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Looking to Lose Weight? Try This

By Virginia Laird

Weight loss is a challenge for many. With a wide variety of options available claiming to help you melt the pounds away, it is no wonder many have trouble selecting a course of action. Some say that the real secret to weight loss is not the extreme dieting, program requiring auto ship, or even hours on end spent at the gym that is the key to successful weight loss. Instead, many experts insist that healthy lifestyle habits offer the best long-term results. A few habits to consider adding to your daily routine include: 

  • Make time to exercise
  • Stop drinking soda
  • A well-balanced diet is best

Make Time to Exercise

Research provides enough evidence to support the notion that routine exercise can be beneficial when trying to shed the extra weight you may be carrying around. Whether you want to lose five pounds or much more, getting moving to help burn extra calories can make the weight appear as though it is melting off at times. Exercise, no matter if it is hours spent at the gym or jogging through your neighborhood, is healthy and can help manage more than just your weight. Routine exercise can help lower blood pressure, decrease the risk for heart disease and stroke, and help prevent a host of other health issues. It is advised that as little as 20 minutes of exercise daily can be enough to get your weight moving in the right direction. 

Stop Drinking Soda

Choosing soda as a main staple in your diet can wreak havoc on your health. Research indicates that regular soda is loaded with sugar, which can lead to weight management issues. This same research shares enough information to determine that diet soda can also be harmful to your health. While there are many who simply avoid this discussion, your health deserves the consideration of giving it up. Although your taste buds may prefer something other than plain water, it is the best beverage to consume when trying to lose weight and stay properly hydrated. Health and wellness experts encourage those with a desire to lose weight to consume at least half of their body weight in ounces of water each day.  

A Well-Balanced Diet is Best

Making a well-balanced diet part of your healthy lifestyle is a simple change that still requires much determination. For many, this can require the need to cut out most sugar consumption. Health and wellness experts admit that this step can prove to be one of the more difficult steps in the battle of the bulge. There is plenty of research supporting the idea that sugar is addictive, making it difficult to quit. Still, choosing to consume a well-balanced diet includes this limitedly. As a rule, experts suggest that a well-balanced diet includes plenty of fruits and veggies, as well as lean protein. 

Commit today to your healthy lifestyle habits and begin to see your weight move in the right direction.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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