Successful Weight Loss Strategies

When people get together to discuss weight loss, they realize that many different strategies can work. No one specific weight loss or fitness program, diet, food plan, pill or other routine is a one-size-fits-all and none need to be. Instead, review basic weight loss strategies that work for many successful participants and customize a plan or fit for your own personal needs. Here are some basic strategies to review:

 

Exercise

As people grow older, a sedentary life tends to take over and the body’s metabolism slows down. One of the healthiest ways to beat the battle is exercise at least 30 minutes a day. This can even be broken up, like into three 10-minutes segments. The more you want to lose, the more you need to beef up your program and monitor weight loss accordingly to see what works best for you and your health, under the advisement of your healthcare provider.  In other words if you don’t increase reps and / or resistance in your training, your body quickly adjusts to the routine and you can stop losing those unwanted pounds quickly.
Eat Healthier

The best place to learn more about healthier diets and eating patterns is with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA posts a lot of nutritional information including their recommended guidelines about what they find to be healthy eating habits. Their instruction covers basic areas of their nutrition pyramid, food safety and the necessary daily nutrients for adults and children, plus basic weight management and physical fitness practices. 

Exercise Choices

Exercise can get to be too routine and boring to many. So make sure to vary it each month to get the most out of your health action plans. You can head indoors and work out in a low-cost gym like a local YMCA. You can mix in a monthly pass now and then to a more expensive fitness club that has all the works like an indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and much more. And you can also check into the option of a monthly or seasonal pass at a local upscale hotel with an indoor pool and fitness area. And don’t neglect home gym equipment, videos and audio cassettes to help with workouts. Then there are plenty of outdoor pursuits: hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking, ball games (football, basketball, etc.), tennis, bird watching, zoo and other tours, and much more. Keep a handy list of many choices and very your exercise patterns to get more enjoyment out of them. This will help make exercise part of your daily life.

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