One of the best techniques to approach a healthy style in a long term is the balance between of healthy eating and physical exercise. Developing a healthy habit and good exercises will extend your life much longer than average. Knowing what your body needs is important to weight management and can control overconsumption and under consumption of food.
Weight Control, Way of Life
In this century fitness is the new fashion. From best seller books to Youtube videos, the philosophy of weight control is taking a lot of ground in all kind of media including social networks. There are several ways to get into “The Fit Zone” and here are some great tips to begin a new chapter of a better way to live:
- Increase protein intake, especially at breakfast.
- Use a smaller plate.
- Eat more soup.
- Choose low calories foods.
- Incorporate more vegetables into your meals.
- Drink green tea once in a while.
Besides those tips, there are some different weight control methods that are very famous for their effectiveness like the Weight Watchers, a variety of dieting products and services to assist weight loss and maintenance by a calorie restricting method, The Atkins Diet, a diet that involves the restriction of carbohydrates causing the body’s metabolism to switch from burning glucose, or The Ornish Diet, a fat restricting diet that focuses on eating a high amount of fiber and following a low-fat vegetarian diet to burn the body’s fat burning mechanism to work most effective.
A Stealthy Danger that is Among Us
Rising obesity rates are the mayor concern in North America. There are about 60% of Canadians are overweight or obese. According to an investigation from the Journal of American Medicine more than one third of U.S. adults are obese, the estimated annual medical cost for people who are obese were 1,429 dollars higher than those of normal weight.
Overweight and obesity are the fifth leading risk factor for death in the human world. They die each year at least 2.8 million adults as a result of being overweight or obese. Each year at least 2.8 million adults die of the health consequences of being overweight or obese. They are responsible for between 7% and 41% of certain cancers, 23% of cases of ischemic heart disease and 44% of cases of diabetes, which affects currently 347 million people around the world.
Most researchers have concluded that the combination of an excessive nutrient intake and sedentary lifestyle are the main cause of the rapid acceleration of obesity in Western society in the last quarter of the twentieth century. Since 1980 fast food restaurants have seen a dramatic growth in terms of sales and number of customers served. Low food costs, and intense competition for market share has led to an increase in the size of the portions, such as portions of fries at McDonald’s, rose from 200 calories in 1960 to more than 600 calories today.
Weight control is, undoubtedly, one of the most necessary disciplines to make front to a big menace that affects a big part of the world population and we don’t even realize that until is too late to do something about it.