If you struggle to reach and maintain a healthy weight, you’re certainly not alone. The team of providers at Galenus Group, a group medical practice serving the community of Lehigh Acres, Florida, and surrounding Lee County, offers excellent weight-management services designed to help you achieve your goals. When you’re ready to try a new approach to weight loss, call or click to schedule an initial visit.
It often seems that losing weight and maintaining those results is an impossible goal. That’s because a number of factors cause or contribute to weight gain, and gaining release from those influences is not a simple task.
For example, consider the nearly around-the-clock availability of fast food in cities and towns across the nation. Or the grocery store shelves laden with highly processed and nutritionally void food products.
Think about the modern American lifestyle, where many tasks associated with school, work, and even recreation center on hours spent in front of electronic devices. Little time is left to get outside and stay active.
High stress levels, poor sleep quality, and conflicting health and weight-loss advice further complicate matters. It should come as no surprise that more than half of Americans are carrying excess weight.
It’s difficult to overstress the dangers of carrying a significant amount of extra weight. Virtually every organ and system in your body is negatively affected by being overweight or obese.
Some of the health issues researchers link to being overweight or obese include:
Losing even a moderate amount of extra weight dramatically reduces your risk of developing these problems. Weight management helps improve your condition even if you’ve already been diagnosed with chronic disease.
Fad diets can certainly help you drop pounds in a relatively short period of time, and extreme exercise plans can blast away pounds. But these efforts are not only unsustainable. They also often place you at risk of harm.
Medically supervised weight management takes a different approach, one that places your health as a central priority. Medication might play a role in your treatment plan, but drug therapy is never the sole approach. Your provider also works closely with you to develop meaningful lifestyle improvements.
Weight management teaches you how to build off of small improvements, creating gradual-yet-meaningful momentum as you move closer to a healthy weight. There are no tricks, no shortcuts, and no tactics that place your health at risk.
If you’re ready to learn more, booking a visit at Galenus Group takes just moments whether you choose to connect online or by phone.