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3 Tips to Successful Weight Loss

By Virginia Laird

Each year millions across the nation begin a weight loss journey that ends up with disappointment. Whether it is a lack of being truly committed, struggling with necessary changes, or simply lacking a long-term plan, all too often battles with the scale seem to be treacherous. Fortunately, health and wellness experts have offered a few tips to help make your battle to shed a few pounds successful, including:

  • Diet with a friend
  • Exercise is essential in losing weight
  • Get plenty of sleep

Diet With a Friend

Dieting is never any fun, but it can be accomplished with success with the help of a friend. Research indicates that having a good support system can be the key to shedding the weight you want gone. Health and wellness experts advise that having someone to help you stay accountable and share your struggles can actually benefit your journey. Before you begin your diet plan, find a friend or two to join you.   

Exercise is Essential in Losing Weight

Research suggests that while choosing the right diet is a vital part of weight loss, choosing to exercise is another essential part of losing weight. While many may choose to head to the gym on a daily basis, some advise that it is not necessary to spend time and money on a membership. Health and wellness experts suggest that walking can be enough to get your scale moving in the right way.

Get Plenty of Sleep

Health and wellness experts suggest that getting plenty of sleep is essential in losing some weight. While many who jump on the weight loss journey will try to burn their candle at both ends, sleep in necessary. Research suggests that when the body sleeps, it heals itself and makes repairs as needed. Much of the time this is done to the functions of the body, including the metabolism. Without a good functioning metabolism it can be difficult to lose the weight you want to lose. It is suggested that the average adult should get at least six hours of sleep each night. Still, there are some who many need more than this.

If you are ready to begin your weight loss journey, start making the necessary changes to your lifestyle right away!

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

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