Living a healthy lifestyle is important. We all know this. Most of us are, at least to some extent, aware of the benefits of eating right and exercising on a regular basis. We know that it will protect our health and even help us to prolong our lives. Without a healthy life, we cannot expect the good health of your youth to continue as we begin to age – even as we just begin to enter middle age.
But getting the right amount of exercise can be difficult, there is no doubt about it. We all lead healthy lives and even eating right can be difficult, what with so many fast food options around and easily at our disposable – and very inexpensive, to boot. Because of these reasons and so many more, health is becoming a startling problem in the United States with nearly half of all American adults (one third of them, to be exact) officially and medically classed as obese. And while weight is not everything, it is an important facet of your health, with a recommended BMI at no more than twenty four. Once you hit a BMI of thirty or more, you will officially b e considered to be obese and it is all too likely that your health will be put at risk in the near future, if it has not already.
Losing weight can be incredibly amazing for the quality of your health, and doctors all around the country agree that losing just five percent (but up to ten percent) of your total weight if you are obese or even just overweight can lower your risk of developing heart disease by a considerable degree. For health reasons and for cosmetic ones, more than half of all adults in the United States (fifty four percent, to be exact) are trying to lose weight. But while this is quite a noble goal, losing weight on your own, as eighty percent of dieters do, can be incredibly difficult, with half of said Americans saying that they simply do not have enough discipline to do it on their own.
Getting a personal health coach or a nutritionist can help you to develop both a comprehensive fitness program as well as a lifestyle meal plan. A comprehensive fitness program can help you to provide structure to your workouts, and a comprehensive fitness program can help to ensure that you are working out in the right way. Without a comprehensive fitness program, it can be difficult to know what kinds of workouts that you should be doing to meet your strength goals as well as your weight loss goals. Along with a comprehensive fitness program, a workout calendar is also likely to be helpful in keeping you on track.
Aside from a comprehensive fitness program and getting enough exercise into your day (and you week – and your life, at that), eating well is another key aspect of cultivating a healthier lifestyle, and a healthier you. A professional nutritionist can help you to do so, teaching you about healthy eating and creating custom meal plans for weight loss. A comprehensive fitness program is important, to be sure, but without the proper nutrition to back it up, you aren’t likely to see the results that you want in the way that you want. After all, you might still end up losing some weight, but you are likely to be very tired and subsequently lacking in a great deal of motivation, as working out is not likely to make you feel particularly good.
Taking the first step on a path to a healthier life can be hugely difficult for many people in the United States. From busy lives to ingrained bad habits, there are so many road blocks that can get in your way. But taking that first step is an important thing to do, and hiring a nutritionist or personal wellness coach can help to provide the support that you need on your journey to wellness. From a comprehensive fitness program to a healthy meal plan, your overall wellness is critical.