3 Routes to SCI Weight Loss Success
July 1, 2022 Rolling RNS with Ian Ruder
In his 29 years as a C6-7 quad, Lee Ohnesorge has heeded a simple saying when it comes to managing his weight: If the pants are tight, something is not right.
He started to get that uncomfortable sensation eight years ago, when he moved to a power chair after two decades of manual chair use. Without the regular workout provided by pushing, Ohnesorge, 57, could feel — and see — the pounds piling on. Soon he was almost 50 pounds over his normal weight. “I was picking up a quad gut, and I was scared I wouldn’t be able to lose it,” he says. “I didn’t want to have to buy new clothes, and I didn’t want [...]