Glossary of terms

abdominal – related or near abdomen
abdominal-obesity tummy  fat or fat in the belly.
acanthosis – darkness and or thickening of the prickle-cell layer of the skin in the neck, and other areas indicative of insulin resistance
adipex. Adipex is the brand name for  the popular prescription weight loss medication called Phentermine hydrochloride
advanced-sleep-phase-syndrome. ASPS,  is a circadian rhythm disturbance where a person goes to sleep much earlier than desired such as going to sleep at 7 PM instead of the much later sleep time for most. This normally happens in the elderly as opposed to teenagers who tend to get delayed sleep phase syndrome.
aerobic – adj. depending on free oxygen or air
aerobic exercise – noun exercise that increases the need for oxygen
aloe vera – it is a short-stemmed plant with thick leaves with soothing mucilaginous juice- native to Mediterranean region- grown widely in tropics and as houseplants. Aloe vera juice is considered healthy with anti0xidants and other health benefits.
anorexia – also called anorxia nervosa, it is an eating disorder due to loss of appetite
antidepressant – any medication used in the treatment of depression
anxiety – excessive concern or worry, an  emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some perceived or real misfortune
anxiety disorder is – a state of anxiety occurring in a variety of mental disorders
apnea – noun transient cessation of respiration, see sleep apnea.

Glossary of terms – B

behavior therapy – refers to a type of psychotherapy that seeks to extinguish or inhibit abnormal or maladaptive behavior by reinforcing desired behavior and extinguishing undesired behavior

botox – Trade name Botox, is a neurotoxin that is used clinically in small quantities to treat strabismus and facial spasms and other neurological disorders characterized by abnormal muscle contractions- is also used by cosmetic surgeons to smooth frown lines and wrinkles temporarily
bronx – a borough of New York City. See Bronx weight loss.
brooklyn – a borough of New York City. See sleep center and weight loss in Brooklyn

Glossary of terms – C

calorie – unit of heat defined as the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree centigrade at atmospheric pressure
cellulite – lumpy deposits of body fat especially on women’s thighs etc.
cosmetic – serving an aesthetic purpose in enhancing the beauty of the body

Glossary of terms – D

detox – reduce toxins, also used in the treatment for alcohol or drug dependence
diet – a term used to indicate restricting food intake either in quantity or type of food, usually for a specific purpose such as weight loss, religion, belief, or custom.
dieting – is the act of restricting the food intake.

Glossary of terms – E

eat –  eat a meal- take a meal
ephedra – is a leafless desert shrub having scalelike leaves and reddish fleshy seeds
ephedrine – is a white odorless powdered or crystalline alkaloid from plants of the genus Ephedra
exercise – physically exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fi

facial – anything to do with the face. Usually used in the context of aesthetic treatments such as in getting a facial done.
fasting – noun abstaining from food
fat – being chubby  or having excess adipose tissue in the body
fatigue – feeling tired
fatty – being heavy as a person with excess adipose tissue, or being a rotund individual
fatty liver – excess accumulation of certain fats (triglycerides) in the liver- can be caused by alcoholic cirrhosis or pregnancy or exposure to certain toxins
FDA – Food and Drug Administration, a Department of Health and Human Services established to regulate the release of new foods and health-related products
fitness – the condition of being suitable or fit, maintaining physical fitness through exercise
food – any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue

Glossary of terms – G

gastric – adj. relating to or involving the stomach
glossary – noun an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge- usually published as an appendix to a text on that field
glucophage – noun an antidiabetic drug (trade name Glucophage) prescribed to treat type II diabetes
gonadotropin – noun hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta- stimulates the gonads and controls reproductive activity
grapefruit – noun large yellow fruit with somewhat acid juicy pulp- usual serving consists of a half
citrus tree bearing large round edible fruit having a thick yellow rind and juicy somewhat acid pulp
greens – noun any of various leafy plants or their leaves and stems eaten as vegetables

Glossary of terms – H

hcg – Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a substance produced early in pregnancy by the placenta- detection in the urine and serum is the basis for one kind of pregnancy test
health – noun the general condition of body and mind
 a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease
healthy – having or indicating good health in body or mind- free from infirmity or disease
insulin – a hormone secreted by the isles of Langerhans in the pancreas that regulates storage of glycogen in the liver and accelerates oxidation of sugar
iv – administration of nutrients through a vein

Glossary of terms – J

juicing – the practice of getting the liquid part that can be extracted from plant or animal tissue, usually vegetables, leaves, fruit, and other health foods

Glossary of terms – L

laser – is an acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation– an optical device that produces an intense monochromatic beam of coherent light
laxative – stimulating evacuation of feces, a mild cathartic
LCD – noun Low Calorie Diets. Also see VLCD or Very Low Calorie Diets.
lose weight – verb take off weight
lunch – noun a midday meal

Glossary of terms – M

manhattan –  one of the five boroughs of New York City
menopause – noun the time in a woman’s life in which the menstrual cycle ends
metabolic – relating to metabolism
metabolism – the organic processes that are necessary for life
metformin – an antidiabetic drug (trade name Glucophage) prescribed to treat type II diabetes
migraine – a severe recurring vascular headache- occurs more frequently in women than men

Glossary of terms – N

narcolepsy – noun a sleep disorder characterized by sudden and uncontrollable episodes of deep sleep
nutrition – the scientific study of food and drink

Glossary of terms – O

obesity –  more than average fatness, usually a body mass index that is 30 or over.
ovarian – of or involving the ovaries
overweight – usually describes a large person who is fat with a body mass index that is between 25-29.9. Above 30 BMI is considered obese.

Glossary of terms – P

pa – shortcut for pennsylvania, a mid-Atlantic state- one of the original 13 colonies
pennsylvania –  Mid-Atlantic state- one of the original 13 colonies
philadelphia – the largest city in Pennsylvania- located in the southeastern part of the state on the Delaware river- site of Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed- site of the University of Pennsylvania
physician – a licensed medical practitioner

Glossary of terms – Q

queens – noun a borough of New York City

Glossary of terms – R

recipe – directions for making something
ritalin – central nervous system stimulant (trade name Ritalin) used in the treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness in patients with narcolepsy in adults and attention deficit disorder in children

Glossary of terms – S

skin – an outer surface (usually thin)
sleep – a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended
sleep apnea – apnea that occurs during sleep

spa –  a place of business with equipment and facilities for exercising and improving physical fitness

starvation – noun the demonstration of denying of nourishment or exposing to starvation

– a condition of outrageous craving coming about because of absence of fundamental supplements over a drawn out period

disorder – an example of side effects demonstrative of some ailment

Glossary of terms – T

tapeworm – ribbonlike flatworms that are parasitic in the digestion tracts of people and different vertebrates

tea –  a light midafternoon dinner of tea and sandwiches or cakes

thyroid –  suggestive of a thyroid issue, of or identifying with the thyroid organ

coach – one who trains different people or creatures, utilized with regards to wellness mentor

treadmill – a gadget utilized for practice comprising of a perpetual belt on which an individual can walk or run without changing spot

Glossary of terms – U

unfortunate – not in or showing great wellbeing in body or psyche or detrimental to wellbeing

Glossary of terms – V

veggie lover – a severe vegan somebody who eats no creature or dairy items by any stretch of the imagination

vegetarian – eater of foods grown from the ground and nuts-somebody who eats no meat or fish or (frequently) any creature items

vinegar – harsh tasting fluid delivered for the most part by oxidation of the liquor in wine or juice and utilized as a topping or nourishment additive

nutrient – any of a gathering of natural substances basic in little amounts to ordinary digestion

Glossary of terms – W

walking – close enough to be strolled to

watermelon – large elliptical or roundish melon with a hard green skin and sweet watery red or every so often yellowish mash

woman – n grown-up female individual (instead of a man)

workout – noun the action of applying your muscles in different manners to stay in shape

wrinkle – noun a sharp strategy for accomplishing something (particularly something new and unique)

Glossary of terms – Y

yoga – noun a arrangement of activities rehearsed as a feature of the Hindu order to advance control of the body and brain

Glossary of terms – Z

zoloft – noun a particular serotonin reuptake inhibitor regularly endorsed as an energizer (exchange name Zoloft)


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