Doctors have been telling us for years that being overweight is not healthy. It is well documented that obesity is a major problem in the United States today. There is not one reason for obesity that fits everyone. For every person who is overweight there is a story behind the extra weight. Because of this there is not one solution that solves the problem for everyone. What is needed is to understand the consequences of being overweight. Those problems are often shared by many.
If we understand that there are many reasons for people to be overweight, than we have to learn to tackle the problems of each individual. Any person who comes to the decision that they are obese must also decide that it is time to change their life. That person must find the motivation to make the changes that are needed to live a healthier lifestyle. It is not a decision that can be made quilkly. You cannot suddenly lose weight fast and expect to keep it off if you don’t make some commitment to a better lifestyle. If you don’t find a good reason to lose the weight than you will have less chance of being successful over the course of time.
There are many reasons to chose to lose the weight. If you drop some pounds, your body will be less at risk for breakdowns. People who have knee and back problems often see them lessen or disappear with the loss of weight. Conditions such as diabetes , heart trouble, high blood pressure can all be significantly reduced by losing weight. Once the weight is gone, people find it easier to move around. Clothes seem to fit better, and furniture does not get broken as often. Other reasons are for a better mental health. By losing weight people will feel better about how they look. When you feel better about how you look, you are able to enjoy life more. Life seems better when you are happy. One final motivation to lose weight is for your family. For those people who have kids, losing the weight makes it easier to keep up with them. It is also good to set an example that the kids can follow so they can be healthy too. If you don’t have kids but want them, losing the weight can help in this process also. It is easier to get pregnant and have a child without the extra weight. Whether you have kids or not family will appreciate the fact that a person is living a healthier life and might be around longer than if they hadn’t lost the weight.
It doesn’t matter how you lose the weight. You can join a gym, buy a six pack ab exercises video, workout at home, or hire a professional trainer. The important step is to do something. Once you find the initial motivation to lose weight, you have to find a way to stay motivated. You can find discussion groups like the Biggest Loser Forum on the internet, where you can talk with people who are in similar situations. Use the motivation of others to keep yourself headed in the right direction. Even though reason you decide to lose weight is specific to you, there are others out there who can give the support that you need.
So, for whatever reason you can think of, get up off the sofa. It is time to start living a healthier and longer life. The only person who can make that happen is you. Today is the time to make that decision.
Dr. Michael Allen
Fitness Instructor & Fat Loss Factor Founder