Carolyn Graham is a Bariatrics Coordinator with Laredo’s Doctors Hospital.
Graham says when Hispanic immigrants living in Laredo come to her for a possible weight loss surgery consultation some have already acquired diseases brought by picking up bad American health habits.
Graham says that adapting the sedentary lifestyle prevalent to the American culture is even easier with Laredo’s climate.
Experts recommend working out thirty to forty-five minutes per day, five times per week and avoid skipping meals.
Graham says, “if you are anywhere where you want to fit in you’re going to start adapting to what is the predominant culture and the predominant lifestyle.”