Every year, most people gain weight over the holiday season and retain at least one of those holiday pounds. Over the course of 10 years, this means at least 10 pounds of holiday weight, adding to the usual lifetime weight gain of nearly 20 percent.
This gradual weight gain is not harmless. Studies show that people who gain weight as they age have a greater risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and cancer. For women, did you know that Alzheimer’s disease risk increases by 36 percent at age 70 for every unit increase in your BMI?
This year, reverse the trend. This year, resolve to make your health a priority.
We often make pacts with ourselves that we don’t achieve. Think of all those New Year’s resolutions! Make the decision to get a jump start on a healthier new year.
You are more likely to succeed if you:
--Set a SMART goal (specific, measurable, achievable, reasonable and timely). For example: “I will make small changes to help move my health in the right direction.”
--Get feedback on your progress.
-- Have the support of coworkers, family, and friends.
--Develop a supportive environment for healthy eating and activity.
--Join the WESTMED Weight Loss Center for yourself and your health. We will give you the opportunity and tools to use. They are proven weight control practices that will guarantee a happy, healthy and leaner YOU!!!
Call (914) 831-4121 to join. Do it for yourself today.