My Best Body Ever | Windsor Fitness & Weight Loss

Dr Jason Haas | Windsor COToday, I’m getting personal. I have had my share of health struggles and I wanted to share my personal experience at getting myself into the best shape of my life. My name is Jason Haas, I’m 43 years old and I have definitely not been in my current physical condition my whole life. I have dealt with many, many injuries over the years.

I was struck in the head with a baseball bat (full swing) at age 4. I played contact football from age 5 to age 15 and also played baseball and soccer. I received many blows to the head and probably had at least one concussion. I was the “attacker” while training women in self-defense doing Martial arts in my early 20’s. I’ve been kicked in the head, punched in the face, took a few elbows and generally got beat on by women that were really angry (rightfully so) and conveniently had a “warm body” to take their anger out on while learning self-defense.

When I was living in Boulder I drove off a cliff in Happy Canyon. I was in a front impact car crash as a 16 years old. When I was 22, I was struck from behind while stopped by a Snap-On™ tool truck; he didn’t brake. I have fallen on the ice hundreds of times and even took a few falls last weekend on the rocks at Lake Agnes. In 2003, I was lifting an Omni® chiropractic table (340 lbs.) into the back of a van and received a very serious disc injury to my lower back. Then, during my daughters first few years of life, I put on nearly 40 lbs. of body fat and suffered with daily pain, high blood pressure, low energy and generally was not in good shape.

Now, at 43, I can say with absolute certainty that I am in the best shape of my life. In spite of all of my previous injuries, I do not suffer with pain. I am 9.86% body fat and can work out harder than I ever imagined. I’m not restricted in any of my activities whatsoever. I have a better body than many of the high school boys that walk by our office everyday on their way to Taco Bell® or Sonic® (no surprise there).

How did I overcome all of my prior injuries, weight gain, and poor lifestyle? Simply by practicing what I preach to my patients on a daily basis. I follow a very nutritious eating plan that allowed me to lose 35 pounds in 7 weeks and I have kept that weight off for six years. I use the Power Plate for whole body training 2-4 times per week and use the Vertical Training System 2 times per week. I drink plenty of water, take some great supplements and do my best to play music, meditate, and shut off my brain when I can. I had my neck rehabilitated by Dr. Doug Terry using CBP® in Boulder in the 90’s and then used our CBP® equipment to rehab my low back after the 2003 injury. I have done everything I can to get more flexible, stronger and develop my endurance. I feel like I have sculpted a body that can take punishment and not suffer from pain and I have refined my nutrition to the point that I am leaner than I have ever previously been.

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I know that many of you have a similar story to mine. I was struggling with my weight and my overall health and I would have eventually paid the consequences with a heart attack, stroke, diabetes or cancer. Now, I feel that by using the tools we have available at Benchmark Medical, I can maintain and continue to refine my body, my health and my overall wellbeing.

If you think it’s too late to change, let me be an inspiration to you. I was on the wrong track and was completely able to turn that around and get myself to where I am now. You can too!

If you are tired of suffering and want to get in the best shape of your life, lose weight, lose pain and get your health back, what are you waiting for? Call us and let us show you how to reach your health goals! Call today at 970-686-9117 and be sure to ask about our fitness and weight loss specials!

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Lose 20-45 Pounds in 45 Days | Windsor Weight Loss

Windsor Colorado Weight Loss Center

This title may seem far-fetched, but it is a reality in our office every day. People are often told by their weight loss “coaches” that they shouldn’t get on the scale during the process. This could not be further from the truth at Benchmark Medical Group in Windsor. We encourage our patient to get on the scale because our weight loss and body fat program is so effective that you will literally see the weight come off.

There is a science to losing weight and keeping it off and many, many of our weight loss patient will see 2-7 pounds of body fat lost per week on our programs. We have helped people who have suddenly gained weight and those that have struggled for decades and “tried everything.” Our doctors will determine the cause of your weight gain and work with you to understand how our body gains weight and the methods that can get this weight off fast.

For nearly 45 years, the nutrition industry has been targeting dietary fat as the cause of our growing obesity and diabetes epidemic. Unfortunately, this targeting of fat-containing products has led to an explosion of consumption of sugar, the real culprit in weight gain. Fortunately, earlier this year, the FDA reversed it’s position on dietary fats. We have known this for years, and it is very reassuring that the FDA is finally catching up! Simply put, fat does not make you fat!

We have programs that target hormonal health, a critical cornerstone of long term weight control. We have programs for diabetics, those with heart disease, injury-related weight gain and programs for those suffering from the effects of thyroid disorders. If you have “tried everything” and are ready for the most comprehensive approach to short term rapid weight loss and long term nutrition and weight management, we are here for you!

There are so many claims that have been made in the past that it is easy to be skeptical about a program that can have you 20-45 pounds lighter in 45 days, but our programs have helped more that 3000 people and we have tremendous short term and long term success. Please see our weight loss testimonial page.

If you are needing to lose weight for an upcoming wedding, reunion or event, we can help. If you have been told by your doctor that you need to lose weight to control high blood pressure or high cholesterol, we can help. If you want to be in the greatest shape of your life and are looking for the fastest, most effective way to accomplish that, we can help. If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, we can help!

When you are ready to see the new you hiding inside, call our Windsor weight loss center! 970-686-9117 Please be sure to ask about our specials when you call and bring a friend! Weight-loss is always better when done in pairs!

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Pain Relief Starts in the Kitchen | Windsor Colorado Nutrition

Windsor Colorado Weight Loss Nutrition Pain ManagementLow back pain is the leading cause of disability in the world. Headaches are epidemic and almost 60% of the population will report neck pain at any given time. Abdominal pain, joint pain, shoulder knee and hip pain are complaints we hear from patients on a daily basis.

Did you know that you can manage pain with food? If you eat the wrong kinds of food, your digestion will slow, inflammation will increase and you will suffer more. If you are already suffering and eat a food that you are sensitive to, or a food that increases and promotes inflammation, you will suffer as a result.

The main culprit behind increasing pain is the ingesting of sugar and carbohydrates. Carbs cause the body to increase insulin and this cascade promotes inflammation leading to pain and suffering. Ingest carbs (and the wrong carbs) for too long and the combination of inflammation and weight gain is a recipe for significant pain and suffering.

Fortunately, there is a solution to this suffering. In addition to the amazing services we offer for pain relief at Benchmark Medical Group, we also have nutritional programs that can reduce body fat, improve flexibility, promote strength and good muscle tone and, most importantly, reduce pain.

We have programs that can allow you to lose 3-7 pounds of body fat per week. This reduction in body fat can get you feeling more flexible, promote motivation to increase exercise and you reduce the storage of inflammation chemicals in the body to lessen pain. We have had patients lose more than 150 pounds with our programs! These folks not only report less pain, their entire lives change as a result of the transformation!

We also have targeted pain reduction nutritional programs that are used to get all of the pain-promoting substances out of the diet, increase alkalinity, promote great digestion and reduce inflammation caused by foods. The anti-inflammatory protocols can be as little as 3 weeks or longer for more chronic conditions. We have had patients report significant reductions in pain after only a few weeks of eating differently! It is amazing to watch people reduce weight, improve strength and get pain relief simply from a few dietary changes!

Fortunately, we have weekly educational programs that are free and open to the public to learn more about our total-body transformational programs. Every Tuesday night from 5:30-6:30 Dr. Jason Haas teaches how to lose weight, reduce pain, increase muscle and prevent diseases with nutritional changes. These classes are an invaluable tool for our dieters and the information presented can change your life!

We also have very specialized testing through our functional medicine doctors that can show us what the foods you are eating are doing to your blood, hormones, and your internal chemistry.

Food intolerances, diabetes and pre-diabetes, poor protein absorption, hormonal imbalances and other problems are often through blood and saliva laboratory testing and these tools can enable our doctors to create a program that is custom to your needs, your body and your goals! We have patients that tell us every day how they have never had doctors take such an individual and caring approach. We have the tools to find out what your problems are and the techniques to fix them!

If you or someone you know is suffering from pain, what are you waiting for? Call us today to see how our programs can get you lean, fit and living the pain free live you deserve! Call 970-686-9117 and ask about our specials!

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Newsletter 2 | August 2015

Windsor Colorado Fitness and Weight Loss

Windsor Colorado Weight LossTUESDAY NIGHT NUTRITION CLASSES

Every Tuesday evening at 5:30 pm Dr Jason Haas delivers a complimentary seminar about a variety of health related topics. How to maintain a balanced diet, the effects of stress, and energy sustaining foods are just a few amongst many interesting subjects. His expert public speaking skills are inspirational and he breaks all the technical jargon down into layman’s terms. Following the seminar there is the opportunity for new people to ask questions and go through the basics of the nutritional counseling program. As a reward, Benchmark Dollars will be presented to those who bring new guests along to the classes.

VERTICAL TRAINING SYSTEM CLASSES

We are receiving rave reviews from our physical therapy patients about the overall effectiveness of the Vertical Training System. They are experiencing increased strength, mobility and balance. The amazing thing about the VTS is how much you can gain physically in such a small amount of time. A typical session only takes 10-15 minutes and engages over 200 muscles simultaneously, while tapping into the sympathetic nervous system. We have some more equipment on order and will have classes up and running very soon. VTS is a brilliant addition to any exercise and rehabilitation program.


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LES BORSHEIM GOLF TOURNAMENT

Benchmark Medical Group will be a key sponsor at the event and we are looking forward to showing our support for Les. The former Eagles ice hockey player was in a motorcycle accident which rendered him paralyzed from the waist down. Les is still very much connected to ice hockey and commentates for the local game season.

WINDSOR NEW TEACHER BREAKFAST

The school year has kicked off and there are sixty new teachers hired in the district. We were at the breakfast to support the new teachers and donated some vouchers for their goody bags. Teachers play such an integral part in the children’s development, so we want them to be as healthy as possible. Benchmark has initiated some wellness talks for teachers at some of the local schools. Dr Sandy Haas will be touching on topics such as stress to combat fatigue and promote wellbeing.

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Newsletter 1 | July 2015

Windsor Colorado Weight Loss and Chiropractic Care

Windsor Weight Loss ClinicMEDICAL WEIGHT-LOSS IS GEARING UP FOR SUMMER!!

We are excited to launch our summer medical weight-loss program. The 4th of July celebration is done and dusted for the year, so it’s time to front up and jump on the scales. We have helped over 3000 people get their weight under control and given them the tools to keep it off; the testimonials on our website tell the story!! Watch this space for an upcoming medical weight-loss event soon.

VERTICAL TRAINING SYSTEM CLASSES

Pat Frantz, our amazingly strong physical trainer is working on getting a class schedule ready for all the VTS enthusiasts’. He is excited at the prospect of working with three people per class and really helping newbies get acquainted with the various positions on the rack. It is said that even the fittest, strongest climber would find it very taxing to be on there for more than 30 minutes. The great thing is that all ages and body types can easily master the basics and reap the benefits of working the brain and muscles in perfect harmony.


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TASTE OF WINDSOR NOW! 16TH JULY BOARDWALK PARK – Vince Lombardi

Benchmark Medical Group will be setting up a booth at the Taste of Windsor. The event kicks off at 4pm and there will be music, food and beer vendors galore. It’s the perfect chance to bring the family and check out what the local community has to offer. The music will be performed by ‘Soul School’, so come and shake your hips, eat and drink, then work it off on Friday at Benchmark Medical Group on our amazing Power Plates!!!!

CORPORATE WELLNESS

Part of our strategy is to help businesses prosper by having healthy employees’. We are launching a new wellness program with TrollCo and Pelican lakes in Windsor, CO. Qualified employees’ will have a selection of services they can partake in each month, ranging from chiropractic care to fitness classes. Our goal is to help you live a better life!! If you think your business can benefit from having healthy employees’ contact Henry for more information on (970) 686-9117.

WARRIOR CLASSIC AUGUST 28-29TH LOVELAND

Benchmark Medical Group will be attending the Warrior Classic. This event is sure to turn some heads, with bronzed bodies hitting the stage to flex their muscles. We will be there both days to promote our wellness services for injury prevention, nutrition, rehabilitation and maintaining fitness.

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Don't Judge a Person's Story by Their Cover | Dr. Sandy's Story

Dr Sandy Haas | Windsor CO

I am so excited to be on this journey, and I am sharing it with you to help the people out there that may have some of these similar problems.  I have been suffering with health problems for years, but I have trained myself to not express these problems. I have become a very good actor. Well, that finally caught up with me last year when my stress levels and my health problems led me to pass out.

I struck my head very hard and had to face the fact that something was seriously wrong and I needed to change. At that time, I weighed 147 pounds, my body fat was too high and my blood work pointed to the signs of major thyroid issues, pre-diabetes, possible heart disease, adrenal fatigue and emotional duress.  

Since then I have been on a very strict journey to get my health under control. I have cut out nearly all “bad” carbohydrates, increased my exercise, and I am working on improving my posture, strength, and range of motion. I underwent many blood and laboratory tests designed to see if there are deficiencies in micro- or macro-nutrients that may contribute to these health problems.

I discovered that I am positive for carrying the MTHFR gene, which means I do not process certain B-vitamins properly and therefore have an increased risk of cancer and heart disease, along with many other potential conditions. In addition, I am positive for LipoProtein A (Lp a), which is a risk factor for heart disease.

Now that I have found these problems, I have used intermittent fasting, improved my hydration, started taking the correct nutrients, and I try to be in ketosis as frequently as possible. The results are beginning to show!  

I’m down 8 pounds, have lost body fat, my mood has improved and I am feeling better everyday! If any of you are suffering, if you’ve been told there is no cause to your health problems, or that it’s ” all in you head”, there may be a solution! I am living proof that digging deep and getting to the bottom of health problems is possible and you CAN turn your life around!

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Many Benefits of Ketosis | Windsor Colorado Weight Loss

 

In a typical American/Western diet, carbohydrates are consumed at levels that far exceed what the body needs to convert them to glycogen to for energy. This is the case as well as with most diet plans that are intended to induce weight loss. The problem is that if carbs exceed a certain amount, the body will continue to use this sugar for energy and the conversion to using fat and triglycerides as an energy source will never occur.

This can result in weight loss if the calories consumed are less than the calories burned, but the weight loss will not target fat and in the presence of inadequate protein, lean muscle mass may be lost as well. The loss of lean muscle mass is a huge problem because it can lead to further health problems and loss of organ proteins too.

The Medical Weight Loss Program at our Windsor Colorado health center is different. We are targeting fat loss, not body weight loss alone, and not basing our results just on the number on the scale. Free fat mass, visceral fat and total body fat are all incorporated into our analyses to ensure that the weight our dieters lose is fat only, not muscle or organ proteins. The way that this is accomplished is by restricting carbohydrates to levels that cause the conversion to ketosis, while providing ideal amounts of protein; not too much, not too little.

Ketosis is a natural state where the body gets its energy from the fat consumed in the diet and the supplies of body fat. This state has been much maligned in the past primarily due to some of the hyper-protein diets that allow excessive consumption of fat and meat, leading some to experience poorer health. Again, our program is not at hyper-protein diet, we provide the perfect amount of protein, healthy fats and restrict the carbohydrates.

Ketosis is an incredible state to live in! First, the consumption of fat as an energy source is much more effective at generating energy because there are 9 calories (units of energy) per gram of fat produced compared to 4 for carbs and protein. 2nd, ketosis has huge benefits beyond significant fat loss and preservation of lean muscle mass.

The medical literature has extensive references to the benefits of ketosis and the studies are truly mind-blowing. Some of the earliest studies on the ketogenic diet showed that epileptic seizures are significantly reduced, if not resolved completely, on this type of diet. Children with epilepsy respond incredibly well to the ketogenic diet and the results are phenomenal for improvements in their quality of life. Ketosis also has been shown to have anti-neoplastic effects and may less the spread of malignant cancers.

Ketosis reduces inflammation in the body, largely in part by controlling the insulin produced by the pancreas. This restriction in insulin has many other benefits but the reduction in inflammation is a major factor for our patients who are suffering from painful arthritis or other inflammatory conditions. Inflammation is associated with increased risk of cancer and metastasis and can lead to many debilitating conditions. Ketosis also preserves bone mass and has an effect on aerobic performance in athletes, improving endurance, lung and oxygen perfusion and improved muscle flexibility.

Ketosis can reduce the abnormal pancreas cells in the type 2 diabetic patients, resulting in fewer medications, and a complete reversal of the disease in many who sustain a ketosis state. Ketosis also improves circulation in diabetic patients and can thus prevent the complications such as amputation gangrene and blindness. Ketosis improves oxygen perfusion in al tissues and can improve aerobic capacity, and improve endurance overall.

One of the incredible events that we record frequently is a stunning drop in high blood pressure and resting heart rate. We have several patients whom are taken off of their blood pressure medications by their prescribing doctors in a matter of a few weeks of being on the this program, and they also report a reduced resting heart rate, thus improving cardiovascular function overall. The literature has also reported a reduction in atherosclerotic plaques in the coronary arteries with ketosis and thus a reduced likelihood of heart attack. There are also studies that show that patients with traumatic brain injuries respond better to a carbohydrate restricted program than those that follow a high carbohydrate/low fat program.

And, of course, we see tremendous losses of body fat and preservation of lean muscle mass on the ketogenic program. This results in looking better, feeling better, having more energy and overall improvement in quality of life! So the next time you hear someone espouse the dangers of ketosis, direct them here to set them straight! Ketosis is not dangerous and may be one of the most beneficial states the body can be in!

If you are ready to go lean and see the true benefits of having a healthy body weight, what are you waiting for? We have several programs that can get you fit and lean and target stubborn belly fat. Call our Windsor Colorado office today to see how our programs can benefit you and your family: 970-686-9117.

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5 Tips to Speed Up Weight Loss | Windsor Weight Loss

Windsor Weight Loss ClinicOur patients lose weight. They lose lots of weight. They lose it fast and when they do what we tell them to do, they keep it off. However, there are always patients that wish to know some of the ways to speed up weight loss and body fat reduction. Here are some of the tips we cover at our complimentary Tuesday night nutrition and life coaching workshops.

1) Get More Sleep
Sleep is a critical component of improving weight loss and studies have shown that increasing sleep can accelerate fat loss. The body needs sleep to heal from injuries, recover from colds and flu, and sleep is necessary in the balance of our hormones, protein regulation and mood. Sleeping just an hour or two more per night can accelerate the fat loss program and most patients who improve sleep see other health conditions improve. Put away the smartphone, turn off the TV and turn darken the room, don’t let the room get above 72°, have some white noise and you will see quick results with better sleep and fat loss as a bonus!

2) Eat the Right Kind of Fat
It sounds crazy for me to talk about eating more fat when you want to lose body weight and reduce body fat, but fat matters! If you choose the wrong kind of fat, your body will not get sustainable energy, your cells won’t get the nutrients they need through their cell membranes and your brain will suffer! Eating essential fatty acids (EFA’s) is the first step and these fats are necessary for every cell in your body to function normally. Getting 3-6 grams of Omega 3 EFA’s daily can increase the enzymes necessary to burn fat and can aid in elimination and bowel movements, improve heart function, reduce the risk of stroke and improve gut health. Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT’s) are an important source of energy. Coconut oil, olive oil and grape seed oils are great oils to choose when eaten raw, when cooked, these are still great oils, but only to low temperatures. The higher the temp, the more the oils break down and the less energy we’ll get from them. Getting more of the right fat is better for your brain, your heart and your waist line!

3) Sweat!
Our body has an amazing system to remove and eliminate toxic substances. Sweating is a natural detoxifier and generating a sweat can get your metabolism pumping, increase your elimination and improve your skin. When you are well hydrated and really sweat, your fat literally begins to melt and you can see very significant changes quickly with frequent sweating sessions. Sweating should, of course, come from exercise, however there are other ways to get a good sweat, including steam and Infrared saunas, sweat suits, and hot baths with herbs that can produce a nice, whole body sweat. Use caution that you are plenty hydrated, have a diet rich in vitamins and minerals and sweating can be an excellent way to increase fat loss.

4) Spice It Up!
Many herbs and spices have medicinal properties. These herbs include turmeric, ginger, clove, cinnamon, oregano, basil, black pepper and garlic, just to name a few. Used liberally, these spices and herbs have the ability to improve your immune system and reduce your risk for dangerous inflammation. These herbs can help with pain, help improve gut health and have been used for thousands of years to successfully treat numerous health conditions. When combined with spicy foods like jalapeno and habanero and cayenne peppers, these foods also have a stimulatory effect of the metabolism. These metabolism stimulators can get your stubborn fat moving! If you’re not sweating when you’re eating, spice it up!

5) Count the Carbs
Carbohydrates can be an important part of human nutrition, however, our society has been over-dependent on sugary carbs and we eat grains, breads, and even sugary fruits and juices in quantities that cause our pancreas to over-produce insulin, and this in turns leads to fat storage, unregulated blood sugar, and eventually diabetes. Our consumption of carbohydrates far, far exceeds that of our ancestors and the consequences are disastrous for public health. The effect is literally killing us. Until we get our carbohydrate addiction under control, we are doomed to higher rates and younger cases of diabetes, worsening heart disease and Alzheimer’s, and a society that has a majority of people who are disabled due to obesity.

Learning to control our intake of carbs can not only help our pancreas heal and improve our blood sugar and diabetic conditions, when carbs are controlled enough, the body can re-regulate energy from sugar to fat. This conversion gives safe, fast fat loss. In our physician supervised program we are able to safely and effectively shrink body-fat stores and normalize weight and body composition. We can show you how to get the most out of the carbohydrates you consume and what is necessary to spare your protein/muscle and lose fat. Eating fat doesn’t make you fat, sugar does! Control the sugar and carbohydrates and you can change your body, change your weight and change your life.

If you want to know more great tips on how to lose weight fast and keep it off, call today! 970-686-9117

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Kick the Sugar, Change Your Life | Windsor Weight Loss

windsor-colorado-weight-loss-dietSugar is our first addiction. Whether its mom’s milk sugar or formula, we grow accustomed to, depend on, and become highly addicted to sugar from the very start. Now, it’s practically everywhere. Almost every “brand name” food had added sugar. Especially, if you’re purchasing pre-packaged, fast-food and “economy” foods.

The effect of the sugar addiction starting when we’re babies is becoming more important than ever. And more deadly. 70% of Americans over 20 years old are overweight and obesity in some states is pushing 50%. We are in a terrible crisis as a result of foods loaded with extra sugar. Additionally, those same foods have added fat and this deadly combination is the reason why people gain fat, get diabetes, develop Alzheimer’s, and have inflammation ravaging their joints.

Sugar causes the pancreas to release Insulin. Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar, the more the sugar is detected in the bloodstream, the more the pancreas releases insulin. If there is a balance then when the sugar is gone, the body returns to homeostasis and the balance maintains a healthy blood sugar state.

However, when the balance is tipped in favor of the sugar intake, the pancreas tries hard to keep up, but if the load of sugar gets too high, the body will begin to feel the effects of early pre-diabetes; fluctuations in blood sugar affect energy, mood, strength, concentration, coordination, water balance and others functions. Nearly every tissues is altered when blood sugar is not controlled. When sugar is allowed to dominate the system, inflammation and thus pain cascades. Eventually, all that sugar starts to stick to the blood cells going to distant tissues and begins to change how well those organs and body parts work. All those blood cells saturated with sugar damage nerves, muscle, skin, organs and the entire system begins to break down.

Misfiring nerves cause pain, pins and needles, numbness and tingling, loss of coordination, imbalance and terrible energy. We need those nerves for every cell, tissue and organ in the body to work right!

The over-eating of carbs must stop! If we as a society can’t get control of the sugar, pasta, grains, high-fructose corn syrup, rice, alcohol, and sugary beverages like soda and juice, we’re doomed! This problem affects our pancreas, but the cascade of blood sugar problems wreak havoc on our hormone balance and endocrine system, our nerves need those hormones to function and when brain centers like the thalamus and cortex are affected by diabetes, peripheral neuropathies, memory, coordination, thoughts, mood and performance are all affected. Decline can be rapid and devastating, or insidious, slow and very, very painful. You don’t have to go down this path!

If you want to know how to control your sugar addiction and how you can prevent yourself, your spouse and your kids from the devastating effects of diabetes and out-of-control sugar, we have solutions! At Benchmark Medical in Windsor, CO our physicians and coaches have the technology to measure your internal chemistry, recommend the custom nutrition and lifestyle program that fits your budget, health conditions and your future goals and desires. We understand longevity and how to nurture your lifestyle to get the most of not only a healthcare experience, but also a chance to learn information and methods of rapid fat loss, weight control, and a sustainable, repeatable, reliable way to improve your physical condition and healthcare prowess to levels that you desire.

How old are you on the calendar? How young do you feel? How much do you want to love your body? We can sculpt you into a fit, sexy, and energized powerhouse! Call today to find out how! 970-686-9117

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Sleep vs. Exercise for Weight Loss | Windsor Weight Loss Clinic

Windsor Weight Loss ClinicWhich is more important for losing weight and perfecting the body, sleep or exercise? The short answer is they are both important but again and again, in the laboratory, medical weight loss clinic, and in the gym, sleep wins as the number-one most important factor in losing weight, gaining muscle and perfecting and balancing your body.

Exercise has tremendous benefits such as improved circulation, testosterone production, brain and heart health as well as reduced body fat. However exercise is often not intense enough to stimulate fat loss and not long enough to boost the metabolism. In mathematical terms, one pound of body fat is about 3500 calories. Therefore, in order to burn one pound of fat with exercise, you must burn 3500 calories. Easy, right? Just go run a marathon!

Personally, my joints wouldn’t be very happy with me if I had to work that had for only one pound of fat burned. I am not interested in creating repetitive stress injuries in pursuit of the perfect body. The solution? Exercise smartly, eat exceptionally, but first, go to bed!

Sleep plays critical roles in improving our ability to create hormones necessary to stimulate our metabolism. Sleep is our restorative and recuperative process that “re-sets” our hormonal clock. Recent research has shown that your genetic biological clock is not only found in your brain, but also in other critical organs like your pancreas, liver, kidneys and even directly in your body fat! Sleep enables all of these organs to work in concert with each other to perfect the chemical and hormonal balance that is your metabolism.

It only takes a small disruption in your circadian clock to disrupt your metabolism’s chemical and hormonal balance. Once this disruption occurs repeatedly, the systems no longer work together and the result is obesity, diabetes, heart disease and even cancers. If your pancreas is not allowed enough sleep time, your blood sugar will not regulate normally and the fluctuation of unregulated of low blood sugar and high blood sugar eventually cascades into diabetes. Kidneys, brain and other organs disrupted by a lack of sleep or poor sleep habits begin to function abnormally as well.

Fat has its own genetic circadian rhythm and if your sleep patterns are repetitively disrupted, the metabolic hormones necessary to burn excess body fat are disrupted. Then, hormones like cortisol begin to deposit fat instead of burning it. Critical brain hormones necessary for muscle recovery after exercise, muscle mass gains and general well-being are disrupted by a lack of sleep. Eventually, this disruption in the “feel-good” hormones of dopamine and serotonin and others can cascade into fluctuations of anxiety, depression and mood disorders.

So, what do you choose? Get up early and disrupt your circadian rhythm with exercise, or sleep in? In terms of the overall benefits, sleep will trump exercise every time. The real key to getting it right is perfecting the balance necessary between sleep (hormone regulation), nutrition (fuel for the system), and exercise (perfecting the machine).

Bottom line is that sleeping just two extra hours per night for as little as two weeks can stimulate more fat loss, balance more hormones and improve mood and outlook more than exercise alone. If you can get your sleep to improve, you will quickly notice you have more energy, more strength, fewer colds, a better quality of life and improved weight loss.

If you want to find how to sleep better, how to exercise in the most effective fashion, and how to regulate and balance your hormones, we can help. Want perfect and nutrition to get the best body ever, we can help! The programs we have at Benchmark Medical in Windsor, CO can get to the cause of your weight gain, find out why you are sick and tired all the time, and we have solutions that will give you quick results for weight loss, strength gains, better sleep, and we’ll get you on your way to having the best, healthiest body ever.

Located in Windsor, we are centrally located to Fort Collins, Loveland, and Greely to Provide Northern Colorado with the premier healthcare and fitness experience. PRP and Stem cell therapy, Power Plates™, BioDensity ™, CBP® Rehabilitation, medical weight loss and so much more. If you are suffering and are ready to get your life back, give us a call! 970-686-9117

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