BROOKHAVEN, Miss. – A group of physicians and hospital leaders at The King’s Daughters Hospital in Brookhaven, MS, recently conducted a research project to reduce obesity, that has had remarkable success. There was a 31 percent drop in body fat in the participants after eight weeks without dieting. The research subjects (hospital employees, average age 46) spent 20-minutes, three-days-a-week following a special exercise protocol created by a member of the hospital staff, as an obesity-fighting workout program.
“This program could potentially save Medicare millions by reducing obesity and reducing the need for cholesterol-lowering statin drugs (a $14 billion class of drugs) and reducing the number of diabetics and metabolic syndrome patients on Medicare,” says Dr. Jeff Ross, hospitalist and a member of the hospital administrative staff.
“This exercise program also has the potential to drastically reduce childhood obesity in the US,” says pediatric cardiologist Dr. David Braden, lead author of the research report.
The exercise program developed by King’s Daughters manager, Phil Campbell, who is board certified by the American College of Sports Medicine and the American College of Healthcare Executives, is called the “Sprint 8.”
While “Sprint 8” only takes 20 minutes, three-days-a-week, it is an intense exercise program that conditions the aerobic and the anaerobic processes for the heart muscle. Campbell recommends that individuals see their physicians before starting this or any anaerobic exercise.
For more information about the KDMC exercise protocol, contact David Culpepper (601) 823-5288.