Obesity is a major public health problem. Obesity and overweight epidemic worldwide is also closely linked to the rise in the incidence of cardiovascular disorders.
Cardiovascular disorders are one of the largest health problems in almost all of the developed and developing nations of the world. Cardiovascular disease kills more people than any other disease and account for the largest share in health expenditure.
So which comes first? Exercise? Or diet? The truth is, both. By combining a healthier diet with exercise, you’ll decrease the calories going into your body and increase the calories going out. This creates a calorie deficit; the result is weight loss.
Can you get results from just diet? Sure. Can you get results from just exercise? Of course. But creating a healthy life – and getting the best results possible – comes from a combination of moving more and eating smarter.
We’d advise anyone in such situation to start gradually. We are creatures of habit and stubbornly resistant to change – especially big changes. As such, lean into the improvements. Start with a walk here. And a salad there. Maybe join a gym and start with two or three days per week – and only exercise 30 minutes. Grill up some fresh vegetables. Replace your a soda with water.
You didn’t gain 160 pounds overnight, and certainly, you won’t lose it overnight either. And that’s okay. As you slowly introduce new and healthy changes into your life, your body and mind will have time to adapt. That’s a good thing.
We have sat silently while females colleagues talk about not ‘being one of those women who let themselves go’ now they have a new boyfriend or being astounded that anyone could let themselves weigh 11 stone. They reel off the names of their various spinning/kickboxing/pole dancing fitness classes and we feel like the proverbial elephant in the room. We watch them eat their tiny salads for lunch with a curious mix of admiration – for their willpower; envy of their ability to wear skinny jeans; and pity, that weight matters so much to them.
So why wait until 2018 to start shedding those excess pounds? Start right now. Get off the f*ck*ng internet and take a walk. Everything will still be here with you when you return.