Posted on: July 20, 2016
Alter G treadmill allows those with chronic medical and physical problems to exert themselves and even run again! What is an Alter G treadmill and what does it offer obesity surgery patients? Dr. Mitchell Roslin, Medical Director of the Surgical Weight Loss Program explains.
How do you define health? While many think of it as the absence of a labeled medical problem, or not requiring daily medications, health really means being active and able to perform strenuous exercise. In fact, the distance traveled on a treadmill correlates well with survival.
Unfortunately, for many obese individuals there are significant barriers to exercise. Increased weight reduces respiratory capacity and increases load on the joints, making sustained exercise not possible for many afflicted patients. However, a ground-breaking anti-gravity treadmill is making the impossible a reality.
To learn more about the Alter G treadmill, watch this CBS News story with Dr. Max Gomez.
The Alter G treadmill allows us to support patients and have them exercise at a fraction of their current weight. Severely obese patients can see what it feels like to exercise 100 pounds lighter. The machine can take off up to 80 percent of total weight, easing rehabilitation for bariatric surgery, such as bypass surgery recovery. Most importantly, this anti-gravity treadmill takes stress off joints, allowing for pain free exercise.
Exercise is essential for health. The impact is far greater on longevity, diabetes and hypertension than weight loss. Alter G treadmill allows those with chronic medical and physical problems to exert themselves and even run again!
Editor’s Note: Mitchell Roslin, MD is the Director of the Surgical Weight Loss Program at Northern Westchester Hospital. For more information visit the NWH Surgical Weight Loss Program