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The importance of reaching your healthy weight

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Let’s be honest: losing weight is not an easy task. Do you feel a little bit lazy and reluctant to prevent yourself from eating a few treats? Would you rather not have to make any effort? Of course, everyone would like to reach their healthy weight with a snap of the fingers.

Health first
Statistics reveal a serious weight surplus problem in Canada. In the last thirty years, we have witnessed throughout the population a rise in obesity and weight problems and a noticeable decrease in the practice of physical activity. Medical authorities and public health agencies are concerned by the data relative to the rise of weight problems, and this is without even considering the risks of endangering the health of future generations. Did you know that losing 10 pounds can reduce blood pressure and bad cholesterol (LDL), as well as blood sugar levels in diabetics?

Choose his method of life
Lifestyle also has an impact on the frequency of chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, and Alzheimer. Inactivity, bad eating habits, and weight surplus are the main cause of these health problems. Considering that these chronic illnesses are the principal cause of death in Canada, it is encouraging to see that a healthier behaviour can postpone their occurrence by up to 25 years.

This is reason enough to reach and maintain a healthy weight. It is not only a question of appearance: your future health depends on it. So, even if sometimes the scale doesn’t reflect all the efforts you put into your active lifestyle, think of the benefits they have on your health!

By Karine Larose

Author
Karine Larose, M.Sc.

Karine Larose is a kinesiologist, Director of Marketing and Communications and Spokesperson for Nautilus Plus who specializes in fitness motivation. She authored The Guide to Healthier Living, penned the book 10-4 The Healthy Way to Lose 10 Pounds in 4 Weeks and released her third work called Zero Diet: Delicious and Healthy Recipes for Success, all by Les Éditions du TRÉCARRÉ. Karine has launched a series of exercise DVDs entitled 30 minutes par jour pour Vivre Plus and is featured on the ULTIME FIT online platform. Many TV shows and radio stations regularly request Karine’s point of view on physical exercise issues and points of interest.


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