Stay Active to Maintain a Healthy Weight

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It might seem like a pretty obvious thing to anyone who understands some of how the body works that keeping active is one of the best ways to prevent weight gain, but when you look at the growing statistics for the proportion of people who are overweight and even obese, it would appear that way too many people are ignoring this fact. So what would it take to get more people to make themselves more active during the day?

Well, education is the first order of the day when it comes to getting a lot of people to know about any particular thing. The problem is that they don’t teach weight management in schools, which when you think about it is pretty ridiculous considering what happens to many of the people who are growing up these days.

Lack of Exercise

They are not exercising enough and to add to the problems they are eating a relatively poor diet. Our own society makes eating junk food and overeating in many cases a perfectly acceptable pastime while almost no emphasis is placed on the need to eat sensibly and exercise more.

Yet a simple shift in the way we think about things which would be created in the minds of the multitudes if it were taught in schools, would avert this modern day calamity in the general health of the population. So if you’re sat in front of your computer reading this, the question you need to ask yourself is “How much exercise do I get each day?”

Who is Staring Back at You in the Mirror?

Your answer will tell you pretty quickly if you need to get more because you only have to look in the mirror. If you see a fat person looking back at you, then you need to exercise more often and jolly well eat less! It’s amazing just how stupidly obvious this is, so why do so many people not see it?

I think much of that comes from people burying their heads in the sand and hoping the problem will go away all by itself. Or maybe they don’t see it as their problem but more of a National problem they see on TV all the time.

However it goes, people need to be made aware that they are overweight if the scales say they are overweight. And that they need to take action to retain their natural weight and improve their health into the bargain.

More Activity Equals Less Weight

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It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that when you get more active and exercise more, you are going to lose some weight. So if it is really so simple, why are so many people still obese? And why is that number still rising and not falling?

Well, if it only takes some simple common sense to see the obvious, that eating the right foods, avoiding the wrong ones and getting some exercise every day will keep your weighty down, why are so many people not seeing it? It’s not because they are all stupid and its not because they lack the basic knowledge that will keep them healthy. So could it be because they know what they are doing but can’t help themselves?

That is probably a big part of it. In that case, there’s no helping people who won’t help themselves, because no matter what you tell them or show them, they will not listen and will not see what they ought to see. Their heads are firmly buried in the proverbial sand and nothing short of a firm kick in the posterior is going to make them lift those heads out of it!

This is a sort of train of thought here, which leads us on to two major scenarios when it comes to people who can and cannot lose weight. Those who are prepared to help themselves and those who are not. Those that will are the ones that are going to get somewhere and improve their health, live a longer, happier, healthier life. Those that will not, well, they will not!

Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, there is just no helping some people and if you try too hard, all you get is their backs up and an angry “leave me alone” attitude. So where does that leave us?

It leaves us in the position that if we are going to help people, we might as well aim that help at the people who are going to use our advice and knowledge to their own advantage and the rest can do what they want, because they will anyway. So for those that are willing to put in some work to improve their bodies, their health and fitness levels and maintain a healthy body weight, the message is pretty clear. Eat right, exercise as much as you can and stay positive!