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Save your waist and keep the fat off during lockdowns


Save your waist and keep the fat off during lockdowns.

It goes without saying that maintaining proper body weight will contribute to a long and healthy life. This means shedding excess weight if you are over-weight, gaining a few pounds if you are underweight, and maintaining your weight, if you are within the healthy weight range. Being overweight increases the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, some types of cancers, arthritis and respiratory ailments. 

Losing weight usually involves making changes. While this is easier said than done, remember that dropping just five percent of your body weight brings health benefits and reduces your risk of disease.  

However, weight is relative: most of us tend to weigh more as we get older. It is good to know your body mass index (BMI), although the amount of muscle and body fat you have depends on your age. The older you get, the less muscle mass you will have. The good news is that research shows muscles can be toned and fat removed even into your 80s … so it’s never too late to work on your weight.

Healthy Life Clinic offers a very effective three-month Weight Management programme that can also be taken online. This guided programme is run by a team comprising a dietician, doctor, and a physiotherapist who tailor a course suited to your needs after reviewing details of your dietary habits, lifestyle, medical history and exercise preferences.

Our programme is for you if you answer ‘yes’ to any of the following questions:

1.      Do you exercise regularly, engage in a lot of physical activities, and then binge on unhealthy foods as a reward?

2.      Would you say that your weight has been creeping up despite your consistently healthy diet? 

3.      Do you have sleep problems? Discover how sleep and weight loss are connected.

4.      Your weighing scales do not reflect your week of good, motivated, healthy living.

5.      Do you have an undetected medical condition that is linked to your weight loss or gain? 

6.      Have you checked your medications for side effects such as weight gain? 

Our programme can kick-start your weight loss agenda.

The programme begins with a body composition test which tells you the different components of the weight, such as fat content, and muscle content separately. This information helps you to work on different parts of the body accurately and get better results. A complete screening of eating habits, lifestyle factors that affect health, and a meal diary is assessed to help guide the individual programme.   

Fortnightly sessions are carried out over a period of three months, with intensive follow-up to help you keep up the momentum and motivation without procrastination. You are guided with step by step instructions that are easy to follow.

Many have had good results within the three months, shedding an average two kilogrammes a month. 

If your weight problem is linked to a medical condition, you will be advised on professional medical treatments. 

By Dr Monesha Richard, Healthy Life Clinic

Consult our doctors on ODOC and MyDoctor.lk, via telemedicine. 

For help, medical advice or information, call us on 0773 511 511. 

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