With the new year in the rear view, how do you keep your eyes fixed on a healthy horizon?
We caught up with Jet Linx Scottsdale client, Dr. Suzanne Bentz, Owner & Medical Director of Red Mountain Weight Loss in Scottsdale, Arizona, to learn more about ways to live well and avoid falling off the fitness cliff as we approach the coming of summer.
Dr. Bentz’s passion for helping others began in 1995 when she opened Red Mountain Family Medicine. During this time, she discovered she was regularly treating patients experiencing the effects of obesity-related diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol. In 1997, after becoming Board Certified in Obesity Medicine, Dr. Bentz launched Red Mountain Weight Loss – a clinic focusing exclusively on medical weight loss and the science of helping people lose weight.
“At Red Mountain, we offer individualized medical weight loss and lifestyle programs, as well as a full line of medical spa services including laser treatments, body sculpting, Botox, Juvederm, and a variety of anti-aging treatments,” Dr. Bentz explained. “Our most popular service is our weight loss program using RM3®, our prescription medication that helps your body burn fat at an accelerated rate and maintain the weight loss over time.”
If your weight loss journey seems arduous, or if “eating less and exercising more” has not produced results, turning over a new leaf may require advice from a qualified, board certified physician who specializes in medical weight loss.
“Medical weight loss is the perfect solution when people find that eating less and exercising more just isn’t working,” stated Dr. Bentz. “As we age, our metabolism slows, making it more difficult to lose weight. Many people suffer from hormonal imbalance or a genetic predisposition to obesity. Today’s stressful lifestyles can also cause adrenal fatigue and increased cortisol levels both which contribute to obesity. An Obesity Medicine Specialist is specially trained to diagnose and treat these conditions and develop a customized weight loss program for patients.”
While the growth in America’s adult obesity rate has started to slow, the CDC projects that one-in-three adults could have diabetes by 2050. In addition, healthcare costs associated with obesity are 22% higher for overweight adults, and up to 41% higher for severely obese adults. “Many of our patients have been able to stop taking medications for blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes due to losing the excess weight,” Dr. Bentz noted. “Whether it’s losing 10 pounds or 100 pounds, each person’s journey is unique and significant – it is so rewarding to be a part of their success!”
Dr. Bentz and her team provide a positive and motivating environment boosting their patient’s empowerment resulting in optimal weight loss. “We are not just a weight loss program, we are a partner in your weight loss journey. We will continue to bring our patients the most effective and medically proven treatments to assist them in achieving and maintaining a normal body weight and a healthy vibrant lifestyle. We envision opening Red Mountain Weight Loss locations across the country, allowing us to tackle this health issue that affects so many Americans.”
Red Mountain Weight Loss currently operates eleven locations in Arizona, with future locations in development in Dallas, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. Flying privately with Jet Linx allows Dr. Bentz and her team to travel seamlessly between Arizona and future clinic locations.
“It’s faster and easier for us to fly into Las Vegas from Scottsdale than it is for us to drive to our Tucson offices,” stated Mark Bentz, Chief Executive Officer for Red Mountain Weight Loss. “The level of service is excellent and flying private is such an amazing convenience. You can’t ignore the personal benefits! The team at Jet Linx Scottsdale have been terrific, and our business will benefit from this service.”
LEARN MORE ABOUT RED MOUNTAIN WEIGHT LOSS AT REDMOUNTAINWEIGHTLOSS.COM.
STAYING ON HEALTHY GROUND
WHEN ON THE FLY
Some of the greatest challenges a traveler faces are the health-related decisions they encounter on the road, in the skies and away from home. It’s easy to indulge in whatever the waiter at a hot new restaurant suggests, or to dive right into your stash of in-flight snacks and mini bar treats. Staying in good health despite a quick-paced lifestyle is imperative to feeling your best. Healthy living practices can be applied anywhere – it’s just a matter of staying mindful, prioritizing, and living smart. Check out these tips from Dr. Bentz!
HYDRATE! Insufficient water intake has the power to cause dizziness, lack of concentration, excessive fatigue, and even hunger. If that’s not enough to get you to take in some H2O, just know that water intake has been linked to an increase in metabolism – meaning your weight loss struggle could be made easier with each sip you take.
SUBSTITUTE. If you choose to dine-out while in your travel destination, make it a point to ask your server if you can substitute sides or make healthier swaps, like getting your meats grilled without oils or rich sauces, and making a calorie swap for extra veggies instead of starchy sides like rice or potatoes.
HIT THE GROUND. Whether you’re traveling for work or leisure, make it a point to get up on your feet and do a little exploring. Even if you don’t have the time for a full-fledged workout session, it shouldn’t be too hard to plan a stroll around your travel destination.
STICK TO YOUR OWN DEVICES. Be sure and bring your wearable fitness tracker to encourage you to get in your exercise “steps” and achieve your activity goals for the day. Packing a travel scale is also a great way to avoid that unexpected “creep” when you return from your travels.
BE YOUR OWN CHEF. Restaurant dishes are often over-portioned and loaded with oils, butter, and more that you may not even realize. Whenever possible, make it a point to grocery shop and prep your own foods! Cooking is a fun activity and a surefire way to be mindful of how you are nourishing your body.
WHAT’S YOUR FREQUENCY? If you don’t travel often, you can make up for a few days of indulgence if you’re really dedicated. However, if you are a frequent flyer it is vitally important that you have a healthy travel meal plan to avoid piling on the extra pounds.