Around this time every year, millions of people spend time reflecting on the previous one, and plan their steps in moving forward and making positive changes in life.
This is known as making New Year’s Resolutions, and two of the most common are:
A) Weight Loss
B) Get Healthy
Unfortunately these two are also among the first resolutions to be broken in the New Year, only to be set forth again once it comes to a close. Most often the second mistake in this ongoing cycle is the attempt to take on too much, too soon—by drawing up an unrealistic plan to achieve both maximum weight loss and optimum health, it’s far too easy to feel overwhelmed and to give up.
The first mistake? Thinking of weight loss and health as separate goals.
The truth is that weight loss and health are so closely related that, most often, taking a step towards one will naturally bring you closer to the other. This simple understanding is the first step towards making this your year of success in achieving these goals, and following the guidelines below will bring you even closer.
Know the Basics of Weight Loss
There’s no doubt about it: eating smart and exercising regularly are the cornerstones for a slimmer, healthier you on the road to weight loss. If you’re unsure of how to begin, sites like http://bit.ly/1M1uis3 and www.tlsslim.com/drdavidk are great for learning the fundamentals of nutrition and exercise for weight loss. Following their guidelines can help you to drop unwanted body fat, gain energy and feel better. Products like Lepticore and CLA, that have some scientific merit, are also great for adding nutritional support and breaking through plateaus during weight loss.
Become Heart Smart
No single health issue is more important to address than cardiovascular health, and many of the same practices that work for weight loss can also be applied here. By enjoying a diet based in whole, natural, low-GI foods, exercising regularly and making supplements like Coenzyme Q-10 and Omega III fatty acids part of your routine, you’ll be well on your way.
Studies have shown that chronic stress is associated with a variety of chronic health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes and the progression of cancer. Stress is also closely associated with hormone imbalance and weight gain thereby hindering effective weight loss. To discourage all these disorders, take time to decompress during the day, exercise regularly, and consider nutritional support from botanical formulas like TLS ACTS and Bliss available through certain healthcare providers.
Practice Whole Body Health
The majority of health issues today—including obesity—can be linked to long-term, low level inflammation brought on by free radical activity. This chronic condition is even associated with the aging process itself, making the issue of whole body health through the management of these toxic byproducts even more important. While a diet rich in fruits and vegetables provides some antioxidant support, supplement options like proanthocyanidins and astaxanthin deliver natural antioxidant protection in amounts and concentrations that nature simply cannot provide. By taking advantage of this nutraceutical support, you’ll be addressing one of the most important parts of whole body health, and moving towards any goal you might have related to health and wellness including but certainly not limited to weight loss!
The goals of weight loss and becoming healthy aren’t nearly as separated as many make them out to be. By understanding them as two sides of the same coin, it’s much easier to treat them as one goal, which means you feel less overwhelmed, more in control, and with a sharper focus to last throughout the year. This holiday, your New Year’s Resolution can be unbreakable.
If you’re considering making any health changes in 2017, be sure to do the research on what options are available to you, however always consult a healthcare provider to be sure the weight loss program or the healthy steps you decide to make are right for you.