Weight Loss

There’s a lot more to weight loss than a “calories in/calories out” mentality. Many people feel like trying to lose weight is resigning themselves to a lifestyle of misery, at least for 90 days or however long they think they need. The truth is that there are plenty of healthy ways to lose weight without starving yourself or even going hungry! If you go about it correctly, weight loss and maintenance will soon become part of your daily routine.girl in a swing
I recently worked as an intern in an office that was part of a large-scale corporation. At the end of my internship, corporate HR came around to our branch and gave out free health assessments to all of the employees on their insurance plan. After talking with the nurses, the head honchos determined that one of their greatest liabilities was—you guessed it—employee obesity.overweight legs
Have you ever felt helpless as you stepped on the scale? Have you ever looked at the mirror and wondered in disbelief how you got to that point? You’re not the only one!The Biggest Obstacle to Losing Weight
Some days are a struggle to make time to exercise. Here are a few facts about exercise that can help to get you up and moving. Exercise can:
  • improve fitness level
  • improve muscle tone
  • prevent sagging skin
  • increase metabolism
  • improve cardiovascular health
  • promote sleep
  • relieve stress
  • release endorphins, the feel good chemicals in the brain, improving mood.
  • cure diseases such as some forms of heart disease and cancer
  • help with arthritis
  • reverse depression
Now that you know why you should exercise, here are a few nifty tips to help you get off the couch!