More and more people today are having problems with their weight. A recent government study indicates that up to sixty percent of all adults are severely overweight, or clinically obese. While this may seem like depressing news, the problem continues to get worse. Despite so many available diet methods and exercise techniques, why do we continue to swell around our midsection?
One of the main reasons is a paradox of culture. The more modern our culture becomes, the more technologically advanced we develop, the sooner we can get things done. Instantaneous movie downloads, email, text messages, even food delivery is accessible at the touch of a button. Almost anything we want we can get quite promptly.
Of course food, is the biggest culprit in this respect. It is almost impossible to drive anywhere without passing several fast food restaurants. Even in the grocery store, they have quite a lot of ready made, or microwave set meals that are deficient in healthy ingredients.
So it makes sense then, that when you browse the book store, or search the Internet, the most admired diet and nutrition books as well as the various exercise programs you run across are designed to guarantee rapid results with little, or no effort. Lose weight while you sleep. Get slim and never be hungry. Lose twenty pounds in twenty four hours.
Regrettably, even if you tried to get fat that quick, it wouldn’t work. The human body is substantial collection of complex and staggering chemical reactions, and changing your metabolism, your weight, and your physical appearance takes time. Just as it takes a while to gain weight, it also takes a while, usually longer, to get lean. Regrettably, if you were to develop a weight loss program called “lose weight unhurriedly,” you wouldn’t likely sell very many copies.
Yet if you ask anybody who is in decent shape, they’ll tell you it takes consistent effort over a long period of time. Particularly if you are past your teenage years, when you could eat anything and not gain a solitary ounce. The trick then, is to admit the idea that a unhurried, steady weight loss is the best way. It’s the simplest to start, and the simplest to keep going.
And by far, without question, the best exercise for weight loss is simple walking. One foot in front of other, for twenty minutes a day or so. Of course, the more you walk the healthier, but if you are just starting out, twenty minutes a day is fine. Leave out the fad diets, skip the hundred dollar a month gym membership, and go for a walk. You’ll be astonished at the benefits you’ll receive.