Abnormal or excessive fat accumulation can negatively affect an individual’s health. These conditions are determined by body mass index (BMI), which is a weight-for-height index that is typically used to classify overweight or obesity in adults. A BMI greater than or equal to 25 is overweight; and a BMI greater than or equal to 30 is obese.
According to the World Health Organization:
- Obesity has more than doubled worldwide since 1980.
- More than 1.9 billion adults, ages 18 and up, were overweight in 2014; and 600 million of those individuals were living with obesity.
- Worldwide, overweight and obesity are linked to more deaths than underweight.
- In 2013, 42 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese.
- Obesity is preventable.
There are major risk factors for individuals who are considered overweight or obese. These include:
- Heart disease
- Certain cancers
- Musculoskeletal disorders (osteoarthritis)
At Weight Management, our mission is to help the individual combat excess weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle, ultimately improving his or her quality of life.
Some of our services include:
- Ongoing consultations and evaluations
- Meal replacement programs
- Diet and exercise recommendations
- Referrals for physical therapy
Weight Management also offers a support group where individuals who are struggling with their weight can come together to share their stories and get help and support in their efforts to be a healthier version of themselves.