Obesity is a serious, costly and all too common problem in Canada. About 5.3 million Canadians are obese—this equates to a worrisome one in five adults. Obesity-related conditions, such as stroke, heart disease, type-2 diabetes and certain cancers, are some of the leading causes of preventable death in Canada. What’s more, obesity costs our healthcare system an alarming $6 billion each year.
As healthcare providers, you’re likely familiar with the current state of obesity in Canada. You may also be your patients’ number-one supporter when it comes to encouraging weight loss efforts. Help your patients meet their goals by sharing these tips for weight loss success:
Remember, weight loss can be a challenging task for patients. With a little support and some proven guidelines, change is possible. Share these tips for weight loss success with your patients to help them move toward a newer, healthier version of themselves.
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