Health Innovations, Community and Personal Health
Mariana D. Torchia MPH, RD, ACE, PHD
Over 33% of Americans are obese, according to the CDC, and an estimated 75% of adults are overweight. The costs associated with consequences of obesity include a multitude of emotional, psychological, physical as well as a financial issues. The cost of days of work lost, unemployment, sick days, disability and poor productivity in the work place have been estimated to have cost corporations and the health care system billions of dollars per year.
Improving the quality of life through improved health and reduced stress levels are essential to health and wellness, and contribute to efficiency in daily life and in the work place.
I have been in public health and the clinical nutrition field for over 21 years and have made it my life's mission to help improve quality of life and decrease obesity and its risk factors of diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, osteopathic inflammation, and unemployment/disability or excessive work days lost. Improved health outcomes are associates with decreased financial losses in the work place. Innovation and productivity are positive outcomes of good health, and improved quality of life. Not only are community and non-profit centers suffering from overweight and obese employees, so are corporate offices. As half of daily hours are spent at the office, it is the perfect place to begin a health promoting intervention. Whether you are a private home, a home healthcare agency, a community center, or a corporate office, health promotion, disease management, weight control, and motivational wellness skill building are excellent sources of public health promotion.
Your needs will guide the tailor made presentations, education, assessments, and interventions. Health, nutrition and fitness seminars as well as one-on-one consults, emphasizing easy and attainable options for improved overall health related to lifestyle are available to you.
It is the hope of public health interventions such as these to improve health outcomes and help diminish consequences of poor health.
Mariana Daniela Torchia
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Public Health, Community Health
Master of Public Health (Clinical Nutrition & Health Promotion Education)
ACE certified fitness Instructor and Registered Dietitian (RD)