Weight and health walk close to each, but there is more to wellness than the scale can tell.
Summer may have ended, but we still find a lot of crazy weight loss methods all around the Internet. I’ll not be surprised if one of these they will be promising that you can lose many pounds in just a couple of hours. While it all sounds funny, there is a great danger in all this craziness.
I’m glad that the subject is being more and more discussed these days.
Let’s face it: we have reached a point that whatever shape you have, it’s never good. The scariest part is that I sincerely have no clue what “ideal” means in today’s society. But I could not care less.
It doesn’t matter what the scale shows, no one has the right to judge or bully whoever because of it. How much a person weights has nothing to do with their personality. And even if it had, every single human being deserves respect, period.
Whether or not your weight falls into the “standards” has nothing to do with how good, beautiful or intelligent you are.
After being victims of cruel bullying, countless people start to take extreme measures in a desperate attempt to fit in. While adopting a healthy lifestyle always bring improvements in various aspects of life, too much of anything is still “too much”.
Even though radical transformations trigger fabulous results (I speak of my experience), one has to be careful their well-being is not damaged at any point.
Likewise, those who refuse to fall for peer pressure sometimes adopt an opposite approach. Instead of going over the board with dieting and exercising, they just jump in a sedentary lifestyle. They are nonconformists who disregard the requirements of society, and unfortunately, of their well-being as well.
It’s not about how you look
Realizing that I didn’t fit in 90% of my wardrobe was something very shocking to me and I’m not going to hide it from you. I knew I had put on weight, but I was clueless of how “bad” it was. And worse than the extra pounds, was facing an increase of my cholesterol levels. With the rise of body fat comes the risks of developing various diseases and conditions.
In other words: I had to do something about it.
My number 1 priority is investing in the improvement of my wellness to support my health. Whether I will look the same as two years ago, I don’t know. I’m very proud of what I accomplished back then, but it is not my focus.
Exercising and eating properly can and should be about health. Whether you are a next-door hottie or a no-no is a judgement you cannot control. So as long as you feel and you are health, it’s all fine.
Losing weight without losing health
There are three main topics that contribute to health:
The amount of hours one sleeps, stressful situations one has to face and how they handle it are just some of the lifestyle aspects that can contribute to weight loss.
“You are what you eat.” But what does it really mean?
Compared to the intake our grandparents, our standards are poor of macros and lack variation. Every day we bomb ourselves with sugars and all sorts of chemicals that contribute to diseases and conditions.
Do you still wonder why exercising is so important for weight loss and health? Please watch this broadcast of mine until the end.
I truly hope I have convinced you about the importance of exercising in weight loss and health by now. So now it’s time to get things done.
Starting with this post, I will be sharing a series of blog about weight loss the healthy way. For now, I’ll be focusing on the exercising aspect:
- What your exercise options are
- What you can do
- How you can do it
My goal is to have you join me in this journey at your own pace and with your own means. But let’s motivate each other. Let’s get moving together towards our goals.
If you haven’t done it yet, please consult your health-care provider. Ask him or her if you are cleared to exercise. Should they present you restrictions, please ask for advice on what you can do. There is always some kind of physical activity you can do.
Afterwards, I would again recommend you hire a Personal Trainer if you intend to workout your own. When you are training with a group, chances are there is an instructor with more experience who will guide you. But if you are doing things by yourself, it’s advisable to get extra help.
Here’s a little preview of the topic of next week’s post…
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For more Fitness tips read also:
- 5 Affordable Fitness Equipment For Everyone
- The Surprising Value of Listening To Your Body For Health
- How To Find Time To Work Out Consistently
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Get it done!
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