Steps to a Healthier Weight
Why is it important to reach a healthier weight?
Reaching and maintaining a healthier weight is important for your overall health and well being. If you are significantly overweight, you have a greater risk of developing many diseases including high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, stroke, and some forms of cancer. For obese adults, even losing a few pounds or preventing further weight gain has health benefits.
Reaching a healthier weight is a balancing act. The secret is learning how to balance your “energy in” and “energy out” over the long run.
“Energy in” is the calories from the foods and beverages you have each day. “Energy out” is the calories you burn for basic body functions and physical activity.
Look at this chart to find where your energy balance is:
Which box did you choose? Where would you like to be? Many people want to lose weight. To do this the strategy is simple – the challenge is putting it into practice every day.