Why is maintaining a healthy weight important?
Weight control is an important concern for adolescents and adults for reasons like health and physical appearance. Although weight control may decrease the risk of chronic diseases in adulthood, it can lead to unhealthy weight-loss practices and the development of an eating disorder.
Maintaining a healthy weight can be hard and difficult. Mary Serdula had a study on high school students and adults 18 years and older. In the study, about 44% of high school female students and 15% of male students reported that they were trying to lose weight. An additional 25% of female students and 15% of male students reported that they were trying to maintain their weight. The study found that weight control can decrease the risk of chronic diseases but it can lead to unhealthy weight loss and an eating disorder if it is not done properly and naturally.
Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is important for overall health! It can help you to prevent and control many diseases, make you feel good, and give you more energy.
Some ways you can reach and maintain a healthy weight:
- Follow a balanced diet
- Stay physically active
- Reduce the time you spend being physically inactive
Changes don’t happen overnight! So take care of your weight by starting small and make sure to maintain a balanced, healthy lifestyle.
Living It Up Anywhere
The idea of living your best life can be done anywhere, at any time, and all it really takes is a mindset shift. Take it one core lifestyle habit at a time, whether that is eating healthy and less, daily exercise, quitting bad habits, getting a routine checkup, or being positive. Take a chance today to Live It Up!