Sanford Health’s integrated approach to weight management, Profile by Sanford, opened four new retail store fronts in South Dakota and Minnesota between May and June.
New locations in South Dakota are in Brookings and Watertown, while Minnesota added Mankato and Alexandria.
Profile, which now has 10 locations in five states, was designed using a large body of clinical research to ensure a sustainable means to healthy weight loss.
The Profile system utilizes meal-replacement products, nutritionally complete food and qualified health coaches. In addition to members consuming both Profile-produced and grocery-store food, coaches develop customized plans for their clients and offer advice on nutrition, exercise and behavior.
A clinical and scientific advisory board comprised of 10 Sanford physicians and researchers oversaw the development of the Profile system.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 60 percent of the U.S. population is considered overweight or obese.
In addition to face-to-face meetings, coaches are able to efficiently track members’ progress through the use of smart wireless technology. Each member is outfitted with wireless devices to measure progress, including tools to track body weight, measurement and blood pressure. These devices automatically upload to a secure server, where members and coaches can monitor improvement on the web or mobile applications. Printed options are also available to members.
For more information, visit profileplan.net.