Does Obesity cause Back Pain?

Anyone that is overweight can have minor to major problems involving pain throughout the body. It all depends on how severe the obesity is. Many studies have been conducted and the results always involve more medical problems for individuals such as arthritis, diabetes, and back pain. Why the back? When you become overweight, the abdominal …

Obesity is a Disease

“Obesity has been called many things — an epidemic, a major public health problem, an urgent chronic condition — but is it a disease? The American Medical Association (AMA), the largest physician organization in the nation, has decided that it is. One in three American adults is obese, and the rate of obesity in children …

Health Benefits of Losing Weight

Today, more than 1/3 (about 35%) of citizens in the United States are obese (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, January 2012). Sadly, this number is increasing at faster rates each year. Thankfully there are many simple day-to-day habits that can be done to change this number. However, these habits are rarely accomplished and can …