Can a product that helps you lose weight also help you get stronger at the same time? 

Most of us know that being overweight isn’t good for our health and that it increases the risk of many diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer. 

Yet body weight can significantly affect mental health, as well.

A recent study from Cornell University showed a strong correlation between obesity and depression. Counseling as a treatment validated the fact that the social stigma of overweight impacts mood in some women.

Are you a Millennial?" If so, you were born between 1982 and 2001, and it may be your generation that now influences increased concerns with body image and transforming the diet landscape for all of us.

A recent report by Mills and Hogue published in Science Direct concludes that social media engagement with attractive peers actually worsened body image in young adult women.

“We really need to educate young people on how social media use could be making them feel about themselves and how this could even be linked to stringent dieting, eating disorders, or excessive exercise. There are people who may be triggered by social media and who are especially vulnerable,” concludes Mills.

What it boils down to is some people diet because they have a poor body image, not because they want to feel better or be healthy. 

You just had your baby, and emotions are running high. The arrival of your newborn brings overwhelming joy. Yet your feelings may also be mixed when dealing with body changes. 

But, oh yes, you can lose that baby weight.

Most women lose half of their baby weight six weeks postpartum. You can figure on returning to your pre-pregnancy weight between 6 to 8 months after delivery. 

But, did you know that by baby’s first birthday, 25 percent of new mothers are still holding on to excess postpartum weight gain?

If you're a new mom and eager to get out of those stretched-out elastic waistbands and feel slim again, read on. 

The Relation of Weight Loss and Aging

Psst! Don’t look now, but your neighborhood is being invaded.

There’s an army of people slowing shuffling around town. You can spot them because they’re covering themselves up with baggy sweatpants, oversized t-shirts, and baseball caps.

Who are they? 

They’re 196,200,000 Americans or 60% of the entire U.S. population. 

They’re people over age 30 who are trying to cover up. Partly because sweats are easier to put on and take off for those of us who have aching joints. 

Partly because they’re not happy that getting older has made their bodies softer and saggier.