With so many issues facing people today, surprisingly one of the greatest enemies is obesity. Everything from the abundance of healthy foods to the lack of health education are culprits in helping to spurn this problem. The impact of being overweight reaches far beyond the social stigma and self-esteem problems. This particular plaque upon individuals in all walks of life has dire consequences relating to serious health issues. Fortunately, this is an issue that has proven and effective solutions, and people do not have to live with the problem of obesity in most cases.
Looking at the list of potential problems that can be created by obesity is somewhat scary without even considering that there is no other known source that can create so much chaos and such a litany of issues, both physical and medical. Some of these issues are: stress on joints, fatigue, ligament and tendon damage, heart issues, high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea, reproductive issues, gallstones and even cancer. This is only a portion of the havoc that being overweight can cause and contribute to – so that's the bad news.
What most people don't know is that getting themselves out of this precarious situation is easier than they think. There are circumstances, which fall into the greater minority, where such issues as thyroid function make the task of getting rid of excess weight and body fat almost impossible and without question more difficult. For the rest of us, this isn't a mountain that can't be scaled, and doing so starts with simple steps. The vast majority of personal trainers will cite the 70/30 or 90/10 rule. By this they mean that weight loss and burning body fat is 70 or 90 percent diet.
How to eat, what to eat, when to eat and so on, these are the big hidden secrets to reaching that goal. Some of it is as simple as it sounds, some of it will benefit with some professional experienced guidance, bottom line … it can be done! Such small things like reducing portion size, increasing (that's right) the number of meals a day, food choices and other education on what healthy eating is will unlock the door that will open to the new world of a healthier and happier body. Some issues like self-esteem and daily fatigue can almost instantly be rectified, while most every other issue can eventually be reversed and healed. Yes there is that 10 to 30 percent that will be blood sweat and exercise. Still, even these ugly thoughts have creative solutions, like taking the stairs, or parking on the far end of the parking lot at the mall just to simply increase daily activity will have benefits that really do work.
This is a topic that deserves conversation, but if someone is truly serious about making the change, changing the social stigma that casts a not so friendly light, feeling better about themselves, feeling better physically, being healthier and on and on, then it isn 't going to happen by reading this, but if this article is permitted to have a voice and is heard, then what follows will be action. Take the steps, find trusted sources for food and dietary education, start small and go from there … the end of this journey is well worth the walk.
Source by E. Kenney