Anonymous asks:

What is obesity boot camp?

Is it effective for treating childhood obesity? Any research or information on how or why it works (or doesn't work)? What's the average cost to parents who put their children in an obesity boot camp? Covered by insurance? Thanks for any info you have!  
In Topics: Exercise and fitness, Nutrition, Eating disorders
> 60 days ago


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cgomes writes:
There are many different kinds of obesity boot camps, with different focuses and strategies. But in general these are sleep-away camps often for people who are considered morbidly obese, in which a controlled environment is provided in order to lose weight. There are camps both for children and adults. The effectiveness of these camps often depends a great deal on the camper's commitment to their own weight-loss/health improvement and the support of their family and friends. Weight loss camps are not cheap, and can cost up to $8,000+ per month, on the high-end. As for whether or not the camps would be covered by insurance, that is something that you would need to discuss with your particular medical insurance carrier in order to get the specifics. Hope this helps! See the link below for some more useful information.
> 60 days ago

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