Modest Weight Loss has Health Benefits
When it comes to weight loss, there’s no lack of fad diets promising fast results. But such diets limit your nutritional intake, can be unhealthy, and tend to fail in the long run. The key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight isn’t about short-term dietary changes. It’s about a lifestyle that includes healthy eating, regular physical activity, and balancing the number of calories you consume with the number of calories your body uses.
Staying in control of your weight contributes to good health now and as you age. It’s natural for anyone trying to lose weight to want to lose it very quickly. But evidence shows that people who lose weight gradually and steadily (about 1 to 2 pounds per week) are more successful at keeping weight off. Healthy weight loss isn’t just about a “diet” or “program.” It’s about an ongoing lifestyle that includes long-term changes in daily eating and exercise habits.
To lose weight, you must use up more calories than you take in. Since one pound equals 3,500 calories, you need to reduce your caloric intake by 500—1000 calories per day to lose about 1 to 2 pounds per week. Once you’ve achieved a healthy weight, by relying on healthful eating and physical activity most days of the week (about 60—90 minutes, moderate intensity), you are more likely to be successful at keeping the weight off over the long term. Losing weight is not easy, and it takes commitment. But if you’re ready to get started, we’re ready to help get you on the road to weight loss and better health.
Living a healthy, well-rounded and balanced lifestyle is the best way to go about losing weight, in addition to improving your overall quality of life in general. Chiropractic care aims to treat the body on a holistic level, meaning our goal is to not only provide immediate relief from issues such as back pain, but to help the body heal and manage itself from the inside out, so it’s less likely to face other health issues, such as weight gain.
During your initial session, we will examine the spinal column for any misalignments. Such subluxations, as they are technically called, can interfere with the central nervous system, which can hinder communication between your body and your brain. Due to these subluxations, many functions in the body may begin to decline, including the metabolic system and the body’s ability to burn fat. When adjustments are performed using manual manipulation techniques, the spine is brought back into its proper alignment and this vital communication between your body and your brain can be restored.
The good news is that no matter what your weight loss goal is, even a modest weight loss, such as 5 to 10 percent of your total body weight, is likely to produce health benefits, such as improvements in blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood sugars. If you’re ready to take your health into your own hands, call our office today to schedule your initial exam and consultation.