Weight management means keeping your body weight at a healthy level.
About two thirds of adults in the U.S. are overweight or obese
It includes a balance of healthy eating and physical exercise to equate energy intake and energy output.
An imbalance can lead to over or underweight. Being underweight is as serious as being overweight.
The diagnosis of wieght loss or weight gain can done by the help of your nutritionist.
There are two important interventions to prevent and manage obesity. One is optimal nutrition. The other is increased exercise and physical activity.
Balanced diet is eating healthy food in a right proportion which a nutritionist can guide you properly as what food items are good for you and in what amount.
If you are overweight you may have a higher risk of certain health problems like increase in blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol which further can lead to heart disease. Statistics show that 58% of diabetes and 21% of ischemic heart disease are attributable to being overweight.
Physiotherapists have a role to play in the prevention and management of obesity. Obesity leads to restrictions in movement, affecting engagement in physical activity.
Exercise and movement is the keystone of the scope of physiotherapy practice. Along with a holistic, patientcentred, and problem solving approach, physiotherapists have advanced knowledge and skills in:
- anatomical, physiological, and psychosocial mechanisms of health and disease
- assessment and diagnosis
- behaviour change
- exercise prescription and therapeutic exercise
- management of long-term conditions.
Physiotherapists are therefore ideally suited to address the physical and psychological complexities of obesity. Physiotherapists provide valuable input and expertise in the multi-disciplinary management of obesity, helping to optimise clinical outcomes and patient experience.
Consult Aadil hospital's Nutritionist and Physiotherapist for an appropriate treatment.