…ever consider a hospital your best bet for weight-management or counseling services…?
A few months ago I visited a friend at the hospital. For sure, it was a private hospital, and, I may add, a rather swanky one at that. What intrigued me were the numerous standy banners advertising the other supporting medical services.
I was most fascinated by the banner on weight-loss. Until then, it never occurred to me that one could go to a hospital for a proper, medically supervised weight-management course. What got my attention most was the bit that the course also includes life-coaching or mindset management because changing your shape first starts in—or with—the mind.
Otherwise, we end up surrendering any amounts of cash (or worse, credit) to slimming spas or saloons for treatments that might only last a month unless significant dietary and lifestyle patterns are first understood, and subsequently tweaked to ensure that the weight-loss achieved can be maintained.
Hence this issue’s Focus on the supporting medical services in hospitals you might find helpful hospitals. Aside from weight-management we highlight personal counseling, medical screening and plastic surgery.
Beyond this, however, as we are on the subject of hospitals, we felt it pertinent to include an article on medical insurance, written by Sarah Sabaratnam an insurance advisor, on the importance of shopping around for the policy that fits your needs and financial capacity.
Yah, you guessed right, it is high time I do as Sarah strongly suggests; take my insurance policies off the shelf, dust them and then scrutinize the fine print…with my insurance agent.
*For the full article please refer to Shape March 2012 Issue