12 Feb Lifestyle Modifications to Cut the Risk of Obesity
The number of cases of obesity appear to be rising year on year, and who is to blame? It is very easy to start pointing fingers. For example, saying it is the parents for their potential lack of direction or guidance, or it is the advertising of fast food and sugary drinks. In reality, if you want to make a change, you can do it, and there is no reason to put the blame at somebody else’s door. Modifying areas within your life and lifestyle can help prevent you from reaching the stage of obesity, but you must remember that you need to put in hard work and effort too if you want to receive visible results. You cannot expect results that last if you are not prepared to help yourself.
Healthy Balanced Diet
A well-balanced diet that is nutritious and full of the daily vitamins your body requires to function is a big step in the right direction to tackling obesity. Having protein, carbohydrates, and even fat in your diet is OK; it just has to be in moderation. If you introduce portion control and weigh out your ingredients, then you will know exactly what you are currently consuming and, most importantly, what you should be consuming.
Vitamins and Supplements
When you eat the wrong things, your body just doesn’t get the vitamins and goodness it needs to function properly on a daily basis. So, to ensure you have enough energy to get you through the day; one example is the Noor Vitamins line and supplement any areas within your diet that need supplementing and boosting.
To stave off getting bigger, you need to exercise. As you get older, your body finds it harder to burn off the calories, so you will find it is a lot more difficult to lose any excess weight and maintain a healthy weight. To ensure your body gets a full workout, you need to try and shake up your exercise routines to make sure both you and your body are not getting complacent. Doing high energy workouts together with more calming and relaxed forms of exercise such as yoga can provide you with a balanced and healthy approach to exercise, which in the long run, you will find easier to sustain and maintain.
Cut down on Your Drinking
Do you know how many calories are in your nightly glass of wine or in that can of soda you had for lunch? You probably don’t, but you should know, and you should make it a priority to know exactly what is in your drinks. Once you know, you will most likely cut them out completely. Sugary drinks that are loaded with sugar will not do you any favors when it comes to fighting the battle against weight gain, and don’t be fooled as even the sugary drinks that are advertised as diet, probably aren’t as low in calories or sugar as you think they are. If you enjoy a glass of wine or beer then look at the calories in each glass and decide if it is worth drinking. Remember that you will have to work hard to burn off those extra calories.
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Last Updated on February 9, 2023 by Marie Benz MD FAAD