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Profile by Sanford Opens Retail Location in Brookings

Jul 05, 2014 08:37PM ● By MED Magazine
Sanford Health has introduced an integrated approach to weight management and is opening its first retail store front in Brookings. Profile by Sanford is now open at 922 22nd Ave. S. and can be reached at 605-636-4630.

Profile was designed using a large body of clinical research to ensure a sustainable means to healthy weight loss.

“Profile has a personalized plan for anyone who is interested in managing their weight in a safe and sustainable manner,” said local store manager Abbey Norgaard. “We’re pleased to bring this nutritional system to Brookings.”

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.

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