Though some people may vehemently disagree, weight loss is relatively easy to accomplish. If you really want to lose weight and you commit to taking in fewer calories than you expend, the weight is very likely to come off. So then, what's the tricky part? Maintenance. Let's discuss.
I’ve had an odd relationship with fitness. When I was young, I was tiny, skinny, and active. I ran around outside, rollerbladed, played soccer, and enjoyed being a kid. When a knee injury sidelined me in high school, I gained weight for the first time, and it scared me. I had never worked out in a gym before, but I started. I hated it. It wasn’t fun and felt like torture. And so began my unhealthy relationship with food and exercise.
Last night, the President gave his State of the Union address to members of Congress and the general citizenry to report that our nation is moving in the right direction. President Obama also charted a plan for our country moving forward when it concerns foreign policy, the home crisis, unemployment, and higher education. But today we want to address what the President didn't mention in his speech to the union. We want to discuss our nation's biggest health concern: obesity. We are offering its own barometer for measuring progress -- the second annual report called the “Weight of the Union.”
I think New Year’s resolutions get a bad wrap. I’ve heard a lot of folks say they feel that making a resolution is just a waste of time, but I just see this as another opportunity to make and set goals.
I don’t think you can flip a switch on December 31st and suddenly become a brand new person, but I do think you can give yourself a solid trajectory for the next 366 days. When you sit down to write your resolutions this week, think through these tips to make sure you are checking them off as a success around this time next year.
I remember going to the doctor a few years back. Once I met up with the nurse, she motioned me over to the scale. I looked and saw the scale went up to 350 pounds. I knew I weighed more than that, so I told her I would pass. She marked me down as 350+
I bet most of you know how much you weigh, and some of you know your Body Mass Index (BMI). If you don’t, you can find it on your profile page of Anytime Health! It is important to know your weight and BMI today, as well as past and future values. It turns out that they are predictive of your future health.
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