From a purely health perspective and one that I believe your doctor will agree with is that being overweight is not OK, at least not in the long term.
While this will probably irritate those who believe that they should decide what their body looks like and not have anyone tell them how to live their lives, it will also provide an important message to anyone who wishes to go beyond the confines of this attitude and take responsibility for their health.
While it is quite all right to have a body weight that fluctuates a little and goes a few pounds over weight every now and then, it's not really all right to allow that trend to continue unabated, at least if you want to continue to enjoy good health.
Of course if you are overweight, you should make it your prime consideration to get healthy and lose weight as soon as you can.
This is not something that should be left for another day, but one that should be attacked right away! The longer you leave it, the more weight you may gain and the harder it will be to lose it later on.
Being overweight comes with certain health issues that include diabetes, high blood pressure and circulatory problems that can lead to a reduction in heart health, which is something that no one really wants!
In fact the more that medical science discovered about the issues connected with being overweight, the more we seem to have to worry about.
Now that the many different forms of cancer have been linked with obesity, people are starting to sit up and take notice of what their doctors are saying. That's not to say they are doing a whole lot about it, but some progress is being made at least in the area of public awareness of the problems.
All Problems Have a Solution
The good news is that it doesn't take very much to keep your weight in check. Better still, it isn't such a hardship to lose several pounds quite easily when you know how.
As we become more aware of the major causes of weight gain, it has become very clear that one of the biggest culprits in recent years has been the huge increase in the consumption of sugar and sugar-based additives in food. If you just take notice of how much sugar is in certain foods and then work to avoid eating or drinking them, you can dramatically reduce the volume of your body's fat store and with it your weight, size and shape.
Making a conscious effort to maintain a healthy weight and body shape is something that we all should strive for, because it's just plain common sense that being the right size is the way we were meant to be and being healthy is good for the body.
As long as you are careful about what you are eating and drinking and are aware of the ingredients in certain foods that you should really avoid wherever possible, while ensuring that you get some beneficial daily exercise, then the chances are that you will be able to maintain a healthy body weight and not have to worry about every little calorie that passes your lips.
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Posted on February 5, 2012 in Health | 0 Comments