Are you having back pain with any of the following?
We understand that you are experiencing one or more of the health issues that might be impacting your back pain.
We recommend that you discuss these health issues with your doctor before proceeding with this program.
Once you are cleared by your doctor to do this program, we hope it helps you find relief from your back pain.
Successful weight loss means reducing the number of calories you eat and increasing the number of calories you burn. But just knowing what works isn't enough. Having a plan that works for you turns knowledge into action and will help you shed excess pounds and keep them off.
Stress can make weight loss harder in a number of ways. Many people overeat when they feel stressed out. Stress can also make it difficult to find the time or energy to exercise and harder to focus on your goals. When a person is under stress from work, illness, or depression, the body produces cortisol as a natural response (fight or flight). Research has shown that high cortisol levels for a long time lead to belly fat and make weight loss very difficult. By minimizing or managing stressors, you can stay centered and focused on your weight goals.
Stressors fall into one of two categories: stressors that can be changed and stressors that cannot be changed.
Mindfulness is moment-to-moment awareness of your actions and surroundings. It is a way of slowing down the mind and increasing feelings of relaxation and fulfillment. Mindfulness is important in weight management because it can develop your focus and appreciation of positive behaviors that help improve your health and appearance.
Mindfulness can also improve your attitude and increase your enjoyment of eating and physical activity.
During physical activity, focus on your body getting stronger and how it feels to be moving and improving your health. Awareness and appreciation are powerful tools. The next time you head out for a walk or to the gym, try the following:
Mindfulness is particularly important when it comes to eating. Take time to enjoy food and the way it nourishes your body. Mindful eating can help you make the right choices. To eat mindfully, try the following:
If you have an emergency medical condition, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. An emergency medical condition is any of the following: (1) a medical condition that manifests itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity (including severe pain) such that you could reasonably expect the absence of immediate medical attention to result in serious jeopardy to your health or body functions or organs; (2) active labor when there isn't enough time for safe transfer to a Plan hospital (or designated hospital) before delivery, or if transfer poses a threat to your (or your unborn child's) health and safety, or (3) a mental disorder that manifests itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity such that either you are an immediate danger to yourself or others, or you are not immediately able to provide for, or use, food, shelter, or clothing, due to the mental disorder.
This information is not intended to diagnose health problems or to take the place of specific medical advice or care you receive from your physician or other health care professional. If you have persistent health problems, or if you have additional questions, please consult with your doctor. If you have questions or need more information about your medication, please speak to your pharmacist. Kaiser Permanente does not endorse the medications or products mentioned. Any trade names listed are for easy identification only.