Obesity is a problem that’s often ignored within our communities, and many fail to realize how serious obesity and its resulting complications can be to one’s health in general. On the other hand, a large number of people resort to stigmatizing those bordering on obesity, thereby discouraging them from getting the help they need. These are major problems that need to be addressed. As an individual suffering from weight issues however, you need to put your life in order before things get worse. It’s important for people to be able to identify the signs that they may be heading towards obesity if they are overweight. This article would help you find a way to lose weight in addition to helping you determine the best workout program for your body.
Walking is a great exercise, in fact, possibly the very best exercise of all. If you are very overweight, then starting out on a walking program may be a good way to help you with your diet and your fitness. Walking alone, unless you are doing an enormous amount and at a strenuous level is not going to help you lose a lot of weight but what it WILL do, is:
- tone your muscles, to help you look slimmer
- make those muscles work harder, so they burn more calories
- improve your aerobic ability so you can move onto more strenuous exercise
- get you moving and help you avoid or overcome aches and pains.
If you are very overweight, you may wish to consult your medical adviser about the best exercise program for you. If you are happy to start walking but can’t move far at present, start with 5 minutes away from your home and back again for a week. If that goes well, move up to 7 minutes walk away from home and then back the second week. See how the exercise goes for you. If it’s too difficult, scale it back to something you can manage, practise that for a week then move up a bit the next week. You could try carrying a water bottle in each hand sometimes or trying to move a bit faster other times. Vary the exercise, to keep it interesting and to keep your body guessing as to what comes next.