Weight Management

The farmer’s market is your ticket to healthy eating this summer. According to Atlantic Health System dietitians, the time between when a fruit or vegetable is harvested and when you actually eat it impacts the content of its vitamins and minerals. For this reason, locally-grown produce that you can obtain at or right before prime ripeness offer greater nutritional value than imported foods. As an added bonus for families, farmer’s markets expose kids to healthier snack options and teach them about the growing and harvesting process. Read more >



Weight Management Programs and Screenings


Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available.


Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery Support Group
Adults who have had bariatric surgery or those thinking about having the procedure can receive mutual support and encouragement, as they adjust to the changes in their bodies.
First Tuesday of every month; 6:00 to 7:00pm
Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference and Education Center
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 

Weight Management Articles

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To some people, keeping a food diary might seem old hat or just another busy-work task on your diet to-do list. But when done correctly (and diligently), it's a very effective tool for losing weight and keeping it off.

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Fast food and processed foods trigger deep-seated instincts in the human brain that likely promote overeating, a new study suggests.

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It's no secret that Americans need to move more. Yet our jobs often require us to sit for eight to 10 hours a day -- at home, the office or behind the wheel -- often getting up only for lunch and trips to the bathroom.

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Obese people are at increased risk for the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation, which can cause complications such as heart failure and stroke.

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