Saturday, March 12, 2016

Are You Ready for a Weight Loss Center?

We all struggle with weight gain occasionally. But sometimes, that weight can get the better of us—it can be difficult to get rid of, or it can pose a threat to our health.

The good news is that you don’t have to worry about working off stubborn weight on your own. Weight loss centers can help, and we’re here to tell you how to know when the best thing to do is knock on their door.

If You’re Serious About Shedding Pounds
We’ve all tried to lose weight on our own. It’s just that for many of us, staying on the weight loss wagon is really hard. Life happens. Major events threaten your equilibrium and you turn to food—or you get pregnant, and it’s actually important not to lose weight for a little while.

But eventually something clicks and you get determined to get excess weight off. Maybe you get a negative report from the doctor and you have to lose weight to live longer. Or maybe there’s someone new in your life and you realize that extra weight is going to shorten the life you want to spend with them.

Whatever the reason, once you get truly serious about losing weight is the right time to visit a weight loss center like True Weight Loss Solutions in Chattanooga, TN.

If Fad Diets Haven’t Worked
One of the things you’ve probably tried on your own is to lose weight with what WebMD calls fad diets. We all know the market is flooded with them. They must work for some people or they wouldn’t be so popular—but who knows who those people are, right!?

The point is that a weight loss center is the perfect place to turn if you’ve tried diets and failed. Maybe they failed because they were too restrictive and you got hungry. Maybe because the diet didn’t work with your metabolism. Maybe because you lost motivation.

Weight loss centers eliminate a lot of the problems with fad diets because they provide professional medical knowledge, accountability, and tailoring to each body’s needs. A diet can’t do all of these things, can it?

If You Like Being On a Team
We mentioned accountability. When you’re on your own losing weight, it’s easy to lose focus and motivation. Without anyone coming alongside to check in with your progress, you can get tunnel vision and feel that’s it easiest to quit.
If you like working with others to achieve a goal, a weight loss center is probably the best way to go. Having a team of professionals like Health Magazine talks about in this article egging you on and helping you make adjustments at the right time is of huge importance for achieving and maintaining weight loss goals.

Even if you don’t really like the idea of working on something personal like weight loss with other people, a weight loss center is worth considering. Knowing that you’re going to let someone down next week because you got lazy really is quite a motivator!

Have you ever joined a weight loss clinic?
So how do you know if you’re ready for a weight loss center? Here are three clues: you’re extremely serious about shedding pounds; you’re discouraged by the failure of diet plans; and you want a team to keep you motivated in your weight loss goals. There are other reasons to sign up with a clinic like this too—so what’s yours?

Have you ever joined such a place? Tell us about it! Was the team of doctors easy to work with? Did knowing you’d have to report on your weekly activities motivate you to stay on track with your weight loss goals? Leave us a comment now!

This article was provided by guest blogger: Sally Baggett. Sally holds a master's degree in literature and has been a copy editor and blog writer since 2009. Not only does she also teach writing at the college level, she is a busy mom to two precious little girls.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Can I Talk to the Vet Please?

Have you ever called a veterinary office to inquire after a situation your pet was in? You may have been intercepted by a receptionist, or you may have gotten a direct line to the vet himself.

But how do you know that the person who answers the phone is the one you’re looking for in a pet emergency? Or how do you know they’ve got the best info for your circumstance?

Listen closely and ask a few questions.

The Pickup
Did you know that you can call your vet for free advice at any time? That’s right—it’s just like calling the nurse at your doctor’s office when you have an ailment you can’t fix on your own. And just like the nurse does, if there’s a situation the vet can’t address over the phone, she’ll recommend you come in and be seen.

But the key here is that it’s your vet. It is in fact illegal for vets to give advice without an established doctor/client relationship. If you’ve been dallying about committing to a veterinarian, this is another reason you need to get one and keep seeing him.

So when you call a vet’s office, someone is going to answer your call. The receptionist, the vet tech, the vet, who ever is closest and has the time. You can dive right in with your complaint, or you can be polite and ask to whom you are speaking. This will save confusion and wasted time—especially if it’s the receptionist!

And keep in mind that even if you call your vet, you might be asked to bring the pet in so as to avoid lawsuits related to misdiagnosis. Read this bold article by a veterinarian to see how vets view the free advice phone call.

The best info?
Once you’ve determined who you’re speaking with, how do you know they’ve got the best info? For starters, as long as you’re talking to a professional—either a tech or the vet—you’re pretty much safe.

Most veterinary offices, like Nashville-based Nippers Corner Pet Medical Center, train their staff well to handle incoming calls. You can imagine that they run the gamut—from horses throwing up to constipated dogs and cats, vet techs are trained just as much as vets with advice for paying patients.

And don’t be alarmed—most, if not all, vets are not out to get your money when they advise you to come in. Most have an overload of patients and don’t really need the extra income—but they do want to help, so follow their instructions.

Is it the vet or a vet tech?
Finally, if you get the veterinary technician on the phone, you are automatically in safe hands. They will give basic advice, which means peace of mind for any pet owner. Vet techs have received at least a 2-year associate’s in veterinary technology, plus they are trained by their vets.

But you can also look at some things online regarding symptoms. This Banfield Pet Hospital database has tons of FAQs you may learn from. You can also (and we advise this) call your vet after reading the website to confirm that what you read is best for your pet. A vet office with which your pet has a relationship is going to be better than the internet any day of the week.

Have you ever called your vet?
Have you ever called the vet in a panic? Perhaps your dog came running inside with a wild carcass in his mouth. Or perhaps he started vomiting out of nowhere. What did you do—pick up the phone or tap the keyboard?

Leave us a comment with your story! Our readers would love to hear!

This article was provided by guest blogger: Sally Baggett. Sally holds a master's degree in literature and has been a copy editor and blog writer since 2009. Not only does she also teach writing at the college level, she is a busy mom to two precious little girls.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Say Goodbye to Meds and Surgery

If you have chronic pain, did you know that you have more options than what most doctors have access to?

That’s right—if you keep going to the doctor for a pain condition that either you know won’t go away or that your doctor isn’t quite sure why you have, you have more options.

In cases like this, doctors tend to prescribe more and more aggressive pain meds and surgeries in order to resolve chronic pain (pain lasting longer than three months).

But since pain conditions like this are caused by different sources—old injuries, diseases, and so on—there should be more treatment options. And that’s where pain clinics like the Center for Spine Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation in Nashville, TN come in.


Even though many doctors like to prescribe opioids such as Percocet, Vicodin, and OxyContin, the truth is that these drugs have long-term effects that most consumers aren’t aware of.

For one thing, according to Consumer Reports, they’re addictive. They may get you through a bad day of your chronic pain problem, but you might find your body asking for them when you’re not in enough pain to justify their use.

For another, they contain narcotics—yes, the same substances contained in life-wrecking drugs like heroin. Knowing this, it’s not as surprising to hear that 46 people per day (nearly 17,000 per year) die from overdoses of these drugs.

Knowing this rather puts you in the mood to hear about alternative therapies, doesn’t it?

Another popular solution to chronic pain is surgery. Sometimes a surgery is truly needed—if you’ve broken a bone that has regrown improperly, for example, and a surgery can easily fix it.

But a lot of times, surgeries actually make things worse. Take the condition known as scoliosis. A lot of people have them, and some cause more pain than others. But undergoing surgery to correct a slight curve can mean opening your spine up to a lot of things you wouldn’t have to simply by learning strengthening exercises—things like pain from metal rods, need for repeat surgeries to maintain the initial one, and so on.

Before agreeing to surgery for any pain relating to the muscular and skeletal systems, you should see an alternative treatment practitioner like a pain clinician or chiropractor to make sure they can’t find a better solution.

Why Pain Clinics Are Awesome
Pain clinics are becoming a wonderful alternative to doctors, addictive medication, and invasive surgeries. Although a pain clinic isn’t for everyone—especially those with acute cases that can be dealt with in a few weeks—it is a wonderful treatment option that more Americans need to be aware of.

Do you struggle with pain in your body that has gone on for more than 3 months? Pain related to things like old injuries or chronic diseases? Instead of throwing an addictive painkiller at it, or allowing a surgery that could end up equaling more pain, seek assistance from alternative therapies first.

What can it hurt, right?

Do you go to a pain clinic for chronic pain?
Pain clinics are a real solution to pain that won’t go away without damaging your body. If you don’t want to get addicted to pain killers (and who sets out to do that, right?) and wish to avoid the rigors of surgery, find a pain management center in your area. The non-invasive solutions you find might just surprise you.

Leave us a comment if this article rings true for you! If you didn’t know that opioids were harmful, or if you never considered the long-term effects of invasive surgery, let us know that we’ve helped you see things a bit differently.

This article was provided by guest blogger: Sally Baggett. Sally holds a master's degree in literature and has been a copy editor and blog writer since 2009. Not only does she also teach writing at the college level, she is a busy mom to two precious little girls.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Dog Grooming: The What & Why

 It’s one of the more dreaded tasks for many dog owners—grooming day. You give Spot a nice, cleansing bath, but he runs outside and rolls in the mud no matter the weather.

And before the bath, you took the time to wrestle the beast for a nail trim and perhaps a quick shave to speed up the shedding process.

All of this took a lot of effort and time, and sometimes it’s easy to talk yourself out of grooming day, especially during rainy seasons. But here’s why you shouldn’t, and how to make it easier so you don’t procrastinate so much.

Why Groom Your Dog
There’s actually a lot of benefits to grooming, otherwise known as hair brushing. It’s not just a way to make your pet look better for park day. It’s good for the coat, the skin, and his body.

Brushing your dog frequently is good for his coat. It removes loose, dead hair and spreads out the natural oils in his fur that make both the skin and coat healthy. Loose hairs, when left to their own devices, tend to become matted. This leads to wads of hair that drag down the skin and causes soreness.

Brushing is good for the skin of your dog because it promotes good circulation. It also keeps grease levels down, which otherwise can block pores and cause sebaceous cysts.

Those are some pretty solid reasons to add brushing (also referred to as grooming) to your daily routine!

When to Bathe Your Dog
As the veterinary team at Nippers Corner Pet Medical Clinic will tell you, bathing your dog on a schedule based on his breed type is very beneficial. While bathing once a month is a good rule of thumb for most breeds, some can use a bath more or less often. Why?

For example, breeds with an oily coat like Bassett Hounds need baths more like once a week in order to prevent blocked pores and to reduce smell.

Breeds with water-resistant coats have natural oils which require less frequent bathing to preserve them. These breeds include Golden Retrievers and Great Pyrenees. And short-haired breeds (Weimaraners and Beagles) perform just fine with less frequent baths.

Baths do your dog good just as brushing does. It keeps excess hair out of the coat, which prevents matting and weighing down the skin. It also keeps their coat and skin free of dirt and parasites. So take stock of your dog’s breed and start a bathing routine to suit him.

Nail Trimming
Nail trimming frequency is based on a few factors. One, you should keep up with the trimming at least once a month if not more often. Dogs who spend a lot of time walking on concrete will need less frequent trims because the hard surface wears down nails.

But if your dog is an indoor pet, trimming the nails every 3 or 4 weeks is the rule of thumb.

One trick to keep your dog calm for this is to trim the nails right after a bath so the nails are softer. Another is to take your time—trim one nail, and if the dog is nervous, let him take a break and come back later in the day for the next nail. Have lots of treats on hand. Also avoid cutting the quick and making the nail bleed, as this experience can increase your dog’s anxiety. Follow the tips in this detailed post for a better nail trimming experience.

How do you give Spot a bath?
As you can see, dog grooming is an important part of a pet’s quality of life. Brush him, bathe him, and trim his nails for a happy pet.

How does your grooming routine go? Do you keep up with daily brushing and monthly baths and nail trims? If not, are you inspired to start now? Leave us a comment about it!

This article was provided by guest blogger: Sally Baggett. Sally holds a master's degree in literature and has been a copy editor and blog writer since 2009. Not only does she also teach writing at the college level, she is a busy mom to two precious little girls.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Most Common Pain Seen at a Pain Management Clinic

For chiropractors, pain management goes hand in hand with spinal adjustments. Why?

Every ailment a patient sees a chiropractor for—unexplained back pain, headaches, you name it—gets a holistic, or whole body, evaluation and treatment. And it doesn’t use medication—something more and more patients are looking for. This makes chiropractic a great solution for managing chronic pain.

Speaking of chronic pain, there are three types that pain management specialists see the most, and that chiropractic happens to also address. Let’s look closely at them.

Lower Back Pain
Chronic pain in the lower back usually indicates that the cause of pain is difficult to identify. Remember that chronic pain is pain that lasts for more than 12 weeks. Usually lower back pain that isn’t related to something chiropractors like the team at True Wellness Chiropractic in Chattanooga, TN, can diagnose, like sciatica or a herniated disc, that goes on for months without ending, is relegated to “chronic pain.”

Once labeled thus, the pain becomes something that must be managed. Most lower back pain is managed well through spinal adjustments administered by a chiropractor, or managed through a variety of means by a pain management specialist.

A pain management specialist will offer things like medication, physical therapy, even cognitive behavioral therapy, to keep the pain from overwhelming the patient. Lower back pain is a big reason people seek out pain management throughout the year.

Neck Pain
There are many things that cause neck pain. The culprit can be anything from sleeping in the same position all night to an old sports injury. But when it comes to chronic pain, the reason for ongoing neck pain is not necessarily so straightforward.

Mayo Clinic says that neck pain is a common complaint, often originating in poor posture. When you experience neck pain—whether you know the cause or not—for more than 3 months, it is considered chronic. At this point, it is best to have the pain managed by either a chiropractor or a pain management specialist.

Chronic neck pain can be caused by any number of things. It can be the result of nerve interference from a herniated disc in the spine. It can be a strained muscle that didn’t heal properly. It can be as simple as repeated bad posture. The best way to address your neck pain is to see a health professional like we’ve already mentioned.

Knee/Joint Pain
Chiropractic treats the musculoskeletal system. Those suffering with joint pain in the world of chronic pain may in fact find relief with chiropractic.

Joint pain is commonly caused by injury or overuse, but diseases like arthritis are also frequent culprits. When you overextend or receive blunt force to the muscles surrounding a joint, the joint becomes strained, causing pain. If it doesn’t heal properly, this can lead to chronic pain, which is where a pain management team comes in. And if a chiropractor isn’t on this team, you really want to look into getting one, because it’s usually pretty effective in treating joint pain.

Why do you get pain management?
The most common types of pain that a pain management center will see are related to lower back, neck, and knee or joint pain. Chiropractic is a great solution alongside the other treatments offered by a pain management team, so consider adding it in if you don’t already receive chiropractic for chronic pain.

What about you—do you attend a pain management center? If so, is your pain related to the musculoskeletal system? Let us know your experience in the comments, especially if a chiropractor is involved!

This article was provided by guest blogger: Sally Baggett. Sally holds a master's degree in literature and has been a copy editor and blog writer since 2009. Not only does she also teach writing at the college level, she is a busy mom to two precious little girls.

Monday, January 25, 2016

What is an Allergist?

An allergist/immunologist is a medical doctor with specialty training in the diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases, asthma and diseases of the immune system.

Most allergies are life-long, so an allergist will generally work with a patient on an ongoing basis to manage his or her condition. If new advances- like new medication, treatments, or testing- offer benefits to a patient, an allergist will likely adjust the patient's treatment.

Extensive education is needed to become an allergist. In addition to completing medical school, an allergist needs:
1. Three years of training in internal medicine or pediatrics and pass the exam of either the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) or the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP).
2. An additional two years of study in an allergy / immunology training program. 

Here is a short informative video from Pediatric Allergist Dr. Yarden Yanishevsky about pediatric allergies.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The Gift of Chiropractic

Are you stumped for what to get that person in your life who has everything? This holiday season, allow us to help you find the perfect gift: chiropractic.

If someone on your list might benefit from chiropractic—ie, they have back pain, chronic pain, or anything in between—consider offering to pay for an office visit. This is a great way to surprise those who have never been to a chiropractor before and want to try it out.

But how does one put together such a Christmas present?

Who to Give Chiropractic

Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or any other gifting holiday this month, giving someone the gift of holistic health care is a brilliant idea. Why?

For starters, most people have pain somewhere in their bodies that they’d like to be rid of without medications or surgery. The older we get, the more frequent pain may bother us. And it’s often in the muscles, bones, or nervous system—most Americans lead a sedentary lifestyle that allows important muscles to grow weak, leading to pain when doing something they’re not accustomed to.

This type of pain makes chiropractic the perfect solution. Why? Because chiropractic is known as a musculoskeletal treatment: chiropractors adjust the spine’s vertebrae to bring balance to the body’s muscular and skeletal structures. This in turn relieves muscle tension and allows the body to heal itself more quickly.

So who on your list needs a chiropractic office visit? Those who complain of back pain, those who have old joint injuries that flare up when it’s rainy, those whose necks and shoulders ache when they wake up in the morning. Got somebody in mind? Good. Keep reading.

How to Go About This
Once you’ve determined to help someone feel better through a chiropractic Christmas present, how do you set it up so that they feel comfortable going?

One idea is a “coupon” or personalized gift certificate that you make yourself. In it you can make the offer to pay for an office visit after that person goes to their first appointment. This way you can offer the gift without having to worry about logistics like insurance claims or the price of the visit beforehand. Then your loved one can present you with the coupon for redemption once they’ve made an appointment (many offices are just like a doctor’s office—for payment, you can pay cash for an uninsured visit; the co-pay on an insurance policy; or, if you don’t have a co-pay, have it billed to the insurance company and the balance request mailed to you).

Or, you can add money to the hand-made coupon. You can call and ask the office of a reputable chiropractor (or your own chiropractor) like the Dr. Gil Center in Franklin, TN to tell you the price of an uninsured visit and include that amount as your gift “certificate”. More and more chiropractors are being covered by mainstream health insurance these days, so you could have your loved one check their health insurance policy to see if they give an estimate on chiropractic visits, and include this possibly reduced amount.

As you can see, there are lots of ways to go about presenting (wink, wink) chiropractic at the holidays.

Have you ever given anyone the gift of healthcare?
Honestly, chiropractic isn’t the only type of office visit you could cover in a Christmas present. Massages and acupuncture sessions are also probably most welcome. We all need a little relaxation and release of muscle tension in our lives!

So have you ever given the gift of healthcare? Or chiropractic even? How did your loved one respond, and how did you present it? Let us know in a comment!

This article was provided by guest blogger: Sally Baggett. Sally holds a master's degree in literature and has been a copy editor and blog writer since 2009. Not only does she also teach writing at the college level, she is a busy mom to two precious little girls.

Monday, January 4, 2016

What is MRSA?

MRSA is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to several antibiotics.

Who can get MRSA?

Anyone can get MRSA through direct contact with an infected wound or by sharing personal items, such as towels or razors, that have touched infected skin. MRSA infection risk can be increased when a person is in certain activities or places that involve crowding, skin-to-skin contact, and shared equipment or supplies. This might include athletes, daycare and school students, military personnel in barracks, and people who recently received inpatient medical care.

Studies show that about one in three people carry staph in their nose, usually without any illness. Two in 100 people carry MRSA. There are not data showing the total number of people who get MRSA skin infections in the community.

How to prevent MRSA
There are the personal hygiene steps you can take to reduce your risk of MRSA infection:
  • Maintain good hand and body hygiene. Wash hands often, and clean body regularly, especially after exercise.

  • Keep cuts, scrapes, and wounds clean and covered until healed.

  • Avoid sharing personal items such as towels and razors.

  • Get care early if you think you might have an infection.

  • What does MRSA look like? Check out these images


    Thursday, December 31, 2015

    Sports Injuries and Chronic Pain

    If you’ve ever been injured playing sports, you were probably coached to do different things to treat it: ice, rest, gradual stretching. But doing those things doesn’t always mean the injury will heal perfectly.

    In fact, many people suffer from chronic pain (pain lasting more than 3 months) as a result of a sports injury that didn’t heal correctly. A sports injury doesn’t have to be the result of a professional fumble—it can be anything from playing around in your backyard, a pickup game with friends, even afterschool practice.

    So if you’ve got an old sports injury bothering you, what can you do about it?

    Seek Out Pain Management
    The most important thing is that you don’t let chronic pain take over your life. The ACA says that 30% to 80% of people with chronic pain also end up with depression. And it makes sense—if you must live everyday with some sort of pain constantly bothering you, it’s going to wear you out and make life less than what it used to be.

    So if you’ve got an old sports injury—say a joint like a knee or ankle that you once sprained and it didn’t heal properly—and it still bothers you on a daily basis, it doesn’t have to. If you seek out a pain management center like Spine Joint & Neuromuscular Rehabilitation in Nashville, TN, you will find assistance for this pain through a variety of treatment options.

    Types of Treatments
    Speaking of treatment options, just what is available to you if you need help with pain from an old injury? You might be surprised to learn that pain management in Nashville, TN doesn’t offer just one type of treatment.

    Medication: For example, if you have constant pain that you find goes away when you take an over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen, then you know that medication is one way to treat the pain. A Nashville, TN pain management specialist would be able to prescribe other (possibly stronger, like opiate-based) medications, but only if you absolutely need it.

    Bracing: You’ve probably already run into this option when you first got injured, especially if it was a joint injury. Applying braces (you know, like the typically black or beige cuffs strapped to a knee) reinforces the joint so that your injured tissue isn’t doing all the work. Bracing assists your painful ligaments and tendons so that they’re not doing all the work—and sending fewer pain signals to the nervous system as a result.

    Physical therapy: Another one you might have encountered when you were first recovering from a sports injury is physical therapy. This low-impact, drug-free therapy is good for any neuromuscular injury because it stretches and strengthens injured (and thus tense) muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Even if it’s been years since your injury, if you’re still experiencing pain, physical therapy can trigger weak muscles to pick up more slack, thereby taking pressure off your injury and reducing pain.

    There are other options for Nashville, TN pain management that we won’t go into today—biofeedback for one, natural therapies like yoga and tai chi for another. But suffice it to say that old sports injuries don’t have to rule your life. That’s good news, isn’t it?

    Have you ever received pain management for a sports injury?
    If an old sports injury is still getting you down, take charge over your quality of life and seek out a Nashville, TN pain management center. You’ll be so glad you did—you’ll lower your risk for depression and find strategies for managing pain that you’d never think of on your own!

    Have you ever been to a pain management center in Nashville, TN because of a painful old sports injury? We want to hear about it, so leave a comment now!

    This article was provided by guest blogger: Sally Baggett. Sally holds a master's degree in literature and has been a copy editor and blog writer since 2009. Not only does she also teach writing at the college level, she is a busy mom to two precious little girls.

    Friday, December 11, 2015

    How to Keep Your Weight Loss Resolution in 2016

      It’s inevitable: the first week of 2016, gyms across the nation will be full. You won’t be able to find a free treadmill or exercise bike no matter how long you wait.

    A month later, those same workout rooms will feel like a ghost town.

    Even though people tend to lose focus on their New Year’s resolutions as Valentine’s Day looms, you don’t have to be one of them. The answer? Weight loss centers!

    Making the Right Resolution
    People love to make fitness resolutions right at the New Year—holiday feasting is over and you feel the need to turn over a new leaf. But if you’re not careful, you can make a fair weather resolution that doesn’t stick. Especially if you don’t have a support system in place to keep you motivated.

    So instead, make the right kind of New Year’s resolution by knowing a few strategies. Here’s a list of tactics to avoid early workout…burnout:
    ·        Only take on one new habit at a time. They say that it takes a month to learn a new habit. Since New Year’s resolutions are, in essence, new (good) habits you want to form, taking on too many at once will overwhelm you so that you give up on all of them. So back off on your list a little by only adding one habit at a time (like one per month).
    ·        Talk about it. Simply telling another person about your experience can fuel you to do it again, especially if they are holding you accountable. But we’ll talk about that in a minute.
    ·        Give yourself some slack. If you’re a high achiever, you likely experience inner criticism on a daily basis. But try to turn off the voice when it comes to working out (another resolution!). Beating yourself up will only whip you into a cycle that ultimately leads to quitting.
    There are a lot more ways to keep your New Year’s resolutions, but employing these tips will at least get you on the right track.

    Why a Weight Loss Center
    Speaking of telling someone your weight loss struggles, having a weight loss center on your side when it comes to a fitness New Year’s resolution is key. Why? It’s all about a support system.

    For example, the team at True Weightloss Solutions in Chattanooga, TN, is more than just a place to become educated about weight loss strategies. At this center and more like it, you can sign up for a team of professionals who become your support system. They guide you in a diet suited to your metabolism and target it to your problem areas, they provide fat-burning exercise routines, and hold you accountable for all of it.

    They even use new technology that sends messages to different parts of the body through something called galvanic skin response. The physiochemical response that this technology—called resonant frequency—sends back tells doctors weaknesses in organs as well as hormone imbalances that are making it difficult for you to lose weight.

    So if you’re making a weight loss resolution this year, one of the best ways to make it stick is to hire a team to help you make it happen. It’ll be really hard to fall off the wagon with doctors cheering you on.

    Have you ever kept a new year’s resolution for the whole year?
    Even though many of us struggle to keep our New Year’s resolutions, there are ways to make even weight loss goals stick. Look into a weight loss center in your area now so you’re ready when the new year hits.

    Have you ever turned a New Year’s resolution into a permanent habit? If so, how’d you do it? Leave us a comment because we wanna know!

    This article was provided by guest blogger: Sally Baggett. Sally holds a master's degree in literature and has been a copy editor and blog writer since 2009. Not only does she also teach writing at the college level, she is a busy mom to two precious little girls.