Losing weight can seem complicated. Whatever you would look for in a fitness facility, we like to think we have all of that under one roof. We have private training, variety and options, dynamic group fitness, and early-morning to late-night hours. Plus, we invest time, effort, money, and strategy into making sure that experience is good,” says Frank Pasquale, regional director of sales for the East Coast at Crunch. Foregoing her morning muffin snack (or eating only half a muffin) can also save 250 calories or more. That was once a common belief, but what’s happening is that exercise causes minuscule tears in your muscles. Don’t be alarmed by that. As your body repairs those tiny tears, it builds new, strong and healthy tissue. Intimate partner violence and mental health—IPV has a strong association with mental health symptoms. Women Veterans are at a particularly high risk for both IPV and mental health conditions. A 2017 study by researchers at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia found that female VA patients who screened positive for IPV in the past year were more than twice as likely to have a mental health diagnosis, compared to those who screened negative. More than half of women Veterans who experienced IPV had a mental health diagnosis, compared to a third of those who had not experiences IPV. The connection between mental health diagnoses and IPV was significant for each category of IPV: psychological, physical, and sexual violence. EGYM Smart Strength machines guide your members through every single session and their personalized training schedules to create ideal conditions for successful workouts. It should be noted that reduction in weight for those who are overweight can make a major impact on the health conditions listed above. Many overweight people also report improved mood, increased in self-esteem and motivation, and feeling healthier in general after they have lost weight. These foods are naturally filling, and it’s very difficult to gain weight if the majority of your diet is based on them. Providers need to be better informed about, and more accepting of, transgender patients’ sexual and reproductive health care needs. About 62 percent of trans men NTDS respondents reported having to teach their medical care providers about transgender care.”vii Most trans men who have sex with men (95 percent) reported getting inadequate information from providers about their overall sexual health.viiProviders need to communicate with their female-born transgender patients about the full range of preventative screenings, tests, and precautions needed to maintain their sexual and reproductive health.