By Monique Bartlett
June 4th, 2014 Edition
Obesity is considered one of the leading causes of death in North America. Many people become overweight due to over indulgence in high fat foods especially fast foods and also high calorie meals and sugars. Many people fry their foods and also frequent fast food restaurants on a regular basis. Fast food restaurants are the major culprits when it comes to high calorie diets. We are so pressed for time and do not have time to cook and eat healthy meals or even exercise.
So how can you fight fat and develop a lean body? One key is to exercise. Excess body fat is gained when the body accumulates more fat than it burns. So exercise helps a great deal. One of the easiest exercises is walking. People must develop the habit of walking especially if they need to go short distances. Instead of taking the elevator take the stairs. Instead of parking close to the door of the shopping mall park farther away. Running is also another way of cutting down on excess fat. You do not need to join a gym, to start simple excises even at home will work. Get some free weights, an exercise band, a workout DVD and start form there. Discipline is required in order to get this done. This means that you have to develop a program or routine and stick with it. This is where we lose many people because most people do not have or make enough time to devote to weight loss.
In order to develop discipline, you may need an accountability partner. This may involve joining a weight loss group or program where there are others who are also trying to achieve a similar goal. If you have money to spare, then hiring a personal trainer or health and wellness coach is one of the best investments you can ever make. That is because they will be well versed with all the strategies and education needed to help you lose weight. They will also keep you on your toes and ensure that you achieve your goal.
So get off that couch, stop watching TV and decide to make yourself a priority. Your health is your wealth and without it you have nothing.