You’ve made it to February, a new month to get you closer to your weight loss goals!
If you gave up on your wellness goals, you can restart this month! Don’t have any resolutions yet? It is not too late! Here are the next two weight loss tips of our “10 Tips for Weight Loss” series that can get you started on your weight loss journey.
Tip #3: Exercise is key
Exercise is beneficial for weight loss. Exercising boosts metabolism and increases muscle mass which helps you burn more calories at rest. Exercise also helps you cope with stress and anxiety, which can many times lead you to emotional eating and unhealthy choices. So how do you start? As a general goal, aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise each day, even simply starting with brisk walking or jogging. The more you move the more calories you burn, so get started today!
Tip # 4: Make Sleep a Priority
Sleep deprivation can alter the hormones that regulate hunger and appetite. Sleep deprivation affects the balance of these hormones by spiking the hormone which makes you hungry and that in turn, may cause you to have cravings and overeat. If you want to lose weight, remember that most adults need approximately 7-9 hours of sleep every night. To improve your sleep, stick to the same sleep schedule by going to bed at the same time every night. Doing this will help regulate your inner clock. Limiting caffeine, being active, reducing the use of electronics at bedtime, and having a calming bedtime routine can also improve your sleep.
Come back next Monday for more weight loss tips!
Our Healthcare providers at Med First can help you with your weight loss goals through our Medically Monitored Wellness Program. Our program provides you with a written nutrition and physical activity plan so you can reach your weight loss goals and improve your overall health.