Program offers research-based method for weight management
Sanford Health has introduced an integrated approach to weight management. Profile by Sanford was designed using a large body of clinical research to ensure a sustainable means to healthy weight loss.
The Profile system utilizes meal-replacement products, nutritionally complete food and qualified health coaches. In addition to members consuming both Profile-produced and grocery-store food, coaches develop customized plans for their clients and offer advice on nutrition, exercise and behavior.
A clinical and scientific advisory board comprised of 10 Sanford physicians and researchers oversaw the development of the Profile system.
"Profile by Sanford is endorsed by our physicians and researchers and is rooted in scientific research," said Rich Adcock, president of Sanford Frontiers, which developed the system. "Obesity is a national epidemic; Profile is our way of lending a hand in the fight."
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 60 percent of the U.S. population is considered overweight or obese.
In addition to face-to-face meetings, coaches are able to efficiently track members' progress through the use of smart wireless technology. Each member is outfitted with wireless devices to measure progress, including tools to track body weight and measurement, blood pressure and step count and intensity (exercise). These devices automatically upload to a secure server, where members and coaches can monitor improvement on the web or mobile applications. Printed options are also available to members.
"As a physician, I witness firsthand the health complications that accompany obesity," said Michael Wilde, MD, who is part of the clinical and scientific advisory board. "The Profile system will not only help members lose weight but also develop habits for a healthier lifestyle."
Profile by Sanford is now open at 401 W. 69th St. in Sioux Falls. Additional locations are planned for Sioux Falls and Fargo. To learn more, visit profileplan.net.