Managing your weight is pretty similar to managing your life. Just like life, no one day will be the same as others, so what do you do? You don’t sit and blame others. You work hard, stay focused and make the ends meet.
For some people, managing their weight is a big deal. People often dream of an athletic & toned physique and by that, I don’t mean that you must have those abs & biceps.
Everyone has the right to look good but sometimes you have to work hard to earn that right. Managing your weight has its own importance & perks in the day to day life, it is not easy but then what is?
Before starting your endless endeavours to manage your weight first try and understand what exactly is the difference in being overweight & obese.
Being overweight and obesity are majorly measured by BMI.
BMI = Weight (kg)/Height2 (m)
– Being overweight falls under the BMI of 25 – 29.9 kg/m2.
– While a normal BMI is defined as 18.5 to 24.9 kg/m2. If lower than this, it counts as being underweight.
– A BMI of 30+ kg/m2 is considered as obese and the BMI of 40 kg/m2 refers to morbid obesity. While both are self-curable, obesity has been observed as a major issue around the world.
– 1 billion adults are overweight and 300 million out of them are obese.
While there are already many temptations to fall for, here are some of the reasons why you should focus on managing your weight –
You Look Good
Why not? Isn’t that the most obvious reason to manage your weight? To look good is the ultimate goal of every individual and body weight contributes a lot to it. You also want to look pretty, try those new fashion trends, get that match on tinder and be the center of attraction at parties & clubs. So why not?
Managing weight not only makes you look good but it also makes you feel good, you feel good about your day, your body and you tend to smile more and not to mention that out of the world feeling when you step on that weighing scale and it smiles back at you. That is how big of an effect your body & physique has on you.
You Sleep Better
How you are going to feel about the day depends on the quality of your sleep and the quality of your sleep depends on the amount and the quality of your food. It is often advised that before having a meal, plan your meal. Every part of the day has its own effect and you must strive to eat in accordance to it. For example – dieticians mostly advise eating heavy breakfasts and less in dinner.
If you are struggling to manage your weight, you will relate to the situation that you face trouble to get out of bed in the morning and even after 8 to 10 hours of sleep you feel dull throughout the day. This feeling of dizziness has a lot to do with your body weight and it directly & indirectly hampers your productivity every day. To stop that, managing weight and working hard to maintain it is very important.
You Engage In Novel Activities
Managing your weight and being in the right shape enables your body to perform a lot of healthy and regular activities – like walking, taking stairs to work, being able to move swiftly and feeling that confidence in you.
When you don’t have that excessive accumulated fat around your body, you’ll be surprised how much more your body is capable of.
People who are overweight and obese avoid these daily tasks and look for alternate options which technically makes them more lazy and dull.
By managing your weight you start feeling more energetic and the lethargy goes away automatically. You may engage yourself in sports, your hobbies like swimming, dancing and even start to learn a new activity.
You Say Bye-Bye To Chronic Diseases.
People who are overweight & obese often complain about muscle & joints pain, being overweight often attracts incurable & chronic diseases like high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes & certain types of cancer, people tend to exhibit laid back attitude towards life & lack of focus on work.
On the contrary, your way to weight management starts with you and how well you manage your day. It is never about what you start today but will you be consistent with it for the next 6 months or a year? Do you picture yourself doing the same exercise in the next 6 months with the same sincerity and enthusiasm? That’s the question you should ask yourself.
Keep pushing yourself, keep testing yourself and keep striving for more.
You do it For Yourself.
At the end of the day, you are the one who is going to be there with you; if not for anybody else do it for yourself. Why live with depression & anxiety to your body when you can live with joy. Do it for that sense of accomplishment – which you were and you are able to take care of yourself & manage your weight. It will certainly fill you with a feeling of euphoria and confidence.
Managing your weight is an art which comes with patience & persistence, for the long term benefits you have to get rid of your lazy schedule and uneven eating habits. To master your weight you have to master your temptation first. Being overweight or obese is something you can’t get rid of very easily. It takes time & patience with the consistency to move ahead and never to break your schedule. With time you will start observing the difference and it will automatically be a part of your schedule
By managing weight, you manage your lifestyle.