Race Report: Ironman 70.3 Santa Rosa

Dr. Sutherland started, bled, went to failure, at the Ironman 70,3. Read about the race and what she learned from it. Read More »

Misconceptions of exercise and weight loss

Myth #1:  Being active is the same as exercise A common phrase heard by those of us who work in weight loss and obesity medicine is “I exercise all the time, I don’t know why I’m not losing weight.”  When asked to describe... Read More »

Are you "metabolically healthy"? New research from Obesity Week, 2018.

Your new secret goal: achieving metabolic health You are doing your best. You make time to exercise a few days a week. Maybe you are especially dedicated to the weekly ritual of Saturday morning bootcamp or a long hike on Sunday. You always... Read More »

Dr. Sutherland presents her research at Obesity Week 2018 in Nashville!

Every year bariatric physicians from all over the world converge to discuss cutting edge techniques and medical research related to all aspects of bariatric medicine. The conference is known as Obesity Week and in 2018 the meeting was held in Nashville, TN. This year... Read More »

Prehab- Prevent Injuries with Targeted Training

Prehabilitation (prehab) is a term that is unfamiliar to most, including many in the medical field.  It is a relatively new concept of performing strength and conditioning exercises prior to an expected surgery.  Multiple studies have proven benefit with exercise prior to... Read More »

The Halo Effect of Exercise : The Antidote to Sugar Addiction?

      Why is it that we eat right when we are in an exercise routine and then if that routine is interrupted (usually due to an injury or work schedule), then our “diet” goes out the window soon after?  This... Read More »

Adding Intensity Without Increasing Risk of Injury By Garrett Soames, PA-C, MMSc, ATC

How to use 12 minutes for an efficient workout to preserve lean body mass while losing fat. Read More »

IMWI Race Report

This was IM #4 and it did not disappoint. Not a PR for me at this distance and I failed to achieve my primary goal of a sub-11 hour race but I did PR the marathon with my first sub-4 hour effort despite a torn calf muscle following a 6 hour bike ride (IF 0.74/VI 1.1/TSS 325). It was my best AG placement at the IM distance, 28th place (previous three efforts all 36th-93rd). Read More »

Week 3: Road to Ironman Wisconsin - Dr. Doug Sutherland

Using the VO2, meal plan, weight check and more. Read More »