Nearly 75% of American adults are trying to lose weight.
The problem is that when we recognize we have a problem, most of us aren't sure what exactly we can do to reduce and then control our weight, short of some drastic diet and workout scheme. We need a solution that will fit into our own busy daily schedules and will allow us to gain permanent control of our bodies. Excess body fat can contribute to medical conditions such as hypertension, heart disease, high cholesterol, diabetes, digestive diseases and even some forms of cancer.
Contrary to popular opinion, radically reducing calorie intake by drastic dieting may not promote the loss of fat alone but instead, can cause increased loss of muscle and water. Many people try to shed pounds in such crash programs, but these usually cause much more mental anguish and results are rarely permanent.
The healthy, permanent course of action to lose (and keep off) excess body fat can be attained by modifying eating patterns and committing to a regular, but reasonable, exercise program. Then by the regular monitoring of body fat, a person can see progress-- reinforcing their commitment to continuing the effort.
For bariatric clinics and hospitals, QuickMedical has one of the most affordable digital handrail scales on the market, The Charder MS 2500 Digital Handrail Scale. The scale features a capacity of 660 pounds and is ideal for patients needing extra support, making it perfect for rehabilitation facilities as well as hospitals and clinics serving geriatric and bariatric patients. The MS2500 Digital Handrail Scale features a powder coated metal construction with a curved grab bar designed to give the patient more stability. The Electronic Handrail Scale offers a wider, non-slip platform allowing enough room for a chair to be placed on the scale. Charder's MS2500 Handrail Scale has a wheeled base for easy mobility and storage and features a unit conversion button to switch between pounds and kilograms, while also displaying body mass index (BMI).
BMI, more than weight, is used as an overall risk indicator by most physicians.
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