Chronic Condition Center
HEALTHY WEIGHT LOSS
Obesity in America is Now Higher than Ever!
• 34 percent of U.S. adults are considered overweight, and an additional 31 percent (approximately 60 million) are obese. Combined, approximately 127 million Americans are overweight or obese.
• About 10 percent of children ages 2 through 5, 15.3 percent of children ages 6 to 11, and 15.5 percent of adolescents ages 12 to 19, are obese.
• American’s spend more than $33 billion a year on weight loss products and services. However, the economic cost of obesity in the United States is about
$117 billion. Healthcare costs of American adults with obesity amount to approximately $100 billion.
Being overweight or obese increases the risk of: cardiovascular disease (also known as CVD) heart disease, hypertension, stroke, diabetes, many types of cancer, gallbladder disease, infertility, and many other chronic health problems.
A person’s weight is a result of many factors. These factors include environment, family history and genetics, metabolism (the way your body changes food and oxygen into energy), behavior or habits, and others. Certain things, like family history, can’t be changed. However, other things—like a person’s lifestyle habits—can be changed.
Our goal at the Chronic Condition Center is to help your body heal itself naturally. When your body is really healthy, you will arrive at your proper weight.
This will not only help you lose the weight you want to lose, but improve every other aspect of your life.
Our programs are designed to evaluate the factors involved with your weight and health issues and customize a program specifically for YOU to help you to reach your health and weight goals!
If you would like to know if Dr. Kedwards can help you, schedule a free consultation today!