4-Week Summer Slimdown

Get toned and healthy in just four weeks with this fast and easy-to-follow plan.

4-Week Summer Slimdown

Fit into your summer clothes in just one month with Dr. Oz’s 4-Week Summer Slimdown plan! Follow these steps to feel healthier and get toned without drastically changing your lifestyle or giving up your favorite foods.

Start Each Morning With a Coffee-Cleanse Smoothie

Ditch your coffee crutch with a delicious and healthy coffee-cleanse smoothie recipe. It will give you the caffeine boost you need without all of the extra calories. Plus, it's packed with nutrients to keep you energized throughout the morning.

4 Steps to Shedding Your Pandemic Pounds

Forgive yourself, and start walking toward a healthier you.

For those of you who have put on the Pandemic Pounds or added several new COVID Curves, you are not alone. Alarmingly, the American Psychological Association has recently published that almost half of all adults in their survey now have a larger physique. In fact, 42% of people reported gaining roughly 15 pounds (the average published was surprisingly 29 pounds but that included outliers) over the past year. Interestingly, 20% of adults in this survey lost about 12 pounds (I am surely not in this group). Clearly, there is a relationship between stress and weight change. In addition, one in four adults disclosed an increase in alcohol consumption, and 67% of participants distressingly revealed that they have new sleeping patterns.

This past year has brought about what has been called the 'new normal.' Social isolation and inactivity due to quarantining and remote working have sadly contributed to the decline in many people's mental and physical health, as demonstrated by the widespread changes in people's weight, alcohol consumption, and sleeping patterns. Gym closures, frequent ordering of unhealthy takeout, and increased time at home cooking and devouring comfort foods have had a perceptible impact. In addition, many people have delayed routine medical care and screening tests over fear of contracting Covid-19 during these visits. Unfortunately, the 'new normal' has now placed too many people at risk for serious health consequences, including heart attacks and strokes.

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