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Leather Looks: 4 Pieces That Will Upgrade Your Wardrobe




Leather is a timeless material. In fact, hides were likely the first material ever fashioned into clothing. Today, of course, leather goods are of a much higher quality and represent just one of a range of style options, but they’re still enormously relevant and, because they’re so sturdy and versatile, they make excellent investments. 

These four leather items, in particular, can take your wardrobe to the next level and will last you for years to come.

Shoes Of All Shapes

While there are many applications of leather in fashion, shoes are among the most common – and people love to shop for shoes. Next time you’re in the market for some footwear, then, consider some different leather options, whether that’s a pair of motorcycle boots, leather pumps, or even cute but durable leather sneakers. In fact, every woman should have leather boots in several different heights and colors in her closet so she’s prepared for every occasion.

Better Bags

Canvas tote bags and cheap purses made from artificial materials are so passee. That’s why, if you’re ready to give your daily carry a more mature twist, it’s time to upgrade to a sturdy leather tote. Well-made leather bags are suitable for a wide variety of occasions, including professional and social engagements. What’s more, with proper care, including regular moisturizing and careful storage, you’ll get years of use out of a single bag.

Timeless Trousers

Leather pants have a reputation for being rather outlandish, an over-the-top choice for the average person. In reality, though, there are plenty of classy options for leather pants that won’t feel like they’re painted on. Look for a wide-legged leather cigarette pant that you can pair with a simple tank top, white oxford, or other staple items to an immediate aesthetic upgrade, plus a confidence boost.

Wrap It Up

When it comes to leather jackets, the motorcycle-style tends to dominate, but they’re not everyone’s style or the only option available. If you’re looking for an alternative style, consider opting for a leather wrap jacket. The belts on such jackets give a feminine, defined waist, even when the jacket itself sports a boxier cut. You might also choose a jacket in shades other than black, such as a pale tan or chocolate brown.

Go All Out

Because of how edgy many people consider leather to be, a lot of wearers choose to only accent their outfits with the material, but others are willing to take a bolder approach. If that sounds like you, you might think about donning a leather dress or matching top and pants for an all-leather look. It can be hard to pull off, but with enough confidence, you may discover that a leather-forward style is actually your signature look.

Moving beyond a leather bag or boots can be a big leap if you’re anxious about how you look in this material, but as with so many bold style statements, you’re likely to be surprised by how positively others respond. By daring to make leather a key component of your wardrobe, you declare that you’re not afraid to have all eyes on you, and for all the right reasons.

Michelle has been a part of the journey ever since Bigtime Daily started. As a strong learner and passionate writer, she contributes her editing skills for the news agency. She also jots down intellectual pieces from categories such as science and health.

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The Role of Medicine in Achieving and Sustaining a Healthy Body Mass





The CDC’s latest numbers classify approximately 42 percent of Americans as obese, and over two-thirds of American adults qualify as either obese or overweight. Living with excess weight heightens people’s risk for debilitating and chronic but otherwise preventable conditions like stroke, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers.

With new weight-loss drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy on the rise, many are wondering if these medications live up to their hype and can even help end the obesity epidemic. Sergio Padron, founder and CEO of online healthcare and weight-loss support company MD Exam, believes they can — up to a point.

“It’s important to approach these medications with a thorough understanding of what they can and can’t do,” Padron says. “Magic pills for weight loss don’t exist.”

The importance of achieving a healthy body mass

According to Padron, achieving and sustaining a healthy body mass is key to good health. To obtain your body mass index (BMI), online calculators like this one from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute ask for your height and weight, run them through the standard formula, and generate your score. The last step is to find this number in the standardized ranges considered underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese.

“Many healthcare professionals use the body mass index (BMI) for a quick approximation of most people’s health,” he explains. “All you need is the patient’s weight and height, and you can calculate this number.”

There are exceptions, however. “In particular, bodybuilders and other athletes can generate results that make it seem like they aren’t healthy, when in fact they’re in excellent condition,” Padron explains. “That’s because BMI doesn’t consider muscle mass, and muscle is more dense than fat. In addition, BMI doesn’t account for visceral fat being more dangerous than fat deposits elsewhere in the body.”

That’s why Padron cautions people not to make snap judgments based on BMI alone and to seek a more comprehensive view from healthcare professionals. “Factors like body composition, blood markers, and lifestyle need to be considered,” he explains, “which is one of the many reasons why we only offer individualized care at MD Exam.”

If your BMI falls in the overweight or obese categories, then it’s time to make a change. “Unfortunately, excess body weight means you could be developing major health problems that you otherwise wouldn’t,” Padron says. “Being overweight has also been associated with depression. In my experience, it can have a negative impact on self-esteem and even lead to the development of eating disorders.”

Luckily, groundbreaking new drugs have become available to help people recover their quality of life.

How Ozempic and Wegovy can help

According to Padron, pharmaceutical solutions like Ozempic and Wegovy can help most people achieve and sustain a healthy body mass. These medications reduce appetite and increase feelings of fullness, thereby enabling people to regulate their consumption better.

“One of the most important things our patients report is that they’re no longer tormented by cravings,” Padron says. “They find it easier to avoid overeating in the first place.”

In addition, Ozempic and Wegovy have been shown to decrease visceral fat — the dangerous kind of fat deposits. “The idea is to optimize health and well-being, not just lose weight,” Padron says. “We want to make sure you lose the right pounds. When you lose visceral fat and keep muscle, you are heading in the right direction and your body composition improves.”

In some rare cases, however, Ozempic and Wegovy aren’t effective. “Luckily, other interventions can be effective in those cases, such as Tirzepatide or classic weight-loss drugs,” Padron says.

Yet Padron emphasizes that weight-loss drugs alone are insufficient to achieve and sustain a healthy body mass.

Personalized, comprehensive support

“Just taking a pill won’t make pounds disappear,” Padron says. “To lose weight, it’s necessary to get real about your lifestyle and actually change your habits. If you haven’t been exercising, for instance, then it’s time to start getting up a little earlier and going for a morning walk. If you haven’t been eating well, then it’s time to stop buying soda and junk food.”

Easier said than done? “We know it’s hard,” Padron says. “That’s why our program takes support seriously. Our medical staff works with patients one-on-one to develop treatment plans that will work for them. We also provide coaching and connect patients to each other for mutual support and accountability. MD Exam is a community. People make friends for life on our platform.”

Lose weight, feel great

Obtaining a healthy body mass often leads to increased energy levels, improved mobility, and reduced joint pain. It can also help control chronic conditions like high blood pressure and sleep apnea, as well as forestall the development of preventable diseases. If that isn’t already enough, it can also boost patients’ self-confidence and mental health.

“Our patients experience an incredible feeling of accomplishment and empowerment,” Padron says. “Losing weight can be truly transformative. I can’t tell you how many people have told me their whole outlook on life has become more positive.”

For Padron, helping people lose weight is its own reward. “I love watching people shed their depression and come back to life,” he says. “This is the most rewarding work I can imagine.”

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