The New Year - The NEW YOU
This is the year to make your lifestyle change!
Reaching a healthy weight isn’t just about looking good in our clothing. It’s about preventing and controlling many diseases and chronic health conditions. Being overweight increases the risk of serious health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems, and certain cancers. On the other hand, maintaining a healthy weight not only lowers the risk factors for developing these problems, it also increases feelings of well-being, and gives the body more energy to enjoy life.
The key to maintaining a healthy weight is energy balance. The amount of calories a person gets from food and drinks is balanced with the energy the body uses for activities like breathing, digesting, and exercising. In order to lose weight, energy in should be less than energy out. To maintain a healthy weight, energy in, on average, should be equal to energy out.
It’s not easy to lose weight, but once you start to see the results you will be more motivated. It is common to regress, but urge yourself to focus on the benefits your body will reap and how much better you will feel.
Make 2015 a new beginning of the “New You” that will last for a lifetime!
Resource: Center for Disease Control; National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute