Science provided children with a similar conundrum. This time they assigned the children a partner whom they had met, but who was in a separate room. Children could have one cookie immediately, or if they and their partner both held off on eating it, they could both have two cookies. Children who were in the situation with a partner were found to be able to delay gratification more often.

This is the power of partnerships and being in a context where cooperation is valued. In addition, it points to the positive influence of social obligationor reciprocityin which people expect they owe something to others when they are in a relationship together. Its social obligation that keeps us home during the coronavirus pandemic and causes us to make decisions that are not just in our own best interest, but in the best interest of the whole of the community.

Even when were working from home and forced apart physically, work is fundamentally social, and it is a rare job which doesnt require high amounts of collaboration. In addition, we know from Vital Friends by Tom Rath, having a best friend at work is a primary reason people choose to stay with an organization.

So, if cooperation, collegiality and friendship are so important for success through work, how can you build powerful friendships in the work experienceespecially when youre not in the office together? Here are six tips:

Seek out tasks. One of the most powerful ways to build relationships at work iswellthrough the work. While team building is a nice-to-have, winning the three-legged race with a colleague isnt possible at the moment and it was less likely, anyway, to cement a bond. Working on a tough project together, collaborating on a challenging topic or working together on a difficult customer issue are much more likely to ensure long-lasting connection. Its task-oriented efforts that build relationships most intensely.

Avoid competing. While competition is seemingly part of all kinds of work, it can be more impactful to find ways to cooperate internally and ensure competition is turned outside of the organization. Working together to beat the competition or create new innovations that will help your business recover after COVID-19 will win the day and will make your time with colleagues more rewarding.

Help others get ahead. In the marshmallow experiment, making a good decision (putting off eating the treat) helped both the first child and the child with whom s/he was partnered. Work is like this too. Do your best work so others can do theirs. Follow up, follow through and be responsive to others around you, so they can in turn do good work. Especially when there are so many day-to-day challenges in living life in new ways, responsiveness toward people at work will help remove friction when there are so many other, non-work-related challenges all of us must face.

Be real. Sometimes, the best support is a colleague who can realize how tough something is and validate you. In a study by Drexel University related to weight loss, people were able to lose more weight when they were reminded how difficult the task was. This type of approach had a greater positive impact than simply encouraging or cheerleading (you can do it). It seems having someone put a name to your reality and reinforce your experience can have a positive effect. This is the kind of friendship to seek and offerthose who can be realistic about challenges and offer support to help you get through them.

Listen. New research from Wake Forest University found peoples cortisol levels, a measure of their stress levels, were positively affected when they were supported by a partner who listened and acknowledged their feelings. This kind of support is known as safe haven support. Look for the kind of relationships where there is time for camaraderie and empathy in addition to the requisite problem solving needed for the work.

Offer challenging perspectives. In addition to building relationships where there is safe haven support, also seek relationships with support that challenges you. In order to do our best, we need friends who will be brutally honest and point out where we can do better. These are the friends who will tell you that you have the figurative spinach in your teeth. Team members who can help you correct a less-than-helpful trait and become better are the friends who will help you succeed in the long term.

The circumstances created by the coronavirus make friendship more important than ever. No matter what were going through and no matter what our age, friends can help us be our best and building great relationships through work is always good for your career and your effectiveness. Make the most of your relationships with others at work by bonding over work tasks, avoiding competing with others, helping others, being real, listening and offering challenging perspectives. These are the kinds of patterns that enhance your success and help ensure youre surrounded by people who will help you be your best through our immediate struggles with the coronavirus and when the world returns to a new normal.

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