Bariatric Fitness; Exercise and Brain Health!
August 9, 2018

Bariatric Fitness; Exercise and Brain Health!

For those who have undergone or are considering bariatric surgery, one of the more exciting and less talked about the benefits of weight loss are the impacts on brain health. Obesity has a multitude of negative effects on the brain and with weight loss comes the ability to improve brain function and overall brain health. Along with a healthy weight and nutritious diet, one of the best ways to improve brain health is through regular exercise. The benefits to the brain from exercise are nearly an exact inverse of the negative impacts on the brain from obesity.

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Bariatric Supplements: Calcium Deficiency Following Surgery
July 31, 2018

Bariatric Supplements: Calcium Deficiency Following Surgery

We have all been told by our parents to drink milk as kids to get calcium and grow up strong and tall. For those who have had bariatric surgery such as gastric bypass, lactose intolerance is a common side effect and dairy products should be avoided. Calcium plays an important role in our overall health and nearly half of all bariatric patients experience calcium deficiency following surgery. For those who experience calcium deficiency, our parents would tell us to take a quality calcium supplement.

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Bariatric Diet; The King and Peasant Strategy
July 17, 2018

Bariatric Diet; The King and Peasant Strategy

At work, I often find myself too busy to take a lunch so I eat a quick small meal and get back to it so I can meet my boss’s deadline. When I get home, I am starving and eat a giant meal then sit on the couch and snack until bedtime. Sound familiar?

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Bariatric Fitness; Low Impact Cardio
July 9, 2018

Bariatric Fitness; Low Impact Cardio

In our previous bariatric fitness blog, we offered some advice for overweight individuals who want to get started on a fitness routine and where to begin. We emphasized the importance of not overdoing it, mixing cardio with light weight lifting, stretching, not being intimidated, making and plan and setting goals, making lifestyle changes, and starting with low impact exercises. Today we are going to expand on the topic of low impact cardiovascular exercises for bariatric patients to assist with weight loss.

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Bariatric Supplements; The Importance of Capsule Dissolution Time
June 29, 2018

Bariatric Supplements; The Importance of Capsule Dissolution Time

When we take a vitamin supplement, most of us only look at what the product says on the ingredients label and the price. We automatically assume we are receiving the benefits of the supplement that the manufacturer claims.

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Bariatric Diet; What Do I Eat Now?
June 19, 2018

Bariatric Diet; What Do I Eat Now?

Those who have undergone a bariatric procedure such as gastric bypass, sleeve, or band to lose weight now face the important task of structuring a proper post-operative diet. The bad eating and drinking habits that have lead to obesity and subsequently weight loss surgery need to be replaced by a proper, well-balanced diet.

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Bariatric Fitness; Where Do I Start?
June 12, 2018

Bariatric Fitness; Where Do I Start?

For overweight individuals who have had bariatric surgery or need to lose weight to be considered for surgery, physical fitness is essential. A healthy weight has a multitude of health benefits such as reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes, blood pressure, depression, and more.

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Bariatric Supplements; Fillers and Why You Must Avoid Them!
June 6, 2018

Bariatric Supplements; Fillers and Why You Must Avoid Them!

Most of us assume that by simply taking a supplement we are automatically improving our health. We trust in what the supplement companies say will benefit us by taking their products. Unfortunately, most of the so-called “healthy” supplements out there are anything but healthy.

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Filler Free Multivitamins
March 28, 2018

Filler Free Multivitamins

For over 18 years, Vita4Life! has continued to grow and thrive based on our simple philosophy of highest quality, innovation, integrity and client service. These principles continue to define us to solidify our position in the supplement industry. Health care professionals for years have trusted and relied upon our family of products with every confidence, knowing their clients are receiving quality supplements.

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Our Best Multi Vitamins
February 22, 2018

Our Best Multi Vitamins

For over 18 years, Vita4Life! has continued to grow and thrive based on our simple philosophy of highest quality, innovation, integrity and client service. These principles continue to define us to solidify our position in the supplement industry. Health care professionals for years have trusted and relied upon our family of products with every confidence, knowing their clients are receiving quality supplements.

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