The need for effective weight loss programs that truly promote meaningful health outcomes (improvement in endocrine, cardiovascular and orthopedic parameters) is not diminishing. According to a recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association:
It is well-known that overweight and obesity are risk factors for a variety of chronic conditions including diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, stroke, heart disease, certain cancers, and arthritis. Higher grades of obesity are associated with excess mortality, primarily from cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. Trends in obesity-related health outcomes do not always parallel trends in the prevalence of obesity. Despite the increases in obesity prevalence, mortality rates and mortality from coronary heart disease and stroke have declined over several decades, possibly due to improvements in public health and medical care and in other cardiovascular risk factors; however, hypertension appears to be increasing. Of these obesity-related conditions, diabetes may be most closely linked to obesity, and the increasing incidence of diabetes worldwide is of considerable concern. In the United States, the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes increased significantly from 1988-1994 through 2005-2006.” – JAMA. 2010;303(3):235-241.1
As a health care provider, you want to be confident when referring your patients for assistance with lifestyle change to achieve weight loss. According to the National Weight Control Registry (http://www.nwcr.ws/), 55% of participants report having utilized some sort of structured weight loss program to personally achieve lasting weight loss. Unfortunately, commercial weight loss programs and health are not always synonymous.
At the new well; they are.
It’s no secret that some commercial weight loss programs do not promote health and well-being and often promote unproven, un-sustainable, strange and faddish behaviors.
The United States is the epicenter of an obesity epidemic. Fad diets generally ignore or refute what is known about fundamental associations between dietary pattern and human health.” – Pandemic obesity and the contagion of nutritional nonsense 2
Effective weight loss methods that simultaneously promote reduction in blood glucose, serum insulin levels, triglycerides and blood pressure are well documented. 3
Health and wellness has long been defined as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.4
The new welll combines all parameters proven to promote weight loss and encourage health and wellness.
The new welll program combines proven, effective methods for achieving weight loss, improvement in metabolic parameters, weight maintenance and overall health.
The new welll meal plan focuses on whole foods (not pre-packaged and heavily processed) and demonstrates easy methods for choosing nutritious foods in portions to promote weight loss. The food plans allow for personal choice and all are organized to promote glycemic control and feature elements of scientifically proven dietary interventions for weight loss and maintenance.5
The new welll exercise protocol effectively promotes weight loss and maintenance, is uncomplicated and highly accessible to program participants. Our exercise plan promotes weight loss and is based on national recommendations from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute who recently reviewed our literature conducted as part of the clinical guidelines developed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.6
The new welll offers one-on-one accountability for improved behavioral and cognitive outcomes. We train our Wellness Consultants in Health Coaching methods for behavior change. 7
The new welll empowers and enables clients to achieve and maintain their weight loss goals.
The new welll promotes easy methods for utilizing regular massage to further promote weight loss and well-being. Research has shown the many benefits of massage. 8
The new welll program is complete and consistent with scientific research on the best methods for weight loss, weight maintenance and health promotion. The new welll utilizes all key methods reported as critical to successful weight loss and maintenance according to the National Weight Control Registry (http://www.nwcr.ws/) researchers. This includes modified food intake, increased physical activity, use of a structured weight loss program and other key behavioral components.
Practitioners can feel confident recommending the new well program for patients desiring to lose weight through a team of dedicated staff who provide tools which help them achieve lasting results.