Family Physicians & Geriatric Physicians located in Apopka, FL
Attaining and maintaining a healthy weight reduces your risk of many chronic diseases and can boost your overall quality of life. At IAM Healthy in Apopka, Florida, the expert team provides you with the tools and support you need to successfully meet your weight goals. Make an appointment today by calling the office or scheduling online to find out how the practice can help you lose weight, especially when you’ve had trouble doing so on your own.
Weight Loss Q & A
Why should I be concerned about weight loss?
Weight loss isn’t just about vanity, because a healthy weight has very real health implications. When you lose excess pounds, it reduces your risk of potentially life-threatening conditions, including:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
When you’re of a healthy weight, you also lessen the severity of issues such as sleep apnea, arthritis, and depression.
Why is weight loss so hard?
Some people have a genetic makeup that increases their risk of excessive weight gain. But even if your genes are the reason why you hold onto and distribute fat in certain ways, you can still take action to slim down.
As you age, losing weight is harder too. As the years pass, your metabolism slows down, so you have to work harder with a quality diet and active lifestyle to maintain a healthy weight.
What weight-loss services are available?
If you’ve been struggling for a while with being overweight or obese, the providers at IAM Healthy can identify any underlying medical issues that may be standing in the way of your weight loss. These include thyroid issues or diabetes. Getting these health problems under control can be enough to kickstart weight loss and get you to a healthier body.
The team at IAM Healthy can also work with you in a compassionate, supportive way to develop the best plan to help you achieve your weight goal. They can review your diet and exercise routine as well as other aspects of your lifestyle, such as tobacco use and sleep habits, to determine what changes will elicit a better chance at weight loss.
What are common weight-loss treatments?
The team at IAM Healthy promotes:
- Better sleep habits
- A regular physical activity schedule
- Management of underlying medical conditions
- A healthy, balanced, portion-controlled diet
Routine check-in at the office can help keep you accountable and allow for tweaks to your diet or exercise plan so you achieve the greatest success possible.
For more about the weight-loss services offered at IAM Healthy, call the office or schedule an appointment online.
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