If you’re an avid gym-goer or know one, you may have heard people talking about skipping the gym for the first few weeks of the new year to avoid the flood of new members trying to fulfill their New Year’s resolutions.
Statistics back up the rash of new members. The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association found that 12% of all new gym memberships begin in January, among the 65% of US adults who make fitness-related resolutions. Unfortunately, 14% of these resolutioners give up on their goals by the end of February. Regular members ride out the storm and then return once the crowds have subsided.
If you made a weight-loss resolution and are thinking about throwing in the towel, come see us at Apex Medical Professionals in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. Walid Elkhalili, MD, and the rest of our team work with you to create a custom treatment plan and give you the tools to reach your goals.
Dr. Elkhalili places a high priority on preventive care, wellness strategies, and health education. He has been recognized as a doctor of excellence by the Leading Physicians of the World organization.
Millions of people make New Year’s resolutions, but they seem to be known more for failure than success. When it comes to making a weight loss resolution, consider two factors:
When you feel your dedication start to waver or have trouble completing your goals, come see us at Apex Medical Professionals.
While you may be motivated to lose weight for aesthetic reasons, the health benefits of shedding a few pounds can be significant. Extra weight puts more stress on your bones, muscles, and joints. Your knees are at especially high risk; overweight people are 4-5 times more likely to develop knee osteoarthritis.
Excess weight also makes you more susceptible to the following:
Many of these conditions cause long-term suffering and can result in significant medical expenses.
Our team aims to help you through both medical management and lifestyle adjustments.
Lifestyle adjustments are focused on two principles:
Don’t get bogged down by what you should cut or how much exercise you actually need for effective results. We put our expertise to work to help you set calorie goals, develop a nutritionally sound eating plan, and discover impactful ways to stay active.
If your weight loss goals expand beyond lifestyle adjustments, medical management may be in order. Oral medications can be helpful, with benefits including:
Many of our patients find success with Saxenda®, an FDA-approved injectable weight loss medication. Saxenda mimics a hormone naturally found in your body that curbs appetite and makes you feel fuller. It works best for people who are overweight and have a weight-related medical condition like high blood pressure or Type 2 diabetes.
Weight loss can be hard, and you need an expert on your team. When you work with us, you have access to expert advice and information, from setting calorie goals to developing a balanced diet. Since you work with a physician, you can rest easy knowing the solutions we prescribe are healthful and well-researched.
Don’t struggle alone to keep your resolutions. Our team at Apex Medical Professionals can help. Call us today for an appointment or book a consultation using our online tool.