When Seasons Change:
What to do when time conspires against you
The weather is cooling and the rain is menacing. For many, that means very little time outdoors. Less time outside begats less exercise. Less exercise invites weight gain. Add ‘The Holiday Season’ and the pounds spike up to numbers we’ve never believed possible.
Studies indicate an average of 5lbs will be gained by people already carrying more weight than is optimal. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/11/22/the-skinny-on-holiday-weight-gain/
And what’s a few more pounds? Yet, if you gain what’s typical (5lbs) every year, that’s a whopping 50lbs after 10 years. And to take it one step further, will it be easier to change 10 years of habits in order to take off the weight? Most people have a hard time making shifts that create change.
According to the National Institutes of Health, there is a very specific determinant that affects how quickly the aging process takes place. Thoughts turn to genetic predisposition, environmental exposure, available food sources, etc. However, the
Lifestyle choices are the single most important factor in reducing age-related body changes. And it’s not just the choice of which desserts to choose from during the holidays – it’s the choices you make everyday of the year.
Most everyone knows what they should not eat and that exercising is good…
But how does one know what should be eaten and what exercises to do?
- First, understand what you don’t know.
- Second, decide the goal.
- Third, choose a plan of action.
If you need help, BODYWISE specializes in assessment, manageable exercises, and supporting your progress. And because of the holidays, there is a special to celebrate you getting where you want your health to be…
Let me help you! Make 2015 the year you do it right.