By Nancy DeHart
Since we launched LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic in 2011 we have seen so very many of our members change their health for the better. Some have gone off medications, regained mobility, eased their depression and many have lost weight.
We saw the results of their hard work following our exercise and lifestyle program, and their doctors did too. But we wanted to have proof, on a wider scale, that our program worked to improve people’s health.
And now we have proven it!
For the past year or so we have been working on a special research project at LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic: analyzing the health data we collect from our members when they come to exercise at a LIVE WELL location.
Our data, analyzed by Sentis Research, a third party data analytics company, showed that our program helps members reduce their weight better than medication alone. And with no unpleasant side effects, such as bloating, constipation, nausea, heartburn etc.
What makes this study so special is that our members are ordinary people, many with multiple chronic health conditions, and many of whom never exercised regularly in their lives before joining LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic. Our LIVE WELL members are not your typical gym-goers.
We analyzed the data on 200 members in our My Healthy Weight Program, considered overweight or obese with a BMI of greater than 30. Those who participated in the My Healthy Weight program for an average of 6 months lost 4.8% of body weight. The highest weight loss losers in this group lost 10.2 % of their body weight, or 26 lbs!
“We have figured out how to get people who suffer with chronic health issues to exercise and change their lifestyle and sustain it long-term,” says LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic Founder & President Sara Hodson. “
Click here for more information on our study, to download a copy of our Weight Loss infographic or to sign up for a free Program Consultation if you think LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic might be able to help you or someone you love, or if you are a physician or healthcare worker who would like to refer a patient and receive our lifestyle prescription package.