Unfortunately, obesity in the United States is a serious issue. Nearly two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese, and the figures aren’t going down anytime soon. The risk factors associated with obesity are staggering: type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stroke, sleep apnea, certain kinds of cancer, osteoarthritis, and other health conditions. Obesity is also known to reduce the quality as well as the expectancy of life.
However, there is hope. There are a number of programs and plans geared toward safely losing weight. All of them revolve around two staples: diet and exercise. There’s simply no other way to healthily lose weight. Even the government recommends adults to partake in aerobic exercise for at least 75 minutes a week (and even more for “moderate intensity” exercises). Medical weight loss programs will all recommend the same thing. Without proper diet and exercise, losing weight (the healthy way) is just not possible.
Generally, medically supervised weight loss should be gradual. Rapid weight loss puts too much strain on the body and can lead to unhealthy side effects such as serious disruption of metabolism. Medically supervised weight loss usually involves a combination of diet, exercise, and non-invasive procedures such as botox injections. There is even an option to remove fat via non-invasive lasers. Zerona is a laser treatment that targets fat deposits throughout the body without breaking the skin. Zerona uses low-temperature lasers to “melt” the fat away. No surgery is required, nor is there any recovery time. Though diet and exercise are still required, laser treatment can serve as a supplement to safe and productive weight loss.
No matter how exactly you go about losing weight, the results are well worth it. Besides feeling great, you will improve your overall health. There is no shame in being overweight or obese. However, shameless or not, being overweight is simply unhealthy. Medically supervised weight loss programs can give you your body back. Good references here.