January is National Healthy Weight Awareness Month. This is a convenient time to bring awareness to weight issues because losing weight is the number one New Year’s Resolution. In fact, every new year gym memberships increase by 12 percent! For those of you looking to achieve this popular goal, we have four tips from two of our favorite health & wellness speakers.
Zonya Foco is a is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Health & Fitness Instructor, Certified Speaking Professional, and author. Zonya uses humor, hard facts and common sense to help people of all ages incorporate healthy habits into their busy lives. She is committed to the idea that small, simple steps are the key to long-term lifestyle changes. Her easy humor and dynamic style captivates her audiences and motivates them.
1. Exercise consistently and make your good intentions come true! If you are just getting into an exercise routine, it’s important to establish positive feelings of accomplishment, so you will want to continue and be consistent.
2. Always have a back-up plan for nasty weather. It’s winter right now, so we can expect to wake up to a few snowy days. But that shouldn’t stop any planned workouts. If the weather is nice, try going for a walk, jog, or bike ride. If not, work out indoors on an exercise machine or to an exercise video. Develop a plan that works best for you.
Brad Nieder, MD, is a funny doctor, keynote speaker and comedian who blends healthcare humor with wellness advice and an uplifting message. He injects a dose of healthy humor in all of his presentations and provides the perfect prescription for happy, healthy living.
3. Choose healthy foods. Dr. Brad likes to keep his weight loss advice simple, so his first tip is to make sure you know what is and isn’t healthy. A lot of foods seem healthy but may not be that great for you, so it’s important to ensure that you make healthy food choices.
4. Eat smaller portions. The plates we use have gotten bigger over the years. Standard plates used to be nine inches wide, but now it’s not uncommon to see plates that are a foot or more in diameter! This is a big problem because people tend to fill up their dish with food regardless of the size. However, eating the correct and smaller portions of food prevents overeating and promotes weight loss.
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