What the heck is IN.FORM? and why would you care about it? Stick with me on this – and I’ll explain.
A big problem across North America is the growing weight (obesity) epidemic. In 2010 the United States led the way with weight problems, with 70% of men and 56% of women being overweight. Canada wasn’t far behind with 59% of men and 42% of women struggling with weight.1 These numbers included both overweight and obese people.
Obesity has been on the increase for a long time, and it doesn’t appear to be a trend that is going to reverse itself in the near future. In 1990, in the USA (44 states and DC) only 11.12% of the adult population was obese.2 By 2014, that number had soared to 28.60%.
To be clear, we need to define what ‘obese’ is and what ‘overweight’ is. The National Institute of Health defines obesity as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 and over. A BMI of 30 is approximately equal to 30 pounds of excess fat.3 Being overweight is defined as having a Body Mass Index of between 25 – 29.9.4 Healthy BMI is defined as 18.5 – 24.9.
I’m not all that fond of the BMI thing. It’s pretty inaccurate because it doesn’t take real muscle mass into account, but since it’s what ‘everyone’ uses to delineate weight issues, here’s what you need to know. BMI is calculated by taking your weight (in Kilograms) and dividing by your height (in meters )squared. The easy way to do the math is to use this online calculator.
Where’s all this leading to? IN.FORM.
Whether you want or need to lose weight, and/or if you want to help people achieve better health (and you maybe don’t have the training to do it), and/or you want to increase your income, IN.FORM can help.
IN.FORM is a weight management and health improvement program created by Nature’s Sunshine Products. For participants, it includes 13 weekly lessons/classes/weigh-ins, facilitated by an IN.FORM coach, like me, that teach nutrition, lifestyle, and encourages physical activity. The weigh-ins are done on a bioimpedcnce scale known as a BioTracker. The BioTracker measures weight, % body fat, % water (hydration), pounds of muscle mass, pounds of bone mass, and amount of visceral fat (the dangerous fat that gets tucked in around your abdominal organs), as well as your biological age (which is often very different from your chronological age). The supportive community, education, weekly measuring, and encouragement go a long way to helping clients, like you, achieve success.
As an IN.FORM coach, you receive training in a one-day workshop facilitated by Nature’s Sunshine, with ongoing support in team conference calls and private FaceBook Groups. Each of the 13 lessons is fully outlined so you are not re-inventing the wheel. As a part of your training you receive the BioTracker and class materials to support 12 people (more can be printed as needed at VistaPrint).
If you are looking for personal weight loss or to build a business with a weight loss program that works call me, your certified IN.FORM coach.
IN.FORM offers so many opportunities. If you have a desire to help others improve their health, and/or if you need an income, IN.FORM may be a good fit for you. If you want to lose weight, joining an IN.FORM class may be the best thing you’ve ever done. Either way, I hope you’ll give me a call to find out if IN.FORM is a good fit for you