Maintain a Healthy Body Weight

It’s important to maintain a healthy body weight for many reasons, but one of them is your chiropractic health. Excess weight causes stress on the bones and can lead to long-term damage.

Some people have thyroid issues or are taking medications that cause weight gain. These people should not be as concerned about weight gain, as about healthy eating and exercise to encourage their healthiest selves. For others who are not dealing with these issues, here are some things you can do maintain a healthy body weight:

1. Eat Breakfast
This is spoken about frequently because it is one of the easiest ways to jump-start your metabolism. If you’re going to have a large meal, this is the time of the day to do it because your body will be using that fuel all day long. Make sure to choose protein and nutrient-rich foods in the mornings to give yourself the best chance to stave off hunger throughout the day.

2. Lift Weights
This is often recommended for people who would like to lose weight. Free weights, in particular, are very good, because weightlifting is the one exercise that keeps working even after your workout. You’ll find that it’s much easier to slim down when you add free weights to your exercise routine, and it’s easier to maintain a healthy body weight over time.

3. Watch What You Drink
Many people consume a large amount of empty calories in what they drink. Unless you’re taking your coffee or tea black, the sugar and milk add up over time. Try replacing sodas with flavored sparkling water, and learn to love the taste of coffee without sugar.

4. Use the HCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin) Diet
The HCG diet helps your body release unneeded fat stores to be used for energy. This method helps reduce un-necessary fats while leaving necessary ones alone.

These are just a few ways you can make changes to your lifestyle and maintain a healthy body weight. In the end, it’s never been a secret. It’s always been to eat right and exercise. Contact us online or call 303-343-8800 today to learn more.