Walking Program Helps New Moms Shed Pounds (CME/CE)

Walking Program Helps New Moms Shed Pounds (CME/CE)

Obesity among hispanic women is a particular problem, and researchers in Los Angeles decided to tackle the specific issue of obesity among pregnant hispanic women. They developed a program that would attack weight loss through 3 interventions: walking, breastfeeding, and drinking water. The walking portion of the program including having the women take an online class that promoted walking and also sending out a weekly text message that reminded and encouraged the women to meet their goals. The women in the program actually managed to lose over 100% of their pregnancy weight in just 12 weeks. The researchers believe their program is an affordable, effective way to fight obesity.

Key Points:

  • 1Over half of Hispanic women in Los Angeles County are obese.
  • 2Walking, breastfeeding and drinking water are effective health interventions post-partum.
  • 3Receiving health related texts can be motivational to those learning healthy behaviors.


At the end of 6 months, study participants had lost an average of 107.5% of the weight they had gained during their pregnancy.

Read the full article at: https://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/AdditionalMeetings/57596

Follow us

HealthStatus

HealthStatus has been operating since 1998 providing the best interactive health tools on the Internet, millions of visitors have used our health risk assessment, body fat and calories burned calculators.The HealthStatus editorial team has continued that commitment to excellence by providing our visitors with easy to understand high quality health content for many years.
Follow us
Share

HealthStatus has been operating since 1998 providing the best interactive health tools on the Internet, millions of visitors have used our health risk assessment, body fat and calories burned calculators. The HealthStatus editorial team has continued that commitment to excellence by providing our visitors with easy to understand high quality health content for many years.

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *