hCGTreatments / Diet Doc Weight Loss created a new weight loss program for senior citizens . With the loss of muscle mass and hormonal changes that come along with the aging process, seniors are at risk to gain weight once they hit those golden years. In addition to that, some of the heath challenges our older sect face can limit mobility and therefore activity, which only perpetuates the problem. hCGTreatments / Diet Doc announces a weight loss program that takes into account the slower lifestyle led by some senior citizens.
San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) June 27, 2012
The fight against childhood obesity is all over the news as an epidemic in our nation. Our children are not the only age group suffering from obesity, our seniors are equally at risk from this growing heath problem. June 30th is national senior health and fitness day, and in recognition of helping to reduce senior obesity, hCGTreatments / Diet Doc Weight Loss has added a senior citizen element to their weight loss programs .
“During the past 30 years, the proportion of older adults who are obese has doubled” states, Ann Mabe Newman with the American Nurses Association . Our seniors are at greater risk than anyone for weight loss issues due to slower mobility and limited access to weight loss programs designed for seniors. Let’s face it, unless Grandpa has been hitting the gym for the past 60 years, it is going to be harder to get going if he is carrying a few extra pounds on joints that are deteriorating with arthritis. So what choice is left, states Ann?
The benefits of a weight loss program that are doctor-supervised and designed to shed rapid weight safely, seem to be self explanatory. The benefits and risks of weight reduction in older adults need to be carefully considered. Loss of lean body mass, which is already diminished in older adults, can cause additional problems.
hCGTreatments / Diet Doc Weight Loss Programs targets abnormal fat deposits and reduces loss of muscle mass due to the prescription grade hCG. “A weight loss program that minimizes muscle and bone loss is recommended for the older adult who is overweight or obese and who has functional impairments or metabolic complications that will be improved by weight loss” – Ann Mabe Newman, American Nurses Association.
Other factors that contribute to this cascading problem for our seniors are lack of sleep, as well as certain drugs, such as steroids and some antidepressants that may stimulate the appetite, cause water retention, or slow the metabolism rate. The added pounds can contribute to respiratory problems, arthritis and osteoarthritis, type 2 diabetes; certain types of cancers, especially hormonally related and large-bowel cancer; even gallbladder disease.
Most weight loss programs require regular trips to the gym and heavy workouts to accomplish the desired results, which is not always possible if you are suffering from joint pain, decreased mobility, or are carrying an extra hundred pounds on your body.
With hCGTreatments / Diet Doc Diet Plan the exercise is optional and can be as light or as industrious as our clients are comfortable with, which means you can still lose pounds even without heavy workouts. Increasing flexibility, endurance, and strength are the goals of regular exercise in older adults who are obese. Stretching, aerobic, and strengthening exercises are recommended by the American Society for Nutrition and the North American Association for the Study of Obesity and the Obesity Society, even for the very old and frail.
Older adults who are obese are more likely to suffer from persistent and chronic symptoms of illness, and to report symptoms of depression. In addition to having difficulty with activities of daily living, older obese adults are more likely to not be able to walk very far, go shopping, or participate in other activities that enrich our lives as stated by the Center on an Aging Society.
The increasing number of older people suffering with obesity and associated serious health risks makes understanding how to treat them crucial. Diet Doc Weight Loss has finally closed that gap by developing a diet plan that the aging population can follow safely.