Hunan Opens “Nutrition + Exercise” Weight Loss Outpatient Service for Overweight Teenagers
Key words: Overweight Teenagers, Medical advice for weight loss, Diet and exercise
July 31th, Xinhua News Agency (Journalist: Shuai Cai). To help some teenagers having the need to lose weight, Hunan People’s Hospital opened “Nutrition + Exercise” weight loss outpatient service, where professionals prescribe exercise treatment and give personalized medical guidance on weight loss.
According to Cai Hua, director of the weight loss outpatient service in the Digestion and Nutrition Department of Hunan People’s Hospital, many students live unbalanced lives during summer holidays, and their excessive consumption of carbonated drinks and high-calorie food coupled with lack of exercise cause rapid increase in body weight. Professionals in weight loss outpatient unit will adopt a “one on one” mode of treatment, and measure a student’s muscle, fat and organ fat levels, as well as specific weight control indexes, among other data, sets personalized medical nutritional weight loss solutions. The doctors also monitor the student’s weight loss process timely for personalized management.
Cai Hua advises that weight loss cannot be achieved overnight or with strict diet alone. Teenagers need to have correct understanding about weight management, and make sure that they lose weight on the premise that essential nutrition for growth and development is provided. Teenagers can make suitable exercise plans such as swimming, rope skipping, aerobics, hula hoops and so on. They should also be reminded to do warm-up activities before exercise. It is best to exercise within an hour per day, and excessive exercise is not recommended.
According to surveys, China has experienced much greater increase in obesity rate than developed countries, which is a very serious problem. Obesity increases the risks of many diseases, and negatively affects one’s health. The “Nutrition + Exercise” weight loss outpatient treatment in Hunan adopts a “one on one” mode of personalized treatment, and tailors its treatment plans to everyone’s circumstances. The initiative not only soothes the anxiety of teenagers out of obesity and is conducive to their mental health, but also reduces the risk of teenagers blindly seeking alternative medical advice for weight loss, such as unhealthy diet, weight loss pills or weight loss, which could be harmful to their health. In the long run, the initiative also reduces the risks of teenagers falling ill as a result of obesity.