As the northeast experiences the tightest grip of Old Man Winter for some time, the ever popular New Year's resolutions to achieve a healthy weight are beginning to wane. Don't let cold weather and cabin fever keep you from kick-starting the journey to a healthier you. Health experts at The Valley Hospital have programs available to help our neighbors address their health, wellness and weight.
"A Recipe for Life," Valley's nutrition guidance program, is the perfect addition to an existing medical treatment plan or as an independent effort to eating well and being healthier. Studies in recent years have made a clear connection between good nutrition and the reduced risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, or cancer. Our health and nutrition experts provide comprehensive services that assist patients in developing a healthy eating program tailored to fit their lifestyle. The program has daytime, evening and Saturday hours and is conveniently located at Valley's Luckow Pavilion in Paramus. Interested individuals can click here or call 201-634-5371 to schedule an appointment.
For members of the public dealing with significant weight issues, The Valley Hospital's Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery provides life-changing medical procedures and enters into a life-long health partnership with its patients. Weight-loss surgery, sometimes referred to as bariatric or obesity surgery, is designed to allow patients to achieve long-term, significant weight loss through both conventional and minimally-invasive procedures. Those eligible for weight-loss surgery include people who:
• have a body mass index (BMI) or 40 or above;
• have a BMI of 35 or more and life-threatening obesity-related problems, such as diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, etc.; and
• have found minimal success with traditional weight loss, including a regimen of diet and exercise.
To find out if surgery is right for you, attend one of our free educational seminars, visit www.ExperienceValleyWeightLoss.com, call 201-251-3480, or contact us via e-mail.
Take the next steps towards a healthier you in 2014!