Obesity is all over the news. Anywhere around the world, people are getting fatter due to several factors such as lack of moderation and discipline on food consumption, high sales by food companies whose offerings are fattening, as well as lack of information about health risks linked to obesity. Because obesity (extreme fatness of the body) has affected millions worldwide, concerned medical officials and social leaders have spoken about the need to control eating as well as getting enough exercise not just to lose weight but also improve health with wellness in mind. As such, wellness campaigns have sprouted worldwide with dedicated plans to educate people about their wellbeing.
Being fat has its depressing effect on the person’s mind and soul. Anyone who wishes to learn the many ways and means on how to get slim should know that such an ambition requires three things: knowledge, discipline and focus. Thanks to the web, there are lots of articles and testimonials about slimming down, exercising and losing weight that can be easily researched. After researching, it is recommended to consult with a physician and a nutritionist who could suggest ways on slimming while eating the right foods needed to sustain the body.
One of the keys to weight loss is staying active and increasing metabolism. While the aspiring “weight loser” researches, he or she could start including some effective habits that can help him or her lose some weight (and gain knowledge on working out) that don’t cost too much time or money. These include:
1. Brisk walking for one hour per day
2. Consuming less processed food (cookies, candy bars, snacks in a box)
3. Swimming at the pool for one hour per day and five days per week
4. Eating more fruits and vegetables throughout the day
5. Perform full body compound exercises (burpees, push ups, squats etc.)
6. Take part in an aerobics class for 30 minutes a day
7. Avoid fast food joints
Even playing several dance sequences of the video games such as Dance Central and DanceMasters on Kinect for Xbox 360 at home or at a friend’s house, do some spring cleaning at home, lift up some heavy furniture at home from time to time is a good start to becoming more active and increasing your metabolism.
As for other means on how to get slim effectively such as having full membership at the gym and having a personal trainer, they would cost more money and time but it may not necessarily be more productive. Whether one has money or not, and whether one is a minimalist or not, there are still varied ways on burning calories and losing weight under today’s hard economic times.