Weight loss is one of the most popular topics for so many people and the number has only increased in recent times. This might be because of the awareness that has been growing throughout the world regarding obesity,it could be rooted from the medical research and the media concerning “why you should take care of your health?”. Obesity is a medical term that is used to refer to a condition where the body accumulates so much fat that it becomes a health risk. Obesity is essentially measured in what is called Body Mass Index or BMI. BMI was invented as a way to measure one’s weight in relation to their height and has since been utilized as the standard for measuring whether one is obese or not. BMI does not actually measure the amount of body fat in someone but is nevertheless accepted as the ideal and most accurate way to measure obesity.
In the present world, over 30% of the general population has a BMI that indicates obesity(which is over 2 billion people). Being overweight can be easily translated into health issues for many people and obesity is considered the FIFTH leading risks for global deaths,can you imagine how serious it can be??
There are various reasons why one can become obese. At present, there is the culture of fast food which is compounded by a busy lifestyle where people have no time to cook and no time to exercise. This is because of a society that keeps people so busy that they do not have the time to go grocery shopping and therefore prefer to eat out instead. It is no longer uncommon to see whole families going for breakfasts, lunch and dinner at fast food restaurants simply because they do not have the time to cook(or they assume so).
Then there are off course people who have genetic malfunctions which cause their bodies to accumulate more fat than normal and if these same people live the lifestyle we have outlines above, obesity is the only logical destiny for them.
But many of us have realized that this poses great health risks and can even shorten our life span. That is why losing weight is on many of their New Year’s resolution. Unfortunately it is easier said than done and for many families, they face another year struggling with weight problems. But there is a way to ensure that one keeps their resolutions regarding weight loss.
The first way to do this is to enlist the help of someone who will keep you accountable. This can be a family member, a spouse,someone who have a similar interest, a friend or even a work colleague. One of the reasons why accountability is important is to prevent one from relapsing into habits that facilitate obesity.
Another way to make sure you attain your resolutions to lose weight is to enlist the services of a personal trainer. These do not have to be expensive and if cost is a concern to you, you can minimize the hours which you hire them. Personal trainers are very effective not only in helping you to realize your goals,but personal training means you too are acquiring the knowledge to fight for a better lifestyle.