Lose it Now: Pain, Bad Habits and Weight
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Are you always ailing, but can't pinpoint the source? Learn how to get rid of bad health habits, reverse chronic pain and whittle away your waistline!

Weight Loss
In January, The Doctors and Dr. Phil McGraw kicked off the 17 Day Diet Challenge to help Team Doctors, Team Dr. Phil and you lose weight and get healthy! Based on The 17 Day Diet by Dr. Mike Moreno, the program helps you whittle your waistline and shed pounds fast.

After the teams completed Cycle 1, they weighed in on
The Doctors, with Team Dr. Phil coming out on top.

The teams have completed Cycle 2, and are ready to weigh in again!



Team Doctors member Tracy, a former NBA player, has a message for his Team Dr. Phil counterparts.


See the Challengers' amazing progress, and go inside one of their group workouts.


Find out which team dropped more weight, and the Cycle 2 individual winners. 


Enter for a chance to win a one-month membership to Gold's Gym!
Reached your goal weight? Get tips for maintaining your weight loss.
SALE: Get your copy of The 17 Day Diet at a great price today!
Dr. Mike answers your questions about the 17 Day Diet.
It's never too late to join the 17 Day Diet Challenge and start changing your life!

The Doctors and USA Weekend

The Doctors have an exciting partnership with USA Weekend magazine as exclusive medical contributors. Check out their HealthSmart column!

• Check out USA Weekend for more information.

See which local newspapers feature USA Weekend.

 
Surprising Pain Triggers
Do you have an ache that you just can't pinpoint the source of? Learn some surprising triggers from everyday activities.

Trigger: Wallet
If you stash your wallet in your back pocket, it often rests directly over the piriformis muscle, which is located above the sciatic nerve. When you sit down on the wallet, it can compress and irritate the nerve, causing pain, numbness and possible spine misalignment.


Solution:
Use a smaller wallet and make sure you aren't sitting directly on top of it.

Trigger: Smartphones
Frequent typing on a smartphone can cause arthritis at the base of the thumb in people as young as 30.


Solution:
Take a break from texting, and try exercises, such as squeezing a tennis ball, to strengthen your hand.

Trigger: Your Workstation
A poorly positioned chair can cause you to slouch forward, which strains the back and neck.


Solution:
Make sure your workstation is set up correctly, so you are sitting up straight and not straining your body.

Trigger: Sleep Habits
Stomach sleepers may twist their necks to the point of hyperextension, while side sleepers often put pressure on their shoulders.

5-Minute Health Fixes

Got five minutes? Get healthy with The Doctors' book,The Doctors 5-Minute Health Fixes: The Prescription for a Lifetime of Great Health!


Solution:
Sleep on your back or on your side with your arms below shoulder level.
More sleep tips!


Pain Prevention
• Have you ever finished a meal, but your stomach still growls for more? Learn the causes of hunger pangs and how to prevent them.

• More than 200 million Americans suffer from back pain. Pain management specialist Dr. Ken Reed reveals a breakthrough laser procedure that can put an end to the agony.



Breaking Bad Habits
Bad habits can have long-lasting effects on your health, but it's not too late to break those harmful patterns and reverse the damage!

 



See a new light treatment that can destroy precancerous cells and help ward off skin cancer.

 


Go inside The Doctors' Sun Damage Spa to see at-home treatments for younger-looking skin!

 


See a simple solution for eye straining and squinting.

 


 

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