It is not just an aesthetic problem. Having a few extra kilos can create in the long term the appearance of certain conditions in our body that can lead to significant health problems. Sport is one of the most used and effective means to get rid of those excess kilos and be able to build a healthy life with positive habits for us.
What are the benefits to control your weight?
They are innumerable. Not only do they provide us with physical well-being, but also psychological well-being, helping us overcome new obstacles and achieve goals that we would never think we could achieve.
From a physiological and health point of view, the main improvements that occur in our body are the following:
- Notable decrease in cholesterol and reduction of triglycerides (fats).
- It lowers blood pressure and, therefore, the risk of myocardial infarction in adults.
- Significant improvement in physical mobility.
- Prevention of cardiac pathologies.
- Decreased risk of being overweight and diabetes (more than 80% of people with diabetes are overweight).
- Prevention of developing arthritis (for every kilo that increases the chances are increased by 10%).
- The disappearance of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, that is, annoying snoring.
- Improved quality of life.
How can I lose those extra pounds?
There are various ways and procedures to establish ourselves at our ideal weight. All of them require a fundamental factor when executing them: perseverance.
Being firm in our objective, we will achieve the expected results. In addition, among all the methods that exist to lose weight, the ideal would be to combine them in such a way that complement each other we can make the results visible:
Knowing what to eat is important regardless of whether we want to lose weight or not. The fundamental pillars of a good diet are: respect the four meals (breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner). Eat a wide variety of foods, avoid excess saturated fat, eat foods with vegetable fiber, avoid excess sugar and salt, consume the minimum amount of minerals and vitamins daily, etc.
This is the basis of a good diet, but if you want to apply a certain diet for a specific purpose, such as losing weight, you should consult with nutritionists to find out what to eat.
Daily physical activity and exercise
The WHO (World Health Organization) recommends at least 150 minutes per week of aerobic physical activity of at least 10 minutes in duration each session.
Walking, running, or exercising at home are essential to lose weight. In a more specialized way, gyms and personal trainers will make these exercises more individualized according to the needs of each person.
Sport is healthy and it is also an ideal way to get rid of those extra kilos. The benefits of being fit and at the ideal weight are countless, and when it comes to self-esteem, there is nothing better than feeling good in front of the mirror for a long time.
Bodyweight is an indicator of health. From the moment we are born, we are accompanied by percentile tables that indicate if we are within the norm or if, on the contrary, we run some type of risk. As we get older, the weight takes a secondary role and many people divorce the weight. However, the truth is that keeping our weight under control is essential.