There are 2 epidemics in today's society: Obesity & Physical Inactivity

Jan 19 2018 | 04:34 AM

Facts
Individuals who are usually inactive can improve their health and well-being by becoming even moderately active on a regular basis ◆ Physical activity does not need to be strenuous
◆ Greater benefits can be achieved by increased amount of regular activity
◆ Approximately 90-95% of “dieters” regain all of weight lost (without PA) in 3-5y
◆ Regular physical activity has shown to be one of the BEST predictors of weight management
◆ 30-60 min/day PA promotes weight loss & long term weight maintenance



Obese individuals are at high risk for many clinical conditions including cancers, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, gout, obstructive sleep apnea, osteoarthritis and poor reproductive health.
Obesity ranks second to smoking as a preventable cause of premature death. Therefore, an urgent need exists for all organizations and individuals concerned about the health and well-being of Americans to sound the alarm and place obesity at the top of health-care agenda.
Obesity is a chronic disease caused by multiple factors however, overconsumption of calories and sedentary lifestyle appear to dominate the recent rise of obesity in this country. Unfortunately, the problem is not confined to adults. These same factors contribute to the dramatic increase in childhood obesity as well.
Physical inactivity and poor diet are major modifiable risk factors lending to an increase in adipose tissue and the subsequent onset of many of the comorbidities mentioned above.
Whether you are prescribed a weight-loss program or an exercise regimen, metabolic testing is key in promoting your patient's change to a healthy lifestyle.
Measuring a person's metabolic rate allows you to construct an effective weight loss plan based on individual caloric needs. In the past, these measurements have only been available by using cumbersome, expensive equipment, and were generally only available at hospitals. This can now be found at Optimum Performance Physical Therapy.
Considerable physical activity is necessary for weight loss maintenance and the reduction of your risk for heart disease, diabetes and a host of other chronic conditions. Ask us how to start. Visit: optimumperformancept.com