If you’ve been struggling with your weight, you may have given up hope of ever getting it under control. If that sounds familiar, it may be time to consider developing a weight management plan with the professionals at Renew Health in Tempe, AZ. This may be just what you’ve been looking for to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more!
Why You Should Manage Your Weight
A healthy weight, fitness level, and body composition have been linked to numerous positive health outcomes. People who maintain a healthy body weight tend to have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and some types of cancers.
What Does a Weight Management Plan Include?
Your specific weight management process will be designed for your unique body and its needs. That being said, it is likely to include some basic steps.
Identify the Underlying Causes
People struggle with weight gain and loss for a wide variety of reasons. You may have an underlying health condition that is causing your metabolism to slow down. Sleep issues that interfere with your body’s natural rhythm may also contribute to excess weight. Or maybe you suffered an injury or illness that changed your activity patterns. When a normally active person becomes sedentary, their body can struggle with the sudden change.
Emotional disorders can be a major factor in weight management, too. Conditions such as depression can often lead to weight gain, while chronic stress or anxiety causes many people to shed pounds rapidly.
Develop a Strategy
Once we understand why your weight is hard to control, we can help you develop a plan to address those reasons. This is likely to include increased appropriate physical activity and a balanced, nutrient-dense diet. It may include other techniques and tools as well.
The American Heart Association has updated physical activity guidelines so that they now recommend adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week, preferably spread out over five days. Our professional can work to get you up to those levels safely.
Our professional will also want to ensure that you are meeting your nutritional needs. This will likely include an overhaul of your diet, or an end to dieting in general, which tends to leave you feeling hungry and deprived. Instead, most people need a new food lifestyle that leaves them full and satisfied.
It’s important to keep in mind that each weight management plan is customized based on the patient’s needs. If our professional determines that your weight management plan needs more than simple lifestyle adjustments, then additional therapies may be recommended.
Whether you have struggled to maintain a healthy weight for years, or you have recently noticed fluctuations that are causing concern, the team at Renew Health in Tempe, AZ wants to help. During a consultation, you will have time to discuss your concerns with our professional in order to get to the root of your issues and then get you on the road to a healthy weight. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!