Getting Healthy and Staying Healthy…
Obesity and excess weight have become one of the greatest problems plaguing our society today, along with excess stress in that it is one of the main causative factors for a wide array of health concerns. Between this and society’s obsession with body image, weight loss in North Vancouver has become an ever-important topic of conversation.
The promise of rapid weight loss where minimal effort is required on behalf of the patient, or very short-term effort is very attractive, but these solutions can be extremely harmful to health in themselves and are often only short-term solutions. Often these “solutions” come in the form of extreme diets, “cleanses”, going from no physical activity at all to athlete level extreme workouts. Some people even go so far as getting gastric surgery or hormone injections. All these extremes can cause as many damages to one’s health if not more than the issues they promise to resolve.
The truth is there is no real quick fix. For any issues, one always needs to find what is the root cause. This is also the case when it comes to weight gain. Unless the underlying cause of the weight gain is found, recognized and dealt with, all solutions will be temporary.
Weight Loss in North Vancouver
Improper diet can often be a cause of poor time management, too little work/life balance, poor knowledge of nutrition and food preparation and even finances. Overeating is very often psychological. Coming from anxiety, depression or excess stress. Hormonal imbalances such as hypothyroidism can cause weight gain as can poor digestive health as the body craves more food than it is able to process the nutrients from. If real change is sought, then these underlying factors need to be addressed, and with gradual, often slow changes to diet and lifestyle, healthy, long term change can be achieved.
There are many options when seeking help. Vital is understanding and addressing the cause of the excess weight and then targeting that with what help is needed. Nutritionists, personal trainers, counsellors, naturopaths, and acupuncturists are all practitioners that can help you in your journey to achieving your weight goals and health care needs. What is important is recognizing that it is not just about weight loss, but rather achieving what is a healthy weight for each individual. It is also important not to seek out what is a quick and sometimes damaging solution but to view this as a lifetime journey towards better health.
When it comes to health goals, there is no time like the present!