Obesity has become a very large problem in our society today. Statistically speaking we, as a whole, are getting fatter – this is not healthy for anyone.
Eating more calories than you burn in a day leads your body to store them as fat. So in order to lose weight all we have to do is eat less calories than we burn and watch the fat disappear.
While this sounds simple enough, for many people a diet is not enough. Eating right and getting some form of exercise can help a great deal.
The government has taken steps to improve public awareness, of how food affects health. This has increased demand for new improved products and a better labelling system.
Now many manufactures have voluntarily altered their products so they now they contain 10% less salt. And have agreed to lower the sugar and fat content of many other products.
While every step they take aids us in choosing the healthier products, they cannot control the amount of food we consume in a day.
Studies have shown children of overweight parents have a 50% greater chance of becoming overweight as an adult, than children of average weight parents.
Get Moving, Get Rid Of Fat!
In order to be successful in your weight loss program it has to include moderate activity. It also should include dietary changes and in some cases behavioural changes.
When it comes to eating you may find a diary useful in tracking your food intake. This way you can make changes and modifications every few weeks as needed.
Exercising is crucial to weight loss, moderate exercise combined with a healthy diet can help you reach your weight goal much faster.
Obesity is not not good on many levels, health being the main one. Being overweight can lead to diabetes and contribute to coronary, and heart disease as well as certain cancers.
It can also contribute to sleep apnea, asthma, and gallbladder disease as well as osteoarthritis. Being overweight or obese are known to increase blood pressure which in turn is the leading cause of stroke.
Loosing some or all of your excess weight is important, and can lower the risk of obesity related health issues. As well as improve your overall health.
Participation is the key, get out, get moving and get loosing the weight. This is going to take some time don’t forget, you gained the weight over a period of time, so it only makes sense that it will take some time to loose it.
But with good healthy food habits and some exercise you will soon shed those lbs and be a healthier happier you.