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Weight Management Specialists

Apex Wellness

Physical Therapists & Wellness Specialists located in Newark, NJ & Kansas City, KS

Despite having a plethora of weight loss programs to choose from, more than 70% of adults in the United States are overweight or obese. At Apex Wellness in Newark, New Jersey, and Kansas City, Kansas, Nima Patel, PT, DPT, and Janel Jones, PT, DPT, offer a realistic weight management program that can help you lose the weight and keep it off. To learn more about weight management, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Weight Management Q&A

How does body weight affect your health?

Your body weight may increase your risk of developing chronic diseases. To assess weight and health, Apex Wellness uses your body mass index (BMI), which is a mathematical equation that compares your weight to your height.

Your BMI determines if you’re at a normal weight (a BMI reading of 18.5-24.9), overweight (25-29.9), or obese (30 or greater). Being overweight or obese increases your risk of:

  • Diabetes
  • Certain types of cancer
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Kidney disease
  • Fatty liver disease

Losing weight, even as little as 5-10% of your current weight, may significantly reduce your risk of developing a chronic health issue. 

Dedicated to helping people reach their health and wellness goals, Apex Wellness offers a comprehensive weight management program, which is conducted through telehealth visits rather than in-office clinic visits. 

Am I a good candidate for weight management?

Anyone is a good candidate for the weight management program at Apex Wellness. Whether you’re struggling to lose 10 pounds or 50 pounds, the practice offers a realistic weight management program that focuses on helping you make lifestyle changes to improve food choices and habits. 

The weight management program also benefits those who simply want to learn how to maintain a healthy weight to optimize wellness and well-being.

What can I expect during a weight management consultation? 

Dr. Patel and Dr. Jones take a whole-body approach to care, and you can expect a comprehensive evaluation during your weight management consultation. Through their telehealth technology, they ask detailed questions about your:

  • Usual diet
  • Current weight
  • Weight struggles
  • Food struggles
  • Exercise habits
  • Daily stresses
  • Occupation
  • Personal medical history
  • Family history
  • Medication and supplement use

To estimate your BMI, they also request you provide your current weight and height. 

How does weight management work?

Dr. Jones and Dr. Patel create a personalized weight management program that takes into consideration your eating style, medical and family histories, health risks, and weight goals. 

They develop an eating plan that’s realistic, not restrictive. The goal of the plan is to put you in control of your eating habits and your weight. Dr. Jones and Dr. Patel provide the ongoing support you need, but they don’t call every day.

In addition to diet, your weight management program may also include:

  • Exercise guidance
  • Strength training program
  • Stress management
  • Lifestyle modification
  • Ongoing support

Through their telehealth service, Dr. Jones and Dr. Patel schedule regular follow-up appointments to monitor your progress, answer questions, provide guidance, and cheer you on. 

For a realistic weight management plan that can help you reach and maintain your weight goals for optimal health, call Apex Wellness or book an appointment online today.