Lifestyle modification is the single most important factor in maintaining a healthy weight and reducing your risks of life-threatening conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure. As a cornerstone, the combination of diet, exercise, and behavioral changes are essential to promoting and continued weight loss success. We utilize evidence-based findings to counsel everyone on these key topics to debunk the myths frequently discussed in the media.
From self-help books and the internet to commercial and community-based programs, they have all been tried. No matter what is holding you back, we have heard it all. Although everyone has a different story, we all have the same goal, to live longer and healthier lives. As part of our encompassing program, we emphasize the role of diet in weight management. With so many fad-diets and false claims it is time we get back to the facts.
Along with reducing the number calories consumed, increasing the amount of calories burned is key. No matter your level of fitness, there is always room for improvement in physical activity or exercise. According to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, it is recommended that adults perform 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity OR 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity OR an equivalent mix of moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic activity weekly AND muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week.