now, you've heard the grim statistics: More than half of all
American adults are overweight and at an increased risk for
developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, and more
-- diseases responsible for approximately 300,000 deaths a
year. The most unfortunate part? These deaths can be prevented.
For most people, weight loss is a highly personal issue that
can be difficult to face, especially if one has a considerable
amount of weight to lose. And with the dreary facts surrounding
weight loss -- chiefly, horror stories suggesting that most
people who do lose weight don't keep it off -- many people
doubt their ability to shed pounds permanently.
A recent article on weight-loss strategies suggests that
the most effective weight-loss programs include a multifaceted
approach that includes diet and behavioral modifications,
as well as increasing physical activity. Prospective dieters
are encouraged to determine why they eat, as well as assess
what they eat, and engage in regular physical activity; however,
some people -- especially those who have suffered from lifelong
obesity - may need additional motivation to get started. This
is where your doctor of chiropractic can help.
If you need to lose weight but aren't sure where to begin,
your chiropractor can help you develop a nutrition and exercise
plan suitable to your needs, as well as offer support and
encouragement during the weight-loss process.
And remember, routine chiropractic treatments not only help
maintain the body's structural alignment, they help relieve
stress, promote emotional clarity and positively affect your
Bartlett, SJ. Motivating patients toward weight loss. The
Physician and Sportsmedicine, November 2003;31(11).
To learn more about the benefits of chiropractic, visit www.chiroweb.com/find/whatis.html.