It’s a Habit
Developing Good Habits Can Stave Off
Want to reduce your chance of developing type 2 diabetes?
Don’t smoke, and limit your alcohol consumption.
Those are two findings of a major study released last September. The study, which was conducted by the National Institutes of Health, found that five key health habits can prevent the onset of diabetes. They are:
- Maintaining a normal weight.
- Not smoking (or not having smoked for at least 10 years).
- Being physically active (exercising vigorously for 20 minutes three or more times per week).
- Eating a healthy diet with lots of fiber, little trans-fats, few refined or sugary carbohydrates, and a high ratio of good
to bad fats.
- Drinking alcohol in moderation (two drinks or less a day
for men, one drink or less a day for women).
We Can Help
Being overweight has the strongest link to diabetes risk, according to the study. The doctors and clinical experts at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital know this, which is why they have developed a 12-week comprehensive program to help you lose weight and keep off the pounds.
After a full physical, the Medical Weight Loss Program includes the following:
- A physical fitness assessment with an exercise specialist and a body composition analysis by the team
- Three private consultations with a dietitian who specializes in weight loss
- Additional sessions with an exercise specialist for your personalized assessment and tracking
- A weekly 40-minute workout with our exercise specialist
- A weekly weigh-in and goal review with optional meal replacements
- Additional weeks and/or a maintenance program
Get the Skinny
Call 703-391-3783 to sign up for a free information seminar about medical weight loss and to learn about surgical options. To find out more about our program and meet our staff, visit InovaWeightLoss.org and check out the story that recently aired on News Channel 9!