Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes
With almost a 70% rate of obesity, the American society is in dire need of health education which is rooted in whole food nutrition. Individual consultations and group wellness programs offered through Colorado Center of Health and Nutrition, promote better food choices by teaching participants how to identify proper nutrition and educate them on the link between their lifestyle and the most prevalent chronic diseases in this country.
Explaining the relationship between obesity and the escalating incidence of heart disease, Type II Diabetes and health care costs should help motivate participants to seek help and to take control of their lifestyle choices.
Take Our Belly Fat Quiz
- Do you have central obesity or an “apple” body shape?
- Do you have elevated blood pressure?
- Do you have abnormal blood sugar or insulin levels?
- Do you have elevated triglycerides?
- Do you have high LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and/or low HDL (“good”) cholesterol?
If you answered “yes” to 3 or more of the questions above, then you may have metabolic syndrome – a combination of conditions and bio-markers that increase the risk of developing heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
The good news…
When you change your lifestyle and your body composition, you can change your life!
Don’t fall victim to fad “starvation” diets, weight loss magic pills or the latest new weight loss product your neighbor is selling. In the long run your body will only end up retaining fat and losing lean muscle tissue, which is detrimental to your health in the long run.
According to the National Institute of Health, lifestyle modifications such as whole food nutrition, individualized diet, and exercise are the preferred methods for achieving healthy body composition, and thus decreasing risk of metabolic syndrome.
With targeted body composition program, like the one offered at Colorado Center of Health and Nutrition, you will not only lose unhealthy weight and unattractive fat – you will also learn to manage your blood sugar levels, minimize your risk of developing high blood pressure, high cholesterol, insulin resistance, hormone related problems and many other chronic disease conditions associated with aging and obesity in our country.