Obesity is a well-known modifiable risk factor that contributes to the development of atherosclerosis. In the Rio Grande Valley, a region located in southern Texas, the rate of obesity rises to 47%, compared to 44% in the US.  Obesity is largely driven by poor diet and lack of physical activity and poor compliance/adherence to dietary and physical activity recommendations.  We seek to gauge the effect of green prescriptions, prescribed lifestyle modification, on compliance in the RGV population. Selected patients will receive a pre- and post-survey for subjective measures and be given a workout regimen according to exercise history. This study is still pending IRB approval and we recognize identifying factors that influence patient compliance will become more important as we continue to combat disease directly caused by patient lifestyle.
Guajardo, Jonathan, "Green Prescriptions – Prescribing Lifestyle Modification to Combat a Silent Pandemic." (2020). MEDI 9331 Scholarly Activities Clinical Years. 24.