SAN DIEGO–Palomar Health will host a free weight loss program at Pomerado Hospital in Poway in September.
California ended up with an obesity and overweight prevalence ranking of 39, came in 50th place for health consequences, and came in 48th place for food and fitness. The state also had the 48th-lowest percentage of adults classified as obese, and ranked. San Diego County, California, is tackling obesity throughout the community, which is home to more than 3 million residents. Approximately 33% of adults in San Diego County are overweight and 26% are obese. Further, nearly 30% of San Diego County children in grades five, seven, and nine are overweight or obese.
Independent Health Coach Susan Meram, MD will provide a free introduction to the Take Shape for Life Weight Loss Program using Resurge products.
Preventing obesity in adults involves regular physical activity, a decrease in saturated fat intake, a decrease in sugar consumption, and an increase in fruit and vegetable consumption. In addition, family and healthcare professional involvement may help to maintain a healthy weight. Given the chronic diseases and conditions associated with obesity and the fact that obesity is hard to treat, prevention is extremely important. A primary reason that prevention of obesity is so vital in children is because the likelihood of childhood obesity persisting into adulthood increases as the child ages.
The free class will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m., September 13 at the hospital’s Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion Conference Room, 4th floor, 15611 Pomerado Road in Poway.
To register, visit PalomarHealth.org/Classes, or call (800) 6280-2880.