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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Canadas First Obese Ambulance Service

Obese Ambulance Service in Calgary Canada
Calgary Alberta Canada has a new ambulance on call for Obese patients. It's designed for patients weighing between 400 and 1000 pounds. (181 to 453 kg). It was created to allow for some decency in transportation for the obese individual. ScientificAmerican.com says
"Calgary's new ambulance will ensure that there will never be shocking images of obese patients being transported by trucks, as in the United States."

The ambulance had $30,000 worth of special modifications including a hydraulic lift.

They're calling their group the "Bariatric Response Team"

According to Statistics Canada
"In 2004, an estimated 5.5 million Canadian adults - 23% of the population aged 18 or older - were obese. These people tended to spend their leisure time in sedentary pursuits and to eat vegetables and fruit infrequently."

I had no idea obesity was so prevalent, that nearly 1 in 4 Canadians were deemed obese.

Calgary is a short 3 hour drive from my office in Edmonton, and it was through an Australian lifter Scott Bird and his website Straight To The Bar that brought this story to my attention..

Makes you want to do something more about your weight doesn't it? Don't be a statistic! Get out and go for a walk.

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Rob Coopers Fat burning tips In 1990 Rob weighed 475 pounds and was able to burn almost 300 lbs of fat in just two and a half years. Rob does weight management coaching from his office in Edmonton Alberta Canada. Rob's diet is based on a "System Specific Organic Whole Food" line of foods along with various fat burning, muscle building tips from Tom Venuto. Tom's Philosophy is very similar to Rob's and he's happy to recommend them

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At 6:12 PM, Blogger S William said...

Living in Wisconsin, I could see a service like this being needed.

At 9:38 PM, Blogger Scott said...

Cheers for the link Rob.

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