Did you know that:
- People who exercise regularly are generally more successful at losing weight and keeping it off than those who don't?
- Increasing physical activity is good for you? (It generally lowers high blood pressure, helps control diabetes, lowers cholesterol and improves cardiorespiratory function).
- People who exercise report that they enjoy an improved mood, enhanced self-esteem and self-concept, plus reduced stress, anxiety and depression?
If all of this sounds good to you, perhaps you should consider adding physical activity to your daily life. A little physical activity every day can have huge benefits. In fact, according to a 1996 Surgeon General report, just moderate amounts of nonstrenuous physical activity can produce big improvements in people's health and quality of life.
The first step is to talk to your doctor and get in touch with a Fitness Expert
The more you understand about your weight and its relation to your health, the more the experts can help you.
Remember, your doctor and personal trainer are there to help.
Talking about your weight isn’t always an easy thing to do. Even to a professional. But there’s no reason to feel uncomfortable. When it comes to your weight and your health, your doctor and personal trainer are there to advise you that losing excess weight should be an important priority. So talk to a professional. Together you can find ways to manage your weight successfully.
Your personal trainer can tell you about BMI and what it means.
Body Mass Index, or BMI, is a measure of weight that takes height into account. Find your BMI on the calculator below. Your weight may increase your risk of developing health problems such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease and diabetes.
Good news. Just a modest weight loss each month can make a real difference.
As your doctor will tell you, losing even a small amount of excess body weight can help reduce your risk of developing other health problems. So take small steps. Consistency is everything. Each step can make a big difference over time.
There’s hope. Because there are weight loss medications available to help you.
Your doctor can recommend a number of different medications to help you manage your weight. They work in different ways, produce different kinds of results, and have different sets of side effects. Appetite suppressants act on your central nervous system. Fat blockers work in your digestive system to prevent fat from being absorbed into your body. Talk to your doctor to find out what may be best suited to your weight management needs.
Take the next step. Make an appointment today to get professional assistance.
If you think you might be overweight, it might be helpful for you to calculate your Body Mass Index. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure of weight taking height into account. By determining your BMI, you can also determine if you are overweight, and if excess weight could potentially affect your health.
Eating a Healthy Diet
Eating a healthy diet is a key factor in any weight-loss program. Its importance to your weight-loss success cannot be overstated.
In fact, changing your lifestyle to include healthier eating habits can benefit virtually everyone. If you succeed in the healthy habits we've laid out for you in this section of the site, you'll be making a major, positive change, which will benefit you for the rest of your life.