At the beginning of each fresh year, most people make New Year resolutions to lose weight and become healthier. People may begin with diets or health club memberships, but often are not able to continue the same as they may either find the diet program too difficult to follow or may not get the time for effective workouts. Finally, the decision to follow a healthy lifestyle gets postponed to the next day, month or year.
With the prime objective of promoting healthy lifestyle habits among people of all ages, “Healthy Weight Week” is celebrated in the United States on the first month of every year. Reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that more than one-third of U.S. adults (34.9%) and approximately 17% (or 12.7 million) of children and adolescents between the age group of 2-19 years are obese. High obesity rates can put you at risk for chronic health conditions. The annual healthy weight week celebration during the fourth week of January 2015 (from 18th -24th) is the time to celebrate healthy diet-free living habits that last a lifetime and prevent eating and weight related problems.
During this weeklong celebration, one day is solely set apart for women and is celebrated as “Women’s Healthy Weight Day” on January 22, 2015. This single day celebration honors all American women and insists that beauty, talent and love cannot be weighed. It emphasizes the fact that “healthy weight” concept does not involve physical appearance alone but a strong mind as well.
The celebration promotes non-dieting lifestyles that comprise both healthy habits and body acceptance. Setting a specific weight goal and sticking to a certain number of calories may not prove very effective. On the other hand, building a positive body image and establishing a healthy relationship with food can help you attain your weight goals.
You need to bring significant changes to your lifestyle, if you lead a sedentary one. Regular physical activity or exercise combined with a healthy diet can help you achieve your specific weight goals. Remember, a healthy body weight can be achieved only through healthy eating and not through restricted eating. In order to maintain a healthy weight, you can approach a reliable multi-specialty healthcare center offering effective and safe weight loss programs. These programs will help you burn calories, improve blood circulation, build muscle tone and maintain a healthy body weight.
Let’s give a fresh start to this New Year with a new lifestyle that will improve your overall health and lower your risk for chronic disease. Let this “Healthy Weight Week” celebration be a motivation to all individuals to set realistic weight loss goals and achieve them.