Today, in this fast pace world, people are seriously trying for fitness and weight loss. The reason could be obesity or overweight. Obesity is a serious health condition resulting in health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, insulin resistance, heart stroke, heart diseases, and many more.
With fitness and weight loss, you’ll become healthier, look better, feel better, and gain more energy.
A successful fitness and weight loss management depends on strong goals and optimistic expectations.
Fitness and weight loss depends on factors such as diet, physical activities, lifestyle behaviors, physiological and genetic aspects, health condition and age.
People who are obese need to concentrate more on maintaining regular physical activities and healthy diet or eating habits, according to principles of the Dietary Guidelines, including low fat foods, fresh vegetables, fruits and whole grains.
Remember that diets without Dietary Guidelines may give short term fitness and weight loss. The way you follow in managing your weight and health has major impact on your long-term achievement.
In order to achieve fitness and weight loss, primarily, check with your doctor and ensure that the condition of your health manages the reduction of caloric intake and increasing physical activities.
Maintain a low-calorie, but balanced diet that reduces at least one or two pounds of your weight per week. Also, see that your diet include no less than five servings of fruits and vegetables a day in addition to whole grains, meat and low-calorie dairy products.
On the other hand, try to make some time in your day for physical activities because regular physical activities are really essential for fitness and weight loss.
It’s even more convenient, comfortable and very safe performing physical activities at home than other places. So, decide on what type of physical activity you like to do.
The simple physical activity is to start doing your tasks by yourself instead of others. Walking is an excellent form of physical activity. So, start going for a short walk before or after your diet. However, begin with 5-10 minutes and gradually increase it up to 30 minutes.
Also, try to perform 30-60 minutes of moderate-intensity activity per day. Once your physician permits for higher intensity activities, gradually increase the intensity of your physical activities that you enjoy the most.
Remember that the increase or decrease of weight is determined by the amount of energy that the body absorbs from food, and the amount of energy that is spent in the physical activities of a day.
In addition to these, BMI (Body Mass Index) is most essential for fitness and weight loss, as it is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. It is also used to monitor the health risks associated with overweight or obesity. In general, the higher your BMI value, the higher your health problems.
Therefore, for achieving fitness and weight loss, consult your doctor for guidance about your overall health risks and the complications or side effects of the medications you use, including over-the-counter drugs, dietary supplements, and other treatments you follow.
Hope these strategies help you achieve and maintain your fitness and weight loss!