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Weight Management from Nutritional Experts Camps – Programs!

CRC’s clinical weight management programs – Structure House and Wellspring Retreats for adults, and Wellspring Camps, Wellspring Academies, and Wellspring Fit Clubs for adolescents – have achieved some of the best results ever recorded for initial and sustained weight loss. Employing cognitive-behavioral therapy, a low-fat diet, physical activity, and an extensive continuing care program, our programs provide people of all ages with the necessary tools, decision-making skills, and behavioral strategies to control their weight permanently.

Located throughout the United States as well as in Canada and the United Kingdom, CRC’s residential weight loss facilities take a scientific approach to healthy living, providing individual nutrition counseling, behavioral workshops, personal training, and individual and group sessions with a licensed therapist to empower participants and teach them how to integrate healthy eating principles into their daily lives. Because of the impressive results we have achieved, our weight management programs have published outcome studies in peer reviewed scientific journals and been featured on Dateline NBC, the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, CBS Evening News, and 60 Minutes, as well as in The New York Times, People magazine, Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, and USA TODAY.

It’s no secret that weight management is a significant problem in the United States and many other nations. Overweight and obesity rates in the U.S. are at record levels, and continue to climb.

Between 1960 and 1980, the adult obesity rate in the United States held relatively steady at about 15 percent of the population. Since then, though, the numbers have grown significantly (and, to health experts, troublingly) across the country.

By 2008, the adult obesity rate in the United States had more than doubled, reaching 34 percent. Only one U.S. state (Colorado, with an adult obesity rate of 19.4 percent) currently has an adult obesity rate below 20 percent.

Clearly, adult weight management issues remain prevalent and problematic for men and women throughout the nations. Researchers and other experts have proposed a number of causes and several solutions for this problem — but at present, adult weight management concerns remain one of the top threats to the nation’s health and financial security.

Causes of Adult Weight Management Problems

No one issue or event has been identified as the sole direct cause of the adult weight management crisis in the United States, but experts have determined that a number of factors have contributed to the rising rates of overweight and obesity:

Sedentary lifestyles — As the workforce in the United States has moved from agrarian to industrial to information-based, jobs have become much more sedentary, often involving little physical activity beyond the effort that it takes to tap a keyboard. And with many U.S. communities and neighborhoods designed more for motor vehicle transportation than for walking and biking, Americans are spending more and more time in a seated, sedentary position.

Sedentary lifestyles have been associated with a host of physical problems and health concerns, and have been identified as a prime suspect in the increasing prevalence of weight management issues among U.S. adults.

Poor diet — It is probably not a surprise that increases in the sales of fast foods and prepackaged meals has occurred during a time when Americans are also having greater difficulty keeping their weight management issues under control. A high-calorie, high-fat diet significantly increases the likelihood that a person will develop weight management issues. When this type of an unhealthy diet is consumed by a person who is living a sedentary lifestyle, the likelihood of weight management issues is greatly increased.

Weight Loss Programs for Adults

Though the adult weight loss crisis remains a threat to the nation’s health, a number of effective options exist to help overweight and obese adults achieve and maintain a healthy weight. For example, residential weight loss programs such as Structure House in Durham, North Carolina, help overweight and obese adults transform not only their appearance but also their relationship with food. This comprehensive weight management effort addresses the many physical, emotional, psychological, and sociological issues that have been preventing weight management clients from making the changes they need to live the healthier live that they desire.

For parents who are also concerned about their children’s weight management problems, Wellspring offers innovative family camps, were mothers, fathers, and children can work together toward the common goals of improved health and enhanced family dynamics.

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