My Health Management Announces Alarming Obesity Statistics
February 24, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsMABLETON, Georgia – February 24, 2013 – My Health Management points to alarming statistics on obesity, released in November by the American Medical Association (AMA). According to the AMA, more than a third of adults in America are obese. The association emphasized that if current trends continue, by 2030 no state will have an obesity rate below 44 percent.
As the AMA explains, doctors are challenged to treat those officially termed as "morbidly obese," which are those who have a body mass index (BMI) of 40. A male of average height who is morbidly obese would be 100 pounds overweight, posing a serious danger to his health. Even more alarming, though, is that the number of those whose BMI exceeds 40 is growing each year.
The health risks of high BMIs have been widely publicized. Those who are obese suffer an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stroke, and heart disease, among other problems. Carrying extra weight around can also put a strain on joints, causing an increased risk of knee, hip, and back problems.
To address these statistics, My Health Management provides meal plans and tips to help encourage those trying to live a healthier life. My Health Management can put together meals that are delicious and satisfying, while still promoting weight management. Meals include savory omelets, pasta dinners, and even double chocolate cake. By using one of My Health Management's meal planners, customers have all meals pre-planned for them.
"My Health Management works hard to give customers products and information to help them become as healthy as possible," My Health Management's Gene Carbonell says. "We do that not only by helping people lose weight but also by helping athletes in training and those who are recovering from bariatric surgery."
Bariatric surgery, also known as gastric bypass surgery, has become an option for patients termed as obese or morbidly obese. With bariatric surgery, a doctor reduces the size of a patient's stomach. This drastically reduces the amount of food a patient can consume before feeling "full." The surgery comes with risks, so it is important for patients to receive education on bariatric surgery prior to undergoing the procedure.
As with any weight loss program, bariatric surgery requires a patient learn healthy habits to ensure long-term success. My Health Management provides delicious snacks and meals that can be consumed in smaller portions to meet the new needs of bariatric surgery patients.
For those interested in eating natural foods for long-term health, My Health Management also offers Kay's Natural Cereals, which help sustain energy and promote weight loss. Kay's products include chips and cookies, with each product containing the same protein as two eggs.
For more information on getting healthy using My Health Management's products, visit its website at www.myhealthmanagement.com. The company offers free shipping on orders over $79, along with regular specials on all of its products.