Top tips on maintaining a healthy body weight

July 9, 2021 Health and Wellness

Top tips on maintaining a healthy body weight

Tips on maintaining a healthy body weight

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Exercise plays a massive role in your overall health and when it comes to maintaining healthy body weight. Physical activity helps you control your weight by using excess calories that would otherwise be stored as fat. The majority of foods you consume contain calories, and everything you do uses up and burns calories, such as walking, sleeping, and even digesting food. Balancing your calorie intake with calories you burn is a smart way of maintaining healthy body weight. As well as controlling your weight, exercise also lowers your risk of some diseases, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure.

Portion your meals

A major aspect of your weight and how to control it is your food intake. It is no secret that eating smaller portions will help you lose weight. But you mustn’t get carried away, it is vital that you still consume enough nutrients so your body to function properly. Choose balanced meals with proper serving sizes to help cut calories and shed unwanted weight.

Portion your meals. There are endless pages online providing information on how much of each food group you should consume each day. Everyone is different, so the amount of food you should eat depends on your age, gender, and the amount of exercise you do. Portioning your food leaves no room for cheating on your daily food plan, giving you structure and balance. Using portion control as your primary healthy-eating strategy allows you to eat almost any food while keeping calories in check.

Consistency is key

When it comes to maintaining a healthy body weight, you must remain consistent in your efforts. It is very easy to get side-tracked and forget about your aim, always keep your end goal in mind, whether it is in losing, gaining, or maintaining your weight. Keep your exercise consistent along with healthy eating.

Healthy eating and exercise is not only beneficial in the long term for longevity, it also helps prevent chronic condition, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer and many more.

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About the Author…

Zahrah Abdullah

Operations Assistant

During her time as a Youth Worker at Challengers, a charity dedicated to supporting children and young people with disabilities, Zahrah demonstrated excellence in assisting in the delivery of inclusive play activities. She gained knowledge in Makaton, and underwent training in Crisis Prevention/Intervention, specifically focusing on managing challenging verbal and physical behaviours.

Currently holding a key role within Cavendish Homecare’s operations team, Zahrah takes charge of ensuring the seamless set up of new cases, managing the distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) to clients and the nursing and carer teams, organising staff training and providing crucial support to Nurse Managers.

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