Did you make a New Year’s Resolution on January 1 to lose weight this year? If you are like most people, losing weight is at the top of the list of changes. According to a study published in the University of Scranton’s Journal of Clinical Psychology, losing weight is the number one resolution of the year and fitting in fitness is in the top ten.
Not really a surprise, is it? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a third of all Americans over 20 are overweight and a staggering 35% of Americans adults are actually obese. And the list of diseases associated with obesity – among them diabetes, stroke, certain types of cancer, and heart disease – is both costly and deadly.
There are always new diets, new exercise fads, new theories on how to lose weight, but the truth of the matter is something you learned in elementary school: Fewer calories and more exercise equals weight loss.
Now you’re thinking, “I just don’t have time to exercise.”
According to Dr. Mehmet Oz, cardiothoracic surgeon and well-known health guru, a sedentary lifestyle is a key factor in many health problems. As viewers of his television show will tell you, he has a group of “Wellness Warriors” who promote various points of a healthy lifestyle.
One of these Warriors, Taisha Hayes, fought her own obesity to become a personal trainer and the founder of THayesFitness.com. She advises making an appointment to exercise, even if the appointment is with only with you. A vague “I’ll exercise some time tomorrow” is almost certainly likely to fail, but “I will walk for 30 minutes starting at noon tomorrow” is an actual commitment. And think of it this way – you would never be so rude as to cancel an appointment with another person at the last minute. Don’t you deserve the same respect?
If you’re already reducing calories but not getting the results you want, find a way to fit in fitness, and watch the pounds melt away!
Jason Laitsch is an experienced and caring personal trainer with nearly 15 years of helping clients meet their fitness goals. Schedule a consultation at www.jasonpersonaltrainer.com to discover how Jason can help you lose weight, get in shape, and fit in fitness for the New Year.