Over 60% of people in the UK and Ireland are classed as obese or overweight. This is primarily down to an imbalance between energy in and energy out, brought about by busier lifestyles, sedentary jobs and the increased availability of energy-dense foods.
People find that although their eating and exercise habits have not changed in years, they appear to be putting on weight. This can be down to changes in body composition and therefore energy requirements due to aging or activity type.
A raised BMI as a result of being overweight or obese is a major risk factor for other diseases such as:
Cardiovascular disease - the cause of heart disease and strokes, which is one of the leading causes of death
Type 2 Diabetes
Musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoarthritis
Some cancers (endometrial, breast, ovarian, prostate, liver, gallbladder, kidney, colon)
We are led to believe that the way to address this is to switch to a chicken and broccoli diet and go to the gym 5 times a week; this can be an overwhelming thought and a complete upheaval on normal lifestyles which makes people either not start or start and then fail.
Find time or space in your existing lifestyle for habits that will lead you to be a healthier version of who you were last week. Reducing caloric intake and increasing movement are the key steps to take but where do you begin with personal goal setting?
Book a consultation session to find out how you can make changes that work for you.