Recent statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics indicate that 67 percent of American adults are overweight or obese, up 25% since 1980. Many of our patients have expressed frustration from other programs they have tried in the past due to being told simply to reduce their calories without medical help which can be both difficult and overwhelming. We view being overweight as a disease and go about treating as we would a diabetic or hypersensitive person, with a suitable diet and medical program.
At Windward Healthcare, our plan has been designed for the patient who has developed a subconscious food obsession and who has been unsuccessful at achieving and maintaining an ideal body weight with the efforts of other programs. Most importantly our program is not just a prescription therapy program but a synergistic program that takes into consideration the patient as a whole person and includes three vital components:
- Counseling, the underlying success factor
- Moderate exercise
- Prescription therapy
One-on-one visits at least one time per week that include nutritional counseling coupled with the accountability factor, high quality service and care make up the first component of our program.
The second component is moderate exercise. It is a well-known fact that a higher percentage of muscle will increase the body’s metabolic rate. We encourage our patients to engage in some form of light exercise through the use of our Exercise Guide.
The final component is medication, which is combined with the concern and follow-up of our committed physicians.
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