[fusion_text]Make National Heart Health Month your time to lose excess weight and improve heart health with Medi-Weightloss®.

No doubt you’ve read headlines or watched television reports on the proven connection between weight loss and heart health. Losing just five or 10 percent of your body weight, or BMI, can reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke.

In fact, James Mirabile, M.D., FACOG, founder of Mirabile M.D. Beauty, Health and Wellness in Overland Park, says shedding unwanted pounds reduces your heart’s workload, helping lower your risk for heart disease and heart attack.

“Losing weight means reducing the fat in your body and the plaque that can build up over time, clogging arteries and potentially causing a heart attack,” he says. “The correlation between weight loss and improving heart health is powerful. Maintaining a healthy weight is critical to heart health—regardless of age or gender.”

Mirabile M.D. works with patients to help them lose weight and fat mass – ultimately transforming quality of life with Medi-Weightloss®, a clinically proven and medically supervised custom weight-loss program. The Tanita® body composition analysis scale in the office tracks progress and individual results are then documented on a personal online chart that can be accessed through the Signature Patient Website.

“We have Medi-Weightloss patients with success stories of losing weight and changing how they eat,” Mirabile says. “They meet with one of our counselors every week without fail during the acute or beginning phase, allowing them to gauge progress and get nutritional advice and answers to questions or concerns.”
The nutrition counselors offer guidance, ways to incorporate exercise into a daily routine and personal tips, including delicious recipes that have worked for other patients.

Real Stories, Real Change
Elizabeth is a 35-year-old woman who has struggled with weight her entire life and has a family history of heart disease. Jeanne is a 50-year-old woman who put on more than 50 pounds following a hysterectomy. Jake is a 57-year-old male with a history of insulin resistance, high cholesterol and extremely high triglycerides.

And, through Medi-Weightloss, all of them lost at least 10 percent of their body weight.

“It may not sound like a lot, but decreasing your BMI shifts negatives in your body,” Mirabile says. “For example, patients reduce belly fat, which has been proven to be impactful to heart health.”

Elizabeth, Jeanne and Jake all made significant health improvements, learning how to eat differently and approach personal health with a new attitude and determination.

Elizabeth adopted a fresh approach to eating and boosted her heart health.

“It’s a great feeling to be proactive in my health,” she says. “Medi-Weightloss was a turning point for me—I have the foundation for a lifetime of good health and nutrition habits.”

“The weight I needed to lose seemed daunting,” Jeanne says. “I had tried a handful of fad diets. But with Medi-Weightloss I was able to adopt healthy eating habits. I had to pledge to change the way I ate and kept a food diary, which was eye-opening! Having the counselors at Mirabile M.D. was an added benefit—they motivated me and I felt accountable to them. Once I started losing weight, exercise became easier as well.”

Jake’s new lease on life has improved his attitude and his heart health.

“I’m a new man—mentally and physically,” he says. “And Dr. Mirabile and his team were with me every step of the way, encouraging my success and strengthening my determination.”

For more information on Medi-Weightloss, visit MirabileMD.com or call 913-888-7546.

Medi-Weightloss®, a division of Mirabile M.D. Beauty, Health and Wellness has helped Kansas City area patients lose over 38,000 pounds. Owned by on-site physician, James Mirabile, M.D., this physician-supervised program is The One That Works®!

This content is not intended to substitute for individualized medical advice. Always consult your physician or other medical provider for diagnosis and treatment.

Just the Heart Facts
Make this the year to take your heart health seriously—because heart disease doesn’t just impact men. The statistics are staggering and sobering: the American Heart Association predicts that almost one in three women is estimated to die annually of heart disease or stroke, whereas only one in 33 is estimated to die of breast cancer. With more than 500,000 deaths in the U.S. annually, heart disease claims a woman’s life every minute.

“If losing weight and getting in shape seems like a far-off goal, it’s time to shift your attitude,” says James Mirabile, M.D., FACOG, of Mirabile M.D. Beauty, Health and Wellness. “Losing just 10 percent of body fat can change a person’s cardiovascular health.”

Take Charge. Take Heart.
Eighty percent of heart attacks are preventable with lifestyle modification and risk factor reduction. Take charge of your heart health: Get in shape, lose weight, eat a healthy diet—make changes to decrease your risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke. Medi-Weightloss is a sensible way to lose unwanted pounds.

Image & article courtesy of KC Health & Wellness magazine. http://kchealthandwellness.com/change-of-heart/[/fusion_text]