Summer is almost over and most of the members of the coffee club are back in town. Seems as if several of us may have enjoyed our vacation a little too much. (as in eating to much of the wrong foods) Sam shares that at his check up with the doctor last week he was told to get the weight off because he was two pounds away from being listed as obese. His comment leads to the question, “what is obesity?” No one was surprised when Uncle Ben begins to explain: Obesity is a serious, chronic disease that can have a negative effect on many systems in your body. People who are overweight or obese have a much greater risk of developing serious conditions, including:
- Heart disease
- Type 2 diabetes
- Bone and joint disease
The next question to come up is, “what causes obesity?”
Most people think obesity is just caused by overeating. However, it is not that simple. Some factors that can contribute to obesity are a combination of genetics, socioeconomic factors, metabolic factors and lifestyle choices, and some medications.
People have a larger chance of becoming obese if one or both of their parents is obese. Metabolic and hormonal factors are not the same for everyone, but these factors play a role in determining weight gain.
It is not a surprise to anyone that if you overeat and live a sedentary lifestyle your have a greater risk of becoming obese than someone who watches what they eat and stays on a regular exercise program. Eating a diet high in calories that come from sugar, fat, and refined foods puts you are at risk for gaining weight. Eating an unhealthy diet (both adults and children) plus engaging in activities that use little energy (watching TV, sitting at the computer all day, playing games on the phone or computer) can easily lead to obesity.
If you or a loved one is headed toward obesity there is help for you. If you have made up your mind to correct the problem call WeightoWellness today.
Because no two people are alike the health care professional there will help you set goals just for you. They will coach you and encourage you as you lose the weight you need to lose. While you may be thinking you want to lose those extra pounds to look better keep in mind how important good health is. Losing as little as 5 or 10 percent of body weight can have a positive effect on your health.
The staff understands how important it is to have a program that works for you. If you have really set your mind to do what it takes to become the healthiest person you can be they will help you. You will have their expertise in setting goals, meal planning, and choosing an exercise programs.
By following the plan you chose you will lose one to two pounds a week. Remember losing weight slowly will be more effective and healthy over the long term because quick weight loss often spurs weight regain. Once you reach your weight loss goal you will go on a maintenance program to keep the weight off.
The coffee club members encourage you to call them today. Some of them have and others are beginning to see the need to do so.
Phone number is 205-994-2393