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Resolution and Weight/Weight Loss Revelations

aflogo-96x96Let’s face it. These days, weight loss tops the list of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions. Of course many also hope to get a new job, better education, etc., However it seems that all but the conviction to shed a problematic fat suit is engulfed in the wake of the post-holiday surrender to reality.

Not that we are lazy or that we give up easily, it’s just that continuing on with the same job or level of education does not increase our risk of diabetes, heart attack, stroke, along with a whole host of serious health issues that are part of and parcel of being—and staying— overweight. (In other words, your physician will not peer at you from behind a furrowed brow of concern in response to your modest salary.)

Many of us view the debut of a new year as a solid, tangible break from the past that translates into a “break” from our old, unhealthy habits. It’s a whole new paradigm; another chance.

As we should. Depending on your disposition, you can either view the American obesity epidemic as discouraging or an opportunity for growth; *not* in the physical sense of course.

Percentages of Overweight Americans Ages 20+


  • More than two-thirds (68.8 percent) of adults are considered to be overweight or obese.
  • More than one-third (35.7 percent) of adults are considered to be obese.
  • More than 1 in 20 (6.3 percent) have extreme obesity.
  • Almost 3 in 4 men (74 percent) are considered to be overweight or obese.
  • The prevalence of obesity is similar for both men and women (about 36 percent).
  • About 8 percent of women are considered to have extreme obesity.

Source: Weight-control Information Network

Yesterday we wrote about some healthy weight findings that we found to be a little unorthodox: A recent study claims that those who carry a few extra pounds around have a lower risk of premature death than that of their healthy weight counterparts. The article does not address obesity however. A person is obese when their BMI (body mass index) is 30 percent or above.

This is a different story. An article in USA Today “weighs” in on the topic with the help of a few reputable physicians. The piece is a fitting follow-up to yesterday’s post. Plus it includes links to diet and exercise tips and information on how to lose weight by forming healthier habits.

Need help sticking to your resolutions? We do too!

 

Are you a happy ActiveForever customer? We want to see you!

aflogo-96x96Here at ActiveForever there’s only one thing we love more than getting to know our customers. That is when we actually get to see our customers with BIG happy smiles on their faces.

So you can imagine how thrilled we were to receive this lovely greeting from Jacqueline and her father in California–two loyal and happy ActiveForever customers just saying “Hi!”

We love it! And we want to see more!! In fact, we want to see YOU! Send a pic of yourself using our products and we’ll feature them on our blog.

Send the pics to media@activeforever.com along with your name, location, the product you are using and anything else you want to tell us about yourself.

We can’t wait to see you!!

Jacqueline and her father saying “Hello” to ActiveForever from California!

ActiveForever Mobility Aids featured on Stroke-Network.com

ActiveForever-logoActiveForever has teamed up with Stroke-Network.com to address the issues surrounding Stroke recovery.

This week we discussed mobility aids for the different steps of the rehabilitation process. After all, you’ll never reach your recovery goals if you don’t keep moving.

The Carex Ultra Ride Rollator Transport Chair is versatile enough to accompany you through each step of the recovery process. $127.32

We carry an extensive line of Carex mobility products at the best prices in our Stroke and Neuro Rehab line. These products are smart, adaptable for different phases of progress, and created with the goal of progress in mind.

According to to the American Stroke Association, Stroke is the No. 4 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States. Although in recent years there have been increasing occurrences in younger adults as well.

Stroke kills more than 137,000 people a year. There are different types of Strokes, however a commonality is the fact that likelihood for survival and speedy recovery is increased exponentially with timely detection and treatment.

That’s why we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to raise awareness of the signs, symptoms, effects and issues, surrounding Stroke.