According to recent statistics, over 60% of our population is obese.
Obesity related illness is now the 3rd most common cause of death
in this country, behind only heart disease and cancer. As a result
we encourage our patient to change their thinking and adopt a more
health and wellness mindset. In general weight management is a balance
of three important components:
1. Good nutrition
2. Aerobic exercise
3. Weight resistance training.
While some people suffer uncontrollable genetic or hormonal imbalance
affecting their weight, the vast majority of Americans would benefit
greatly by accepting the reality that weight control is a very simple
balance of…calories in…versus….calories out. Only in America does
one consider "eating right" a diet. My trainer once said, "If everyone
were to simply eliminate the junk, brisk walk 30 minutes per day,
and lift weights 10 minutes three times per week, he'd be out of
a job." If you want to get control of your weight, just get started
by changing a few basic habits. Make some commitments. Set some
small goals with specific dates. Read books like Body for Life,
by Bill Phillips. Remember, think long-term. Short-term weight loss
almost never works!
For your convenience, our office stocks a variety of weight loss
and fitness related products.
Weight loss: supplements, protein powders, protein bars,
energy drinks, meal replacement food bars, carb
blockers, CLA 500, etc.
Books on diet and exercise.
Referral to athletic trainers.