January 9, 2014
Exercise and Obesity
According to the CDC, over one-third of Americans are obese or overweight. These days there are so many diets and exercise programs that one can be overwhelmed when trying to lose and maintain weight. Exercise and obesity start with attainable goals, an understanding of weight loss and exercise and obtaining the proper regimen.
For obese and overweight individuals, it is important to have realistic, attainable goals. An individual, in any circumstance, is more perceptible to failure if the goal(s) is set too high. An obese/overweight person trying to lose and maintain weight loss that makes too high of goals less likely to obtain those goals because the person does not see or meet those goals (Murphy, Breenan, Walkley, Reece & Little, 2011). When starting a weight loss program, it is very important ...view middle of the document...
When an individual is going for weight loss and putting their body through something foreign it is best to understand what is best for that individual and what that person can handle. When a person understands and reads into what and how it needs to be accomplished or how it works, the goals are more attainable. Weight loss as well as exercising and maintaining that weight loss requires understanding and a permanent lifestyle change.
In addition, to proper understanding and goals, obese and overweight individuals must have a clear and concise, as well as a proper regimen for the body. This starts with professionals such as licensed dieticians, exercise enthusiasts and the person’s doctor. These specialists can help give proper menu details and the proper physical activity for that person. A doctor gives specifics for the individual and possible other health issues that proper nutrition and physical activity can help. The regimen must also have a really sturdy support system from family and friends. Without the support from the people around, it is very difficult for that individual to stay on track and maintain weight loss.
Obesity and exercise can be done and maintained by having obtainable goals, and understanding of weight loss and exercise and with the proper regimen. There are many things that can interrupt a more healthy lifestyle. However, with the proper methods and a permanent lifestyle change, it is achieve and maintain.
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