• Juan Karlos

Simple Tip to Increase Your Life Span

Food can be very tempting sometimes. Because of our cravings, we have the tendency to lose control and disrupt our healthy diet routine. While food is necessary for living, it is equally important to be mindful of it as well. Too much food without proper exercise could lead to obesity, a certain condition where our body accumulates fat more than what is necessary. In a study conducted by the National Institutes of Health, extreme obesity might shorten our life span by up to 14 years! Imagine how much you can do and how much you can accomplish with those years. So yes, in order to live your life to the “fullest”, simply controlling your weight can make a huge difference.

Here are some tips on maintaining a stable, healthy weight:

- Be active. Exercising regularly is the common term we use. But getting up and doing house chores can help as well. Learn to involve physical movement in everything you do. The main key here is consistency. If you increase your involvement in physical activities, it can surely help you maintain a fit body.

- Watch your food. Big portions pour on extra calories that induce weight gain. Sugary beverages including soft drinks, energy drinks, and sports drinks are hollow calories and can lead to obesity. So choose smaller portions (or share portions of the restaurant) and go instead of soda for water or low-fat milk.

- Fruits and Vegetables. When you are trying to remove the bad fat outside your body that should be the time to put good nutrients inside.

- Weigh Yourself Regularly. Don’t forget to take notes as well. Records help you see if you are improving or your habits do not change anything at all. With this, you can adjust your current routine and your food intake.

- PROTEIN. Eating lots of protein will help you maintain your weight because protein will help suppress hunger and encourage completeness. High protein foods include lean chicken, lean pork, fish, lean beef, tofu, beans, lentils, low-fat yogurt, milk, cheese, seeds, nuts, and eggs.

- Talk to your doctor. With tips and resources, your doctor can help you shed the pounds for good. You might feel embarrassed to talk about your weight. Remember your doctor's job is to take care of your health. People who talk about weight with their doctors tend to have healthier habits, studies reveal.

As mentioned above, consistency is the key. No matter how slow your progress, as long as you don’t stop, results are guaranteed. With a proper goal and discipline, you will be able to achieve a stable, healthy body.

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