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Kersh Health announces plan to help reverse America's obesity epidemic with Mayo Clinic technology.

Kersh Health provides health risk solutions to self-insured employers, insurance providers and the medical community by offering one-of-a-kind assessment tools, weight loss programs and patented activity technologies to reduce health care costs.

 
PRLog - Apr. 24, 2012 - DALLAS -- Sometimes a few words can inspire greatness.

As Terry James, M.D. and CEO of Kersh Health recently discovered, an article by Dr. Jim Levine did exactly that. The report centering on the 10-year Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT) project at Mayo Clinic which analyzed the links between activity, energy expenditure and obesity meshed perfectly with the work Dr. James had been researching relative to weight management and its effect on health.

Those words led to a meeting between Kersh Health and the Mayo Clinic.

Both doctors discussed how technological advances and lifestyle “efficiencies” have led us to become a largely sedentary society. They also talked about ways to work together on helping the obesity epidemic. Now, after several meetings, Kersh and Mayo Clinic have come to an agreement.

In conjunction with Mayo Clinic, Kersh will work on integrating the science of Levine’s 10-year research findings into the patented technology of Kersh Health’s Kinetic Activity Monitor (KAM) device.

The KAM device measures the frequency, duration and intensity of daily activity. It displays KAM points, calories burned and the levels (or zones) of intensity of daily activity. The device has proven - with measured results - to get people more active, reduce obesity, decrease risk for diabetes and lower health care costs for companies.

Levine’s research has shown that combating the obesity epidemic could be as simple as adding a couple of hours of basic “non-exercise” types of movement daily: standing up regularly, walking around a little more, taking the stairs or getting out and doing simple things like yard work more often. This is an example of the work Mayo is doing to help people live healthier lives in addition to its mission of patient care, education and research.

Incorporating the science of Levine’s research into the algorithms of the Kinetic Activity Monitor will result in a device which could have effect on individual’s weight loss goals in this country. Mayo Clinic and Levine have a financial interest in this technology.

About Kersh Health
Kersh Health provides health risk solutions to self-insured employers, insurance providers and the medical community by offering one-of-a-kind health assessment tools, customized weight loss programs and patented activity technologies to reduce health care costs.

If you would like more information about this topic or to schedule an interview with Melbourne O’Banion at Kersh Health, please call Amy Power at (214) 693.2146 or e-mail: amy@powerpublicrelations.com

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