If you acted on your 2015 New Year's resolution to lose weight, you weren't alone. According to Gallup, more Americans exercised for at least 30 minutes for three or more days per week in June than the preceding two years. The amount of fitness enthusiasts sat at 55.5 percent, up from 54.9 percent in 2014 and 54.2 percent in 2013.
These are astounding statistics, but are the results paying off? Unfortunately they're not according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
"The CDC reported obesity is still on the rise in the U.S."
The CDC reported obesity is still on the rise in the U.S, with roughly 40 percent of women and 35 percent of men dealing with the condition. Researchers determined obesity by usingbody mass index.According to this index, if a person's BMI sits between 25 and 29.9, he or she isoverweight. If it's at 30 BMI, this qualifies asobese.
While it's important to recognize that the researchers likely thread the needle with weights, it's just as vital to realize that people were straddling this line as well.
JAMA's Senior Editor Jody Zylke, MD, and Editor in Chief Howard Bauchner, MD, weren't sure why this trend is ticking upwards.
"Numerous foundations, industries, professional societies, and governmental agencies have provided hundreds of millions of dollars in funding to support basic science research in obesity, clinical trials and observational studies, development of new drugs and devices, and hospital and community programs to help stem the tide of the obesity epidemic," Zylke andBauchnersaid, according to NBC News.
However, it's clear that through a regimented diet and exercise, you can chip away at weight. And, when you're near your target weight loss goal, liposuction can be used to help get rid of those tough, stubborn fatty areas. Dr. Anthony Taglienti of Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists is skilled in performing liposuction to targeted areas including the abdomen, ankles, back, breasts, calves, love handles, buttock and hips, to name a few.
While you will see a significant, positive change after liposuction, it's not a replacement for proper diet and exercise. As we previously mentioned, June is when most people in the U.S. work out. Let this motivate you to start eating healthy and to implement a regular exercise regimen into your weekly schedule. As you begin to lift, run and diet, you'll notice stubborn areas of your body that won't drop weight, and these will be targeted by your plastic surgeon with liposuction.