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What Happens After You Quit Smoking?

Apr 06, 2021 by Total Access Medical

Many fear it will take a long time to see improvements in health and well-being, but the timeline for seeing real benefits is faster than most people realize.

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Daily Movement May Help to Lower Risk of Cancer

Mar 30, 2021 by Total Access Medical

You’ve heard for years that physical activity is important for your health. You may even know that exercise is important when it comes to cancer. A study published on June 18, 2020, by JAMA Oncology, shows that greater amounts of physical activity during the day are associated with lower risk of dying from cancer.

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High BMI and Obesity are Severe Risk Factors for COVID-19

Mar 23, 2021 by Total Access Medical

As the toll from COVID-19 mounted in the pandemic’s early months, it soon became apparent that people with diabetes and hypertension, among other factors, were at heightened risk of severe disease. But obesity didn’t attract as much attention. 

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What Impact Does Cold, Dry Air Have On Breathing

Mar 16, 2021 by Total Access Medical

Cold, dry air can be an issue for anyone who engages in heavy cardiovascular activity on a regular basis in the winter. 

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Try These Evidence-Based Weight Loss Tips

Mar 09, 2021 by Total Access Medical

There are numerous techniques that can aid weight loss goals. Some of the tips below are purely dietary, involving eating more protein or cutting back on added sugar. Others — such as improving sleep quality or adding a workout routine — are more lifestyle-based. If you implement a handful of these tips, you’ll be well on your way to your weight loss goals.

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Is The Third COVID-19 Vaccine Different?

Mar 01, 2021 by Total Access Medical

The U.S. is getting a third coronavirus vaccine -- this one made by Johnson & Johnson. The US Food and Drug Administration has given the vaccine emergency use authorization, and the federal government is scheduled to start distribution almost immediately. The new vaccine is a little different. Here's how.

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A Guide To Plant-Based Protein

Feb 24, 2021 by Total Access Medical

Plant-based foods typically contain fiber, which promotes good gut bacteria, smoother digestion, and, in the case of soluble fiber, better heart health.

Research has suggested that a plant-based diet could play a role in cancer prevention. Other studies have shown plant-based eating can be a helpful strategy for weight loss and type 2 diabetes management.

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Total Access Medical and Simplex Health Join Forces To Improve Patient Health Outcomes

Feb 19, 2021 by Total Access Medical

Total Access Medical and Simplex Health have teamed up to prevent and reverse chronic disease and other health conditions for patients. 

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11 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight

Feb 15, 2021 by Total Access Medical

Healthy weight loss isn’t only due to the simplistic calories in, calories out paradigm. Nor is it solely reliant on diet and exercise. It’s everything – it’s all the various signals our body receives from the environment that affect how our genes express themselves and thrive. It’s setting good habits and expunging bad ones. 

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7 Signs You Should Stop Exercising Now

Feb 09, 2021 by Total Access Medical

Being as physically active as possible protects your health. The benefits of physical activity far outweigh any potential risk, but it is not always a good idea. So, the advice is to just listen to your body.

Here are 7 signs that you should stop exercising and take it easy for the foreseeable future. 

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