A Message From Our Bariatrician

Dr. WarringtonDr. Verlyn Warrington
"Obesity has become a pervasive disease in the United States and in our community.  It affects more than one-third of adults and one-fifth of children and adolescents.  Obesity puts individuals at increased risk for more than 75 diseases, including diabetes, hypertension and several different types of cancers.  Maintaining a healthy weight is therefore essential to remaining in good health. One of the factors associated with obesity is a sedentary lifestyle. In addition to its weight-related benefits, physical activity plays an important role in keeping bones healthy, positively impacts mood, anxiety and stress, and is a fun way for families, friends and communities to bond."