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  • 5 Tips to Eat Healthy During the Holidays

    Eating healthy during the holidays can seem daunting as the season often disrupts our routines, for joyful and/or stressful reasons. Stress is a common culprit with lots to organize, including but not limited to travel. Social gatherings and reuniting with family are reasons to cheer but the decadent meals can bring many temptations. The good news is that practical tips can help you eat healthy ...
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  • Planning Your Exercise at Each Phase of Your Menstrual Cycle

    Understanding how your menstrual cycle works can help you make more informed choices about your exercise routines. Designing your workouts around each phase of your cycle can yield better results and motivate you more. When your exercise is challenging but not exhausting or frustrating, you are more likely to build good habits. Remember that nobody knows your body as well as you do, so if you feel ...
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  • What Is the Stabilization Phase in Weight Loss?

    After completing a weight loss plan, your results may only be short-term without the proper tools and guidance to help you build healthy, lasting habits. Your body will likely want to regain the lost weight, which is why the weight stabilization phase is important to ensure you maintain your new weight. Working with nutritionists and other health professionals can make a significant difference in ...
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  • 8 Health Benefits of Walking

    Walking is a low-impact activity for all ages, from children to seniors, and is practical to do solo or as a group. It is never too late to build a walking routine and even 30 minutes a day can bring positive results for your physical and mental health. It doesn’t require specific equipment or training, although sturdy and supportive shoes are a must to help with posture and comfort. You can also ...
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  • 5 Things that Separate Dieting from a Lifestyle Change

    5 Things that Separate Dieting from a Lifestyle Change The dieting industry is a booming business raking in billions of dollars every year. So many fad diets hit the market and promise quick results, but while many of them offer short-term weight loss, most fail in the long run. That’s because not only are these diets unsustainable, but the mindset of dieting is all wrong in the first place. The ...
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  • How to Start a Mediterranean Diet

    How to Start a Mediterranean Diet The reason the Mediterranean diet became so popular is because Italian and Greek adults in the 1960s had the lowest rates of chronic disease in the world, despite have more limited access to medical services. Unlike fad diets that come and go like changes in the weather, the Mediterranean diet is a healthy staple that helps fight against heart disease, specific ...
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  • What Causes Rapid Weight Fluctuation?

    Common Causes of Weight Fluctuation and When to Be Concerned The average adult’s weight fluctuates up to five or six pounds per day, so daily weight fluctuation is quite normal. Your weight fluctuation depends on a wide variety of factors, such as what you eat and drink as well as how much you exercise and sleep. Usually, daily or even weekly weight fluctuations are not a cause for concern. If you ...
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  • What Causes Rapid Weight Fluctuation?

    Common Causes of Weight Fluctuation and When to Be Concerned The average adult’s weight fluctuates up to five or six pounds per day, so daily weight fluctuation is quite normal. Your weight fluctuation depends on a wide variety of factors, such as what you eat and drink as well as how much you exercise and sleep. Usually, daily or even weekly weight fluctuations are not a cause for concern. If you ...
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  • What Foods Are Good for Digestion Problems?

    10 Foods That Will Help Get Your Digestion on the Right Track According to a recent survey, 74% of Americans are living with digestive problems like diarrhea, gas, bloating, and abdominal pain. Digestive problems can be caused by a variety of issues, like an unhealthy lifestyle, food sensitivity, and poor diet. A lack of fiber or probiotic-rich foods is often to blame for these issues. ...
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  • What Does Lean Body Mass Mean?

    How to Calculate Lean Body Mass In the fitness and weight loss world, the term “lean body mass” is often thrown around, but unless you have spent extensive time reading up on medical weight loss and health, it can be a little confusing. The team at Soza Weight Loss is committed to helping you along your fitness journey and helping you lose weight in healthy ways. If this includes becoming leaner ...
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  • How Does Stress Affect Your Weight?

    What Is Stress? When we talk about stress, we are referring to the feeling of being overwhelmed due to mental and emotional pressure. When you feel threatened, a chemical reaction happens in your body that allows you to behave in a way that will prevent injury. Cortisol is the primary stress hormone and it increases glucose in the bloodstream, which enhances the brain’s use of glucose and ...
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  • How to Strengthen the Digestive System

    What Is the Job of the Digestive System? When it comes to your digestive system, it is extremely important to keep it functional and strong. Your digestive system is responsible for taking whole foods and turning them into energy and nutrients to allow your body to function, grow, and repair itself. Proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and waters are all nutrients that your body ...
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  • Is It Harder to Lose Weight in the Summer?

    Pros and Cons of Trying to Lose Weight in the Summer If you are on a weight loss journey, the summer can prove to be a bump in the road on many levels. There are many facts that are stacked for and against individuals who are trying to lose weight. For one, temptations pile up in the summer. Research shows that “according to the studies out of University of Massachusetts Medical School and ...
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  • What Does Cortisol Do in the Body?

    Why It Is So Important to Have the Right Levels of Cortisol Cortisol, better known as the “stress hormone,” serves many key purposes in the body. Most cells in the body have cortisol receptors, so the hormone can affect many different functions throughout the body. Cortisol is produced from cholesterol in the two adrenal glands at the top of each kidney. Some of the functions of cortisol include: ...
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  • Why Does Louisiana Rank as One of America’s Unhealthiest States?

    Factors That Contribute to Low Access to Healthcare in Louisiana If you live in Louisiana, then you know there is so much to love about the Pelican State. Brimming with sports fanatics, a subtropical climate, mouthwatering Cajun and Creole cuisine, and a lower cost of living than the rest of the country, it is easy to see why almost 5 million people call Louisiana home. Sadly, the state we love ...
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