iPAL For Persons With Obesity:

According to the American Obesity Association, diabetes, hypertension and other obesity-related chronic diseases that used to be more prevalent among adults are now more common in youngsters. The percentage of children, adolescents and adults who are overweight and obese is now higher than ever before. Poor dietary habits and inactivity are reported to contribute to the increase of obesity.

Today's youth are the most inactive generation in history making obesity in youth the major health care challenge for the 21st century. Approximately 30.3 % of children (ages 6 to 11) are overweight and 15.3 % are obese. For adolescents (ages 12 to 19), 30.4% are overweight and 15.5% are obese. Excess weight in childhood and adolescence has been found to predict overweight in adults. Overweight children, aged 10 to 14, with at least one overweight or obese parent (BMI> 27.3 for women and > 27.8 for men in one study), and were reported to have a 79% likelihood of overweight persisting into adulthood.

The business and healthcare communities have a great deal of interest in ensuring that their workforce is not overweight or obese. According to the National Health and Nutrition Survey, 29% of all American workers are obese. These individuals have a much higher rate of hypertension, dyslipidemia, Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and arthritis. These conditions result in much higher healthcare costs for these workers and significantly increased loss of work time.

Although there are now surgical procedures to treat obesity and also various drugs, these methods can be costly and dangerous. Even these individuals must learn to live a balanced and healthy life to sustain the weight loss. iPAL is a viable and cost effective compliment or alternative to surgery, drugs and other methods for treating obesity. A Personal Events DatabaseTM (PED) is stored in eight Life Categories. The person conducts self analysis through mathematical calculations performed by the software Personal Events AnalysisTM (PEA) on the PED. With the structure of the software as a coach and guide, the person self manages long term positive behavioral change. Used in conjunction with other methods, iPAL reinforces and sustains long term weight management. Follow the links below to learn more.