Dr. Kushner

Don’t Resist Resistance Training

By Dr. Kushner / July 19, 2021 /

My patients who are trying to lose weight always ask me what’s the best exercise for them. My answer is consistent; the best exercise is the one you enjoy doing and can fit most easily into your lifestyle. But the truth is that a sound exercise or physical activity program is not just one thing.…

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Your Weight Matters Virtual Event – Join Us to Recharge Your Health!

By Dr. Kushner / July 13, 2021 /

Have you ever given your time and become involved in an organization only to discover that in return you got so much more back than you put in? That has been my experience that began 10 years ago when I was asked to join the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Board and lend my expertise to…

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Reflections on the Growing Field of Obesity Medicine

By Dr. Kushner / July 6, 2021 /

As a passionate clinician, educator, researcher and advocate, I have dedicated my career to helping improve the lives of those affected by being overweight or having the disease of obesity. I’m also a member of a group that is one of the fastest growing specialties in medicine – obesity medicine physician specialists. Though I appreciate…

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Take the First Step to a Heathier Life

By Dr. Kushner / June 23, 2021 /

When it comes to boosting the healthfulness of your lifestyle, sometimes the first step you take may be the hardest one. With so much conflicting information in the media on the best ways to lose weight and get healthier, you are likely to be confused. You may be asking yourself some common questions: Are all…

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Newly Approved Drug for Chronic Weight Management: What You Need to Know

By Dr. Kushner / June 12, 2021 /

The most effective medication for overweight and obesity that we’ve seen, semaglutide 2.4 mg (released under the trade name Wegovy®) has just been approved by the FDA for chronic weight management. This is the first medication for obesity approved by the FDA since 2014. Compared to other weight loss drugs currently on the market which…

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The Food-Mood Connection and Your Health

By Dr. Kushner / June 5, 2021 /

As reported in the New York Times, new research in the field of nutritional psychiatry is linking the foods you eat with one’s mood and mental health. Though this field is in its infancy, it’s intriguing to think that choosing healthier foods could not only boost your health but may also make you feel better.…

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Control What You Can Control

By Dr. Kushner / May 21, 2021 /

So much in life is outside of our control such as where we are born, who our parents are and our genetic makeup. When taking a family history, I always ask about my patient’s family members and whether or not others in the family have weight problems. If your family members have also struggled with…

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Why It’s Time to Drop the ‘Diet Deprivation’ Mindset

By Dr. Kushner / May 10, 2021 /

Although you may think restricting eating and setting up strict food rules would help you lose weight, it really only leaves you feeling deprived. And in the long run, strict dieting along with a limited eating plan can also be a recipe for weight regain. Here’s why it’s time to drop the diet deprivation mindset:…

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Can Meal Timing Help You Eat Healthier?

By Dr. Kushner / May 2, 2021 /

When taking a dietary history, I ask the same thing to all my patients: “I am interested in learning about what you eat and drink in the course of the day. Could you please take me through a typical day, starting first thing in the morning and going into the night?” One of the biggest…

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Put a Spring in Your Workout Steps

By Dr. Kushner / April 18, 2021 /

Though Spring is in the air as the weather gets nicer, you may find yourself still struggling with staying active. Different people have diverse reasons for not exercising regularly. Maybe competing demands like family or work responsibilities take precedence over your self- care routine. Sometimes feeling tired or having a low mood can sap your…

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