In America, over 78 million people are obese; that is one third of the nation’s population. Across the globe, two (2) billion people over 18 years old are overweight. 600 million of them are extremely overweight or categorized as obese. Though this condition is preventable, many people die from obesity. As for children, 42 million under the age of five (5) are obese. At Queen City Health Center, under the care of Charlotte chiropractor, Dr. Holly Clemens many of these sufferers have been helped immensely and have been able to return to a healthier lifestyle.
What is obesity and what are its symptoms?
When an individual accumulates excessive body fat that negatively affects their health, they are considered overweight or obese. People who fall into this category usually suffer from a number of illnesses. They may include gallbladder disease, high total cholesterol, sleep apnea, bone and cartilage degeneration (osteoarthritis), high levels of triglycerides (dyslipidemia), respiratory problems, cancers, high blood pressure (hypertension), coronary heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes.
What causes obesity?
Overeating leads to obesity—that is consuming too much unhealthy calories. Usually this trend affects developing nations; however, it has become a global issue in recent decades. According to the WHO, anyone with a BMI greater than or equal to 25 is overweight and anyone with a BMI greater than or equal to 30 is obese. They also stipulate that this is true of 13% of the world’s adult population (11% of men and 15% of women).
How obesity is usually diagnosed and treated
As obesity is fostered through overeating and leading a sedentary lifestyle, sufferers must maintain a healthy diet along with adequate exercise to counter its effects and lose weight. Dr. Holly advises that the first step is to consume a diet rich in healthy fats and low in sugar. That means eating more fruits and vegetables and eating fewer junk foods. She also recommends getting about 12-15 minutes of high-intensity exercise each day. It is important to diversify your routine with weight training and aerobics. This will get your heart rate up, giving your body the signal to produce less cortisol, which is a stress hormone that contributes to weight gain and fat retention. In turn, your body will produce an abundance of human growth hormone, which signals it to burn fat. Also, by eating less sugar, your body will be forced to burn fat instead of burning the excess sugar so many of us consume on a daily basis.
How can chiropractic care help alleviate or treat obesity?
There are many ailments associated with obesity and as such, sufferers are usually trying to manage these ailments. Chiropractic care helps obese patients manage their stress and minimize injury to their joints and bones. Spinal adjustments also regulate your hormones for optimal weight loss.
If you suffer from obesity and would like help, Queen City Health Center just might be the solution you’ve been searching for! Dr. Holly has helped dozens of people lose weight and regain control of their health and self-image through a series of comprehensive treatments that include regular spinal adjustments, and holistic diet and exercise regimens, tailored specifically to each of her patients. If you’re tired of being sick and tired, call us today at 980-422-2000 to book an in-person consultation. (To receive our current special rate, mention this website as the source of your call.)
If you’ve never been to a chiropractor and aren’t sure what to expect, check out this page to learn more about what happens during your first visit. In a nutshell, Dr. Holly performs a physical examination and uses X-rays to determine what spinal abnormalities could exist that may be a contributing factor to your condition. If you’re still not quite ready to commit to an office visit, simply fill out the form on this page to request a FREE 15-minute phone consultation. Dr. Holly will call you and answer all of your questions right over the phone, and together, we can determine if Charlotte chiropractic care is right for you!