From time to time, we all struggle with managing our weight. We make plans and we have good intentions, but it is often difficult to get started.
HMR weight management program available at McDowell Wellness Center, a service of Ephraim McDowell Health, has helped one such person - among many - not only get started, but also motivated to change his lifestyle.
David R. Farmer, 63, suffered from high blood pressure and sleep apnea for more than 10 years. To manage these conditions, he was on prescription medication that cost more than $800 a year. He found that by completing the HMR program, he has lost 26 pounds, was able to stop using medication, and also found that his cognitive functioning was greatly improved as a result of stopping prescription medication.
"My doctor told me to lose 30 pounds for my health, and I just couldn't seem to do it on my own. Some people need structure and support, and I found both those elements in the HMR program," Farmer said.