Every approach of a New Year, people set up what we have come to refer to as New Year’s resolutions. This can be to spend less, to get a college or graduate school degree, to pay off debt and so much more. But perhaps one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight. Obesity affects over 40% of the US population and kills close to half a million every year. Obesity has been in the forefront of many people’s mind for a long time because of the awareness of its risks. Billions of dollars in lost productivity is also caused by people when it comes to medical costs related to being overweight.
There are many ways people become overweight. One is to indulge in high calorie meals which by and large can be traced back to fast food restaurants. While fast food restaurants have vowed not use trans fats anymore to fry their foods, their food nevertheless have the highest calorie levels of all foods and this continues to be one of the main reasons why people become overweight. We also live in a society where people are very pressed for time so much so that they do not have time to do grocery shopping or cook. This automatically means people eat out more and these foods are obviously high calorie. This is also coupled with the fact that there is less exercise especially walking simply because there is no time to do so. Obesity can also be genetic in that there are people whose bodies just do not burn enough calories when they eat a meal regardless of how much or little they eat. And if these people live a lifestyle devoid of exercise while at the same time indulging in unhealthy eating habits, then they are prone to being overweight.
But who would rather choose an obese look to a lean body? Many are now gearing themselves to looking better and developing a great body in 2009. While some have tried in the past and have failed, there are ways to actually do this.
One of the ways is to exercise and develop a discipline for doing so. Many people are too busy to even walk in the morning and are too tired engage in any calorie-burning activity after work. But if one can get up earlier and walk for just 30 minutes around the block each day, this would create the right motivation and blood circulation to engage in even more strenuous exercise.
Another way to develop the smoking body you’ve always wanted in 2009 is to educate yourself in nutrition. Many obese people just do not know what they are eating. But this need not be the case anymore. There are lots of nutrition websites out there from WebMD to myryramid.gov that give excellent information on food and nutrition. This means that now you can carefully monitor your calorie intake even when going grocery shopping.