3 Important Components to Successful Weight Management


Weight Control is a very important issue with regard to good health and overall fitness.   In order to obtain the balance required to control weight and achieve good health “three” very important elements are essential to first understand about balancing body composition to control weight.  In order to get a handle on excess body fat one has to have a good understanding of nutrition, exercise, and fitness lifestyle balance.

 1)     The nutritional component is a molecular nourishment process within the body where living organisms assimilates food and replaces tissue and stimulates growth.   If an organism can’t assimilate all that’s put into the body it will be stored as fat “pretty straight forward.”

2)   The exercise component is the act of putting the body to work while increasing metabolism, strengthening muscle, tendons, ligaments and bone maintenance to name a few” also burn more fuel [ideally “fat”].  Muscle burns more body fat especially during low intensity aerobic exercise like walking, hiking, biking or jogging.

3) The fitness component is the effect of the first two essential elements that also support good health.  “Healthy fitness level is defined as being the proper shape, size relative to body type, age, sex, etc.”  This is a fairly simplistic and generalized statement.  “What seems normal and comfortable to you may not necessarily be fit, or healthy.  We all tend to see ourselves differently as we gaze into the mirror.

By now I’m sure you’ve figured out the first two elements to balance overall weight control are dependent upon nutritional and exercise behavioral habit and lifestyle.

For example, if you over eat and don’t move your body with purpose “it will store excess calorie fuel as fat.”  If you never get adequate exercise “movement,” on a daily basis, especially as we age “we tend to get heavier.”  However, if we do the opposite, consume less and move around daily “with purpose,” the fat will slowly come off the body.

Big tip of the day, many weight loss supplements offered within extreme dieting programs are very dangerous, and one should “NEVER” enter a weight loss program based on starvation diets under a 1000 calories unless monitored by a physician or nutritionist.   Let me be clear, these extreme weight loss diets “always” mess up metabolism at the cellular level.  This means, you may have dramatic weight loss effects for the short term, but as soon as you go off the program and old behavioral habits take hold, you’re body will tend to grow bigger.  Moderation is key in controlling weight and balancing the three important elements to healthy body weight.

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Author:  Marc T. Woodard, MBA, BS Exercise Science, USA Medical Services Officer, CPT, RET.  2007 Copyright, All rights reserved.  Mirror Athlete Enterprises Publishing @: www.mirrorathlete.org, Sign up for your free eNewsletter.

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