At The Sherwood Clinic-Harrow, scientific principles of weight loss are applied effectively for overweight and obese people.
Overweight and obesity are important public health problems and are associated with many serious health conditions. The risk of weight gain and obesity depends on lifestyle factors such as food intake and physical activity levels.
Modern medicine uses Body mass index (BMI) as a measure of obesity. BMI is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify overweight and obesity in adults. It is defined as a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of his height in meters (kg/m2). A person with a BMI of 25 more than 30 would be obese. Obesity can have a severe impact on people’s health, increasing the risk of type 2 diabetes, endometrial, breast, and colon cancers, and heart and liver disease. In the last 30 years, worldwide obesity has more than doubled. 65% of the world’s population live in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight. Many low and middle-income countries are now facing a rapid upsurge in disease risk factors such as for overweight and obesity, particularly in urban settings. ( World Health Organization, 2011).
The latest Health Survey for England data showed that nearly 1 in 4 adults, and over 1 in 10 children aged 2-10, are obese (Health Survey of England, 2008). 61% of men and 71% of women did not meet the government’s minimum recommendations for physical activity (Health Survey of England,2008). In response to the rising concern and the health risks associated with obesity, the department of health launched the “Change 4 Life” campaign in 2010. Local campaigns to encourage physical activity and exercise have been in place.
Exercise training and diet-induced weight loss cause a significant improvement in insulin sensitivity. Weight reduction by lifestyle modification is a means of reducing co- precipitators of Coronary Heart Disease and type 2 diabetes ( American Journal of Physiology, Vol 293, 2007)
Exercise has a positive effect on body weight and cardiovascular disease risk factors in people with overweight or obesity, particularly when combined with diet, and that exercise improves health even if no weight is lost (The Cochrane review, Shaw et al, 2006).
The Weight Loss Program at The Sherwood Clinic in Harrow is evidence-based with scientific yet natural principles of integrated medicine. The program is designed for over three months. It includes detailed dietetic consultations and individualized diet plans, body fat and fitness assessments, and a minimum of two sessions a week of specific exercise plans tailored individually to achieve weight loss.
In addition to achieving your desired weight loss, we actively encourage you to develop long term behavioral changes to prevent weight gain and improve fitness and stamina.
Do contact our integrated medicine expert Sushma Sanghvi for further information on this unique evidence-based program.
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