Draper, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/06/2013 -- Promoting a Healthier Lifestyle within the Washington Metropolitan Area - Combating Obesity (Xocai's Protein Shakes) - Demographics of the Regions Obesity Rates: During the past 20 years, there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States and rates remain high. More than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) and approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese.
Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer (pancreas, kidney, prostate, endometrial, breast, and colon), some of the leading causes of preventable death. The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the U.S. was $147 billion in 2008 U.S. dollars; the medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight.
The demographics trend is reveals that the African American population exhibits the majority of cases of obesity, followed by Hispanics, and then Caucasians. Among African Americans, the prevalence of obesity ranged from 23.0% to 45.1%. Among Hispanics, the prevalence of obesity ranged from 21.0% to 36.7%. Among Caucasians, the prevalence of obesity ranged from 9.0% to 30.2%. The District of Columbia has an adult obesity rating of 21.9% and a childhood obesity rating of 35.4%. Maryland's adult obesity rating is 27.6% and its childhood obesity rating is 28.8%. The Virginia adult obesity rating is 27.4% and the childhood obesity rating is 31%. Consequently, it appears that without the proper role models the next generation epidemic is higher than the norm. The American Medical Association declared obesity a disease, which makes diagnosis and treatment more readily available for the medical community. (Source)
Stress-Less Living Expo (October 4-5, Falls Church, VA)
Take a day off! The purpose of the day is to spend time for oneself and to remember that not only are they worth it, but everyone deserve the best in all areas of their life! Dr. Stepheme Provencher will be co-hosting this event with Tony Robbins team & Xoçai Healthy Chocolates. Call them today! (571) 248-0695
Gainesville Holistic Health Center (Whole-listic Healing)
8006 Crescent Park Drive
Gainesville VA 20155
(p) 571-248-0695; 0895
Come and be pampered with spa services, sample & learn why non-GMO and gluten-free products help promote a healthier lifestyle, Admission will be free and there will be many workshops to help empower oneself with knowledge for them to share with others. To learn more about this event visit their website at: www.drstephane.com At Gainesville Holistic Health Center they are here to serve the community and hope that the extended hours will make it more convenient for those who work during normal business hours. They will be opened on the following Saturdays. Please contact the office for an appointment. New patients are also accepted during this timeframe.
August 31st 9 a.m. – noon
September 14th 9 a.m. – noon
Dr. Stéphane is an avid researcher, having completed more than 11 senior research projects at Logan College, including research on Sacro Occipital Technic® (SOT® Methods), which he currently uses in his practice. He has submitted three articles for publication in scientific journals which one was publish in the JVSR in 2009. In collaboration with Dr. Joseph F. Unger, Jr., he developed information on ADHD and Autism for use by chiropractors and their patients wishing to learn more about the disease and the multiple treatment modalities available through chiropractic and related natural therapies.