Facts About Being Overweight

  • Being only 10 pounds overweight increases the force on the knee by 30-60 pounds with each step
  • Overweight women have nearly 4 times the risk of knee osteoarthritis; for overweight men the risk is 5 times greater.
  • Current trends indicate the number of diabetic Americans could triple by 2050.
  • Common risk factors associated with being overweight include:
    Cancer
    Joint pain
    Osteoarthritis
    Hypertension
    Diabetes
    Sleep Apnea
    Coronary disease

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OptimisSport Weight Management Program;

an Evidence-Based Wellness Program

The OptimisSport Weight Management Program, created by top experts in the field and based on the most current research, focuses on the three critical components for a successful program:

  • Exercise
  • Nutrition
  • Behavioral modification

The program consists of education modules that are comprised of PowerPoint slides, presentation voice-overs, and Patient Education handouts which teach patients how to choose the right foods, exercise appropriately and make permanent changes. The program includes features for ongoing measurement and continual feedback. The expertise of physical therapists in identifying biomechanical impairements, together with these materials, makes an unbeatable combination for patients' success. Our goal at OptimisSport is not to provide a quick fix or fad diet, but to provide patients with realistic goals and sustainable results.

 
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