metabolism

4 steps to rev up your metabolism

Posted on October 18, 2017

You’re probably familiar with metabolism. It’s that stubborn thing that can either help your weight-loss efforts or hurt them. But can you do anything to speed up your metabolism? First, what exactly is metabolism? Well, essentially, metabolism is your body’s process for taking the foods you eat and turning them into the energy your body … »


low-carb diets

The truth about low-carb diets

Posted on January 7, 2017

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you’ve undoubtedly heard of low-carbohydrate or low-carb diets. Most of us have been trained to cut calories, sugars and fats. So, what’s the purpose of cutting carbs – and what foods are high in carbohydrates? Here’s some basic information about carbs and how they affect your diet. What … »


weight loss tips

Ten easy tips to lose weight

Posted on November 4, 2016

Didn’t lose the weight you wanted to lose this summer? Maybe you tried a fad diet, and didn’t see the results you hoped for. While many of these diets can provide seemingly fast results, long term weight loss is more about consistency and making small changes that you can manage each day. Here are some … »


body shape

How body shape impacts your health

Posted on September 24, 2016

You know that excess body weight can have negative effects on your health. But did you know that where you carry that body weight makes a difference? Maybe you’ve heard others talking about whether they have an “apple” or “pear” shaped body. Or read an article on how to dress for your body shape. While … »


Bariatric surgery paved the way to Ironman

Posted on February 22, 2016

In 2008, Robert Starnes reached a turning point. The 45-year-old law enforcement officer didn’t like the fact that his body had grown to 425 pounds. He also didn’t like that he’d become inactive and was starting to experience the same health problems that had plagued his parents. Then, that same year, Starnes’ daughter unexpectedly died … »


Get active and stay healthy

Posted on February 11, 2016

Between work, school, and family obligations, people from all walks of life find it difficult to get enough exercise. But research shows that physical activity can help you live longer, feel better, and improve your overall health and fitness. Physical activity builds muscle strength and endurance which can improve your ability to complete the tasks … »


4 Tips for Training in Cold Weather

Posted on January 26, 2016

Cold temperatures can make an outdoor workout invigorating — especially after the heat and humidity of summer. Although that burst of cold air may energize you, it can be risky if you’re not properly prepared. Follow these tips from Dr. Brandon Cincere of UT Erlanger Orthopaedics to ensure your next winter excursion a pleasant one. … »


Two minimally invasive weight loss options give Erlanger patients new hope

Posted on October 20, 2015

Weight loss surgeries, like gastric bypass, have been a treatment option since the 1980s, but not everyone is comfortable with — or eligible for — these procedures. For them, Erlanger offers two, revolutionary new options. The Erlanger Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Center now offers vBloc and Orbera, two new FDA-approved, minimally invasive procedures proven effective … »


Erlanger Bariatric Surgery Center earns 3-year accreditation

Posted on July 30, 2015

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Erlanger Health System’s Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center has achieved a three-year accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. In addition, Chris Sanborn, M.D., Erlanger Medical Director for … »


Erlanger offers a variety of educational classes and support groups January 21 – 24

Posted on January 15, 2013

The Erlanger schedule of classes and events for January 21-24 includes childbirth education, weight management  information and diabetes education. Registration is required.


Dr. Chris Sanborn Joins Erlanger’s Surgical Weight Loss Center

Posted on July 29, 2010

Chattanooga, TN – Erlanger Health System is pleased to welcome Dr. Chris Sanborn as the new medical director of the Surgical Weight Loss Center at Erlanger, located on Market Street in downtown Chattanooga, within the Chattanooga Lifestyle Center.