How to Lower the Sarasota Obesity Rate

How to Lower the Sarasota Obesity Rate

More than 20% of the residents of Sarasota are considered to be clinically obese. This can come not just from simple overeating, but there may be other factors too, including medical conditions, metabolism, genetics and the environment. Additionally, the American lifestyle is also a major contributing factor. We spend long days sitting at work desks and drive everywhere, rather than walk. So how do we solve the problem of obesity in Sarasota?  More Information!

Encouraging physical exercise

A study found that over 95% of Sarasota residents had access to a form of physical exercise. In fact, there are plenty of gyms that are open 24 hours a day in the Sarasota area, including Around the Clock Fitness (935 N Beneva Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232) and LA Fitness (3501 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34239). For many people, the support of a fitness group is a great help if you are trying to lose weight. A fun class with like-minded people is great motivation to keep going. Try Yvette’s Health and Fitness Center (743 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL 34236), or Zumba Sarasota (4900 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232). Ultimately you have to get moving, to lose weight. Even putting on your trainers and going for a brisk walk everyday will help.

Making lifestyle changes

Making a dramatic lifestyle change is incredibly difficult to stick to. However, making little changes over time is a lot easier. You want to make daily healthy choices that become a habit. That way you can lose weight gradually, in a controlled way – it will be easier to sustain in the long term. Even little changes, like swapping butter for a low fat spread, or choosing carrot sticks instead of fries can make a difference.



Seek professional help

A combination of exercise, lifestyle choices and diet is the most effective way of combating obesity. Before embarking on a weight loss plan though, you should consult your doctor. The next port of call should be a health professional. They may direct you to a local weight loss group, such as RX Weightloss Sarasota (2828 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34239) or JBS Nutrition and Wellness (1217 S East Ave #209, Sarasota, FL 34239). The aim is to get the motivation and support needed to achieve long term weight loss.

In Sarasota there are the resources available to help drive down the 20% obesity rate. By starting small, you too can lose weight and lead a healthier lifestyle.

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