How to Help Today’s Graduates!
This is an exciting time of year for many graduates and parents – both high schoolers and college grads. They have certainly had to navigate some very interesting times. Of course, as adults, we know that challenging and precarious times are just a part of life.
As health and wellness providers, it’s always interesting (and necessary) to be aware of trends that may be impacting different groups we care for. Today’s graduates are, quite literally, threatened like no other generation when it comes to their weight and wellness. We encourage you to check out the few brief resources shared below. Then, ask yourself:
What am I doing in my practice to enable these graduates to live a healthy and happy life after school?
According to an article on stateofchildhoodobesity.com, the 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), 15.5% of high school students had obesity and an additional 16.1% were overweight. (1)
Wow! That’s 31.6% of high schoolers whose health & wellness is challenged by their weight! Let’s look at those who are just a few years older … college students. An article from the American Diabetes Association website states “… an urgent need to better understand, obesity and metabolic dysfunctions among U.S. college students, particularly as obesity rates have increased most rapidly among 18- to 29-year-old individuals and those with some college education. The National College Health Risk Behavior Survey suggests that as many as 35% of college students may be overweight or obese” (2).
If we are honest with ourselves, we will quickly realize that it typically does not get any easier to control our weight as we age. Life seems to get busier and busier beyond high school and college. Work stress, financial challenges, pregnancies, parenting and balancing all that life throws at us affects our eating, fitness, rest, metabolism and thus, our weight control.
Bottom line: today’s graduates are going to need help – and leadership – in shifting toward lifestyle awareness.
Are you considering how your practice should or could evolve? When you think about these numbers related to young adults, add to that the older adult overweight and obesity rates (which are even higher!) and then recognize the fact that there are always numerous people wanting to simply shed a few pounds for more vanity related reasons, a clinical weight loss program makes perfect sense.
Activate Metabolics is a professional grade, multi-faceted, all-natural, clinical weight loss program. We incorporate science like computerized body composition analysis and GENETIC TESTING along with numerous other features. It is a turn-key system for doctors featuring proprietary products. All the tools and training is in place for implementation, as well as ongoing coaching by an extremely experienced team for marketing and overall practice expansion.
Activate is NOT a multi-level marketing gig and is NOT a franchise. Also, it is NOT a “quick fix” plan focusing on a magic potion in a small bottle that is supposed to solve all your patients’ weight issues in 30 or 90 days. Important for you, as a provider, to know is this: the Activate program is structured to NOT be dependent on YOU. Of course, you should be able to do that without taxing YOU or your TIME! … and to NOT be insurance dependent. It is a self-pay (CASH) based service … with significant profit potential.
Want to learn more about Activate Metabolics – and how YOU can help today’s graduates control their weight and wellness?