Cheryl is an e-patient, health writer and activist against obesity and obesity-related illness. She has significant experience in the healthcare industry, with much of her career having been focused on digital innovation programs that served patient and physician needs. Now writing as “My Bariatric Life” she has 65,000 unique monthly readers on ObesityCentral.
It is important to recognize that obesity is the most pressing public health issue facing America today. It has reached epidemic proportions and is even harder to treat than the diseases/health conditions it causes. The low treatment success rate associated with obesity is likely because people need to commit to changing patterns deeply woven into social fabric, food and beverage commerce patterns, personal eating habits, and sedentary lifestyle. For real change, individuals need to get past the crash-diet mentality to a lifestyle plan of healthy eating and increased physical activity for the whole family. People need tools that can assist them in making these changes and patient education is critical.
To this end, My Bariatric Life is active in online patient communities and is involved with several web sites/social media (the largest being this Obesity Central Site) so as to develop people’s skills to make better choices to achieve and maintain permanent weight loss. Her hope is that you live a life you love and love the life you live.
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