weight matters

Klebine, Phillip
January 2005
PN;Jan2005, Vol. 59 Issue 1, p22
Trade Publication
The article presents information on weight loss and weight management programs for people with disabilities. As a person with a spinal-cord impairment can benefit from weight management. One can lower risk for premature death and the development of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, respiratory illness, pressure ulcers, urinary-tract infection, urinary stones, and some forms of cancer. Weight management can help decrease feelings of anxiety, loneliness, and stress while improving muscle strength, endurance, self image, and your ability to fall asleep and sleep well.


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