Want to Lose a Ton? Santa Clarita Weight Loss Resources
In spring 2013, KHTS did some research for the most recent, credible and, we hope, useful information about obesity, lifestyle changes and losing weight, including links to Santa Clarita weight loss information and resources.
We also gathered links to several AM 1220 KHTS news stories, podcasts and features on the KHTS website at HometownStation.com. Various Santa Clarita and Santa Clarita Valley weight loss and exercise experts contributed them.
We hope you find them helpful if you’re interested in losing weight and regaining and maintaining health and happiness.
1). Adult Obesity Facts –
Data and statistics on affected groups and prevalence in the U.S. from the Centers for Disease Control.
2). Obesity: Causes –
WebMD lists obesity’s causes.
3). Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity –
The National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) lists risk factors for obesity.
4). How are Overweight and Obesity Diagnosed? –
The NHBLI offers more on how to assess your weight by calculating BMI and measuring your waist size.
5). Aim for a Healthy Weight –
A 35+ page booklet from the NHLBI has info on calculating Body Mass Index (BMI), risk factors, when/how to lose weight, tips for healthy eating and physical activity, setting weight loss goals and more. It also includes suggestions for what to order while dining out, a walking program, more options to medication and surgery.
6). Overweight Adults: Guidelines on Identification, Evaluation and Treatment
This is an expanded version of the NHLBI “Aim for a Healthy Weight” booklet.
7). How Weight Loss Benefits Health –
WebMD details weight-loss benefits.
8). Debunking Weight-loss and Nutrition Myths –
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) debunks myths about weight loss, food and physical activity in a “Myth vs. Fact” format.
9). Dietary Guidelines for Good Health –
WebMD lists foods to increase/reduce in a diet, drawing data from the USDA’s “Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010”
10). With Fruits and Veggies, More Matters –
WebMD offers suggestions on how to work more fruit and vegetables into a daily diet.
11). Healthy Eating for a Healthy Weight –
The CDC defines a healthy eating plan.
12). Healthy Eating: Getting Support When Changing Your Eating Habits –
WebMD surveys how social support helps you stick to your diet, with information about where you can find it.
13). Curb Your Cravings –
https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/health/care/!ut/p/c4/FcpBDsIgEEDRs_QAk5FJQ6m7KnCFirsJIZWkTBuCen0lf_fy8Yn_hD9545YP4R0fGGKSlupV3q3mrrj266y8FcYgB0SOr9SNa8txTxhI350npUH7aQal3AWMtRYMjZ7mRY_kbniWYr7LMPwA8LX3Fg!!/Kaiser-Permanente offers five ways you can avoid the impulse to overeat.
14). End Emotional Eating –
Kaiser-Permanente addresses eating due to boredom or stress and suggests alternatives.
15). Weight Management: Overview –
WebMD notes most diets do not work and can actually be bad for you.
16). Very Low-Calorie Diets –
The NIDDK surveys risks and benefits associated with this specific diet, used to promote quick weight loss.
17). How to Read the Nutrition Label –
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration provides tips on deciphering the ingredients list on packaged and processed foods.
18). Video: Healthy Shopping, Cooking and Snacking for Busy Families –
Kaiser-Permanente produced videos with recipes and food tips.
19). Video: Light Cucumber Salad – Food Network –
This is one episode from the Food Network series “Healthy Appetite.” You will find a few more related videos in the right sidebar.
21). Exercise Activities –
The ADA offers many suggestions for activities which can count as exercise.
22). More Exercise and Physical Activity Ideas –
WebMD compiles a more extensive exercise activities list.
23). Assess Your Environment –
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) provides a guide to how our environment affects our weight. “Your surroundings affect your health and weight” includes pages on home inventory, shopping list, neighborhood and work inventory.
24). Sleep Health –
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ HealthyPeople.gov site sheds light on how sleep disorders are associated with an increased obesity risk, among other life-shortening conditions.
25). Sure Signs of Success –
Weight Watchers offers more ways to measure success besides the number on the weight scale. Weight Watchers has three locations in Santa Clarita – Saugus, Valencia and Newhall.
Santa Clarita Weight Loss – Hometownstation.com Links
1). Alive and Well (March 6, 2013) –
KHTS Podcast: Contrary to a newly published study, being overweight does not allow you to live longer! Host Karena Lineback and Co-Host Crystal Lacy Edwards spoke about a recent study.
2). Green Tea: Good Inside and Out (March 6, 2012) –
KHTS Feature: Health and Beauty story with references to how drinking green tea can help with weight management (by Rosemary Murphy).
3). Weight Loss Reality Show to Hold Auditions Feb. 4 (Jan. 20, 2012) –
KHTS News story: “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” reality TV show (by Carol Rock).
4). Weight Loss Surgery Available Close to Home at PRMC (July 23, 2011) –
KHTS News story (by Carol Rock).
5). Maximize Your Metabolism (May 20, 2011) –
KHTS Feature (by Juliana Menchaca, Valencia Pharmacy).
6). Weight Control the Natural Way (April 9, 2011) –
KHTS Feature: The “homeopathic” method can be another avenue for those looking to control their weight and appetite (by Marie Pyle).
7). Blood Type Dieting: An Innovative Way to Diet (April 4, 2011) –
KHTS Feature: With the blood type diet, you match your blood type to the advised way of diet and exercise (by Juliana Menchaca, Valencia Pharmacy).
8). How to Burn 900-2,500 Calories a Day at Hot Yoga Heaven (Feb. 28, 2011) –
KHTS Feature: A look at hot yoga’s positive effects: weight loss, toned body (by Rita Ward).
9). Dr. Kelly Herta (DC)’s “Body Wellness” Series (2008) –
KHTS Features: A series by Dr. Herta from the Aligned Health Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Santa Clarita.