It is perfectly right to make a resolution to lose weight.
This is because obesity affects almost half of the population of the United States. It is not a light matter because over 400,000 people die each year due to complications arising from their being overweight. Billions of lost productivity is incurred by businesses and the economy as a whole due to the fact that many people who are obese miss work or under-perform due to their medical condition.
Obesity is the term used to refer to the medical condition where the body accumulates so much fat that it becomes risky to the overall health of the person. While there are people whose genetic make-up causes their bodies to accumulate more fat than is needed the majority of people who are overweight become so due to a combination of factors such as indulging in high calorie diets and lack of exercise. Let us examine some ways people become obese.
One way is to eat diets that are high in calories. This happen when people do not watch what they eat or eating at fast food joints. In order to combat obesity, one needs to watch their diet. This means being vigilant when it comes to shopping and making sure that the calorie intake is controlled.
Another reason why people become overweight is because they lack exercise. We live in a world where people drive almost everywhere they go including short distances. Coupled with high calorie diets, obesity is the next logical step. But there are ways to ensure that you lose weight and have the splendid body that you've always wanted.
One of those ways is to educate you regarding diet and to eat smart. This means knowing what you are buying when you're shopping and reading material regarding the right diet. The Internet has great sites that show the best diet sites that are available.
The other way is to do exercise. This does not mean getting into the gym. You can start by simply jogging, walking or swimming in your own neighborhood. Simple push-ups, sit-ups and bench presses can be excellent. If you have extra money to spare, you can hire a personal fitness trainer who can help you achieve your goals.
Want to find out more about training?
READ THIS NEXT
Our articles should be used for informational and educational purposes only and are not intended to be taken as medical advice. If you’re concerned, consult a health professional before taking dietary supplements or introducing any major changes to your diet.
Evangeline has taken part in competitive sports since a young age. As a qualified RYA Dinghy Instructor, she understands the importance of proper nutrition for fuelling extreme and endurance sports, especially due to her experience in Team GBR Squads and captaining and coaching her University first team.
In her spare time, Evangeline loves running – especially marathons. On the weekends, you’ll find her taking on water sports or hiking up a hill. Her favourite evenings are spent taking on a HIIT session or squats in the gym before digging into some spicy food and a ton of vegetables – yum!
Find out more about Evie's experience here.