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Making Smart Choices for Healthy Weight Management

By Genevieve Cunningham

Maintaining a healthy weight is a really important job. We don't think about it often unless we're actively trying to lose weight, but maintenance matters. Too much weight or too little weight is detrimental to overall health -- and it can greatly impact quality of life and longevity. Even if your weight is in a good place, are you making smart choices to keep it that way? If you want to focus on good health and prevention, take a look at these little steps you can take to maintain a healthy weight from here on out. 

Do You Track Your Food?

You don't have to be crazy about watching your food, but it's a good idea to keep an eye on it. You should have a rough guess about how many calories you're consuming in a day's time. You should know if you've had excessive amounts of sugar. You should be aware if you haven't eaten enough. While it might not be necessary to obsessively count each thing that goes into your mouth, keeping track can help you maintain a better weight -- and health! -- from here on out. 

Are You Living an Active Life?

Healthy people live active lives. There's really no getting around this fact of life. If you want to maintain a good weight, you'll have to move. This includes exercise, regular daily activity, and hobbies. Being active means burning more calories, using your muscles, and staying in overall better shape. If a good weight and even better health is part of the goal, activity has to be a staple in your life. 

Do You Keep a Positive Mind?

A positive mindset is important in everything in life. At work, it's important to think positively. In family dealings, it's important to think positively. And with health, it's extremely important to think positively. Negative thoughts are more likely to lead to laziness, binge eating, and poor habits. But a positive mind can help you make good decisions -- and see the positive results that your decisions actually bring into your life.

It's true that weight isn't everything. You should not base your entire health off of a number on a scale. But knowing what's healthy and what's not is important. Keeping your body weight at an appropriate level is better for overall health. Use these tips to maintain a proper body weight, and you're more likely to experience better health in your life overall.

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

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