Carrying a significant amount of extra weight increases your risk of numerous health problems. That’s why Nancy Ashby, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, of Kingdom Wellness and Family Health, PLLC, in Phoenix, Arizona, offers medically supervised weight loss services. If you’re ready to try a new approach to reaching and maintaining a healthy weight, call to book a visit or schedule online with just a few clicks of the mouse.
There are numerous factors that contribute to the growing rates of overweight and obesity in America. Our food supply is a big part of the problem. With fast food available in every city and town in the nation, and grocery store aisles lined with heavily processed food items, it’s no wonder so many people struggle with their weight.
The modern American lifestyle is also partly to blame. Children and adults spend a great deal of time in front of screens at school, at work, and for recreation. This leaves less time for getting outside and enjoying enough exercise.
High levels of stress and poor sleep quality also make it hard to reach and maintain a healthy weight. As you age, shifting hormonal balance can also contribute to weight gain.
It’s difficult to overstate the damage caused by being overweight or obese. Some of the health risks with a clear link to carrying significant excess weight include:
These are just a few of the health issues that you can encounter when you are overweight or obese. Bringing your weight down to healthier levels will reduce your risk for these and many other serious health conditions.
Medically supervised weight loss places your health at the center of the process. A thorough physical exam, with lab testing, is the first step of the process and provides insight into how well your body currently functions.
A customized nutrition plan helps you change your approach to food and fueling your body. There are no fad diets but an emphasis on implementing positive improvements that are also sustainable.
You’ll learn how to incorporate more physical activity into your routines. Here again, no extreme exercise plans are needed. Those efforts only increase your risk of harm and are not sustainable. Finding ways to enjoy physical activity can help you create lifelong habits that support overall health and wellness.
Medications might play a role in supporting your weight loss, but the primary focus is on lifestyle modifications. As you move through the process, you’ll have the guidance of your health team to ensure you don’t push too hard, too fast.
When you’re ready to begin, booking a visit is as simple as a phone call or a few moments online, so don’t delay.