Don’t Ignore The Abnormal Weight Gain

Increasing body weight is common with the growing age but is alarming when the rate of increase in body weight is abnormal. If you are putting on body weight insanely, you should visit your doctor soon.  The two most common reasons for the instant medical help is that firstly, weight gain causes lots of health issues so it is better to get it controlled now. Second reason is that there might be some health issues already that have resulted in severe weight gain. So, if you delay in getting the right help, the underlying health issue can prove to be fatal for you. Thus, don’t ever neglect the abrupt increase in body weight.

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Know the reason for weight gain

Before you start any sort of treatment for weight gain, you should know about the main causes of growing weight. In Rexburg, there are some weight management clinics or obesity clinics where you can start the preliminary check up to find the main cause of weight gain. Some of the most common reasons for weight gain as described by the doctors in Rexburg and doctors from other parts of the world are:

  • Poor eating habit
  • Lack of exercise
  • Post natal issues
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Steroid treatment
  • Stress
  • Fluid retention
  • Side effect of medications

Many people initially consider overeating as the root cause for growing weight.  Hence, they start dieting and taking weight loss pills unnecessarily and without prescription. This does more harm to their health. So, before starting treatment on your own, you should take consultation from the best doctor.

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Stack up on your Vitamin D

Experts believe that rain brings along with it gloominess. Lack of vitamin D can trigger depression. Sunlight is a natural source of Vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency also causes brittle weak bones and muscles.

Vitamin D as the right amount from food is difficult to get hence we need supplements. We are stuck indoors for long hours at work, in school or at home so a good and most preferred way to get vitamin D is to get a lot of sunlight on your skin. Go out and catch the sun, hit that beach or park and get in some Vitamin D.

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A Healthy You – Mission Possible

At times it is a challenge to incorporate healthy habits into your life. You know you want a happy, relaxed and healthy lifestyle. Healthy food habits and exercise will get you there. You are confused about the different diets and exercise programs. It may seem difficult but not impossible. You should start slow and keep in my mind that with moderation you will get there.

Making small changes – You could start by looking at your diet and eating habits. Check to see if some not so healthy habits can be reduced or given up like snacking or eating while watching TV. It is advisable to keep track of your water intake which should not be less than 8 glasses per day. Try to get to bed at a reasonable time. Take the stairs instead of the escalator/elevator.

Weekly Challenge– You can start by taking up a new habit for the week. If you were not drinking 8 glasses of water per day. This could be your challenge. Track your intake daily. Replace soft drinks with water. The next one could be to add a vegetable or fruit serving to your meal. Walking for at least 30 minutes a day would be a good start and then progress it into a jog/run.