Your quest for wellness is more complete when body weight falls within a range that helps you function at your best. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state:
“Overweight and obesity are both labels for ranges of weight that are greater than what is generally considered healthy for a given height. The terms also identify ranges of weight that have been shown to increase the likelihood of certain diseases and other health problems.”
In Nebraska, nearly 30% of adults and 13% of adolescents are obese, and another 36% of adults and 14% of adolescents are overweight. These statistics have been increasing nationally for the past 20 years. A combination of physical activity and good food choices is required to gain and/or maintain healthy weight. If you are already at a healthy weight and undertaking a new exercise program, your caloric requirements will probably change. We can help you determine how to meet those new demands.
At Krull Clinic, we can assist you in determining if weight loss would help you achieve your wellness goals.
- We do a full assessment of your weight and body fat. This includes not only weighing, but BMI (Body Mass Index), waist-to-hip ratio, and body fat analysis with calipers. Weight alone only gives a piece of information to determine if weight loss is recommended. The waist-to-hip ratio helps assess your risk of metabolic disease. Body fat analysis gives a true representation of how much of you is lean mass and how much is fat. Simply being “overweight” does not tell us whether that weight is in healthy muscle, or unhealthy fat. We welcome working with your health care provider in cases of overweight with complicating factors, or obesity.
- How many calories should you be eating? Understanding how your level of activity affects caloric requirements is essential for a lifetime of weight management. We can give you an idea of how much fuel your body needs in a day, based on your current body status and activity level! No two individuals are the same, even if they weigh the same.
- Healthy eating; what is it? Using USDA guidelines, we will encourage you to develop a protocol that meets these guidelines, as well as be friendly to your preferences and lifestyle. When we have and use knowledge, we become more successful, and internalize the pride of better controlling our future.
- Let’s find an activity plan that YOU are excited about! Exercise is a big part of long-term weight management, as well as helping prevent many kinds of diseases and disorders. Our trainers are excited to teach you about safety and efficacy of exercise, in addition to proper form and execution.
Get ready to look and feel better than you have in a long time! Call for an appointment today at (308) 221-6850.