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Why It's So Important to Have Support When Losing Weight

Sep 1, 2008
One of the primary health concerns that is plaguing patients and doctors alike and that has assumed alarming proportions and is continuously on the rise in affluent western nations is obesity. Obesity is a life style disease, the product of sedentary life styles coupled with lack of exercise and proper diet.

A lethal cocktail of a diet largely consisting of junk food, aerated drinks and lack of significant physical activity is the main culprit behind rising incidents of obesity. Obesity leads to potentially life threatening ailments like heart diseases, strokes, cardiac arrest, arthritis which reduce mortality.

Therefore if you want to lead a normal, healthy, long life you have no option but to lose weight and gain a slim and trim figure. If you take conscious steps towards reducing your bulging waistline, you will no longer have to deal with people's derogatory comments regarding your oversized round shape, it will improve your appearance, increase your confidence levels and make you look and feel better.

Therefore, if you are obese, undertake the mission of shedding flab in a healthy manner today, at this very moment and see your world change in a short period.

Obesity or being overweight is a disease and like most other diseases you require expert help to cure yourself. The main thing that is making the effort has to be undertaken by you.

But at the same time, you require professional guidance and advice as well as counseling from doctors, nutritionists and fitness experts who will analyze your problems, suggest suitable solutions, prescribe medication, chart out a proper diet and exercise regimen, inform you about the side effects of anti obesity drugs and whether you require then or not, if yes, then the physician will decide on the type and the dosage.

Your fitness instructor will select exercises for you that you will enjoy, like and feel comfortable with. He will also decide the duration and frequency of each exercise and those of the whole exercise schedule. The job of your nutritionist or dietician is to prepare a diet and decide what goes out of it and which healthy food items you need to incorporate, how many meals you should take, the size of the servings etc.

There are scores and scores of websites on the internet where you will obtain information like this.

There you will also find lists of weight loss clinics in your country, state, locality, list of doctors, effective medicines, information regarding diet and exercise, the latest buzzwords in the multi million dollar weight loss industry, the latest trends doing the rounds as well as blogs where you can share your story with people similarly afflicted.

You can sign up and become members of their support group and you will discover a whole host of like minded friends who will provide you with tips to stay fit and slim. You can share your difficulties, get mouth watering recipes for low fat low carb dishes, keep yourself updated with weight loss tools, exercise tips etc.
About the Author
April Kerr runs website Exercising For Life which has details exercising when pregnant and much more.
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