Weight Control is a very important issue with regard to good health and overall fitness.Â Â In order to obtain the balance required to control weight and achieve good health â€œthreeâ€ very important elements are essential to first understand about balancing body composition to control weight.Â In order to get a handle onÂ excess body fatÂ one has to have a good understanding ofÂ nutrition, exercise, and fitness lifestyle balance.
Â 1)Â Â Â Â The nutritional component is a molecular nourishment process within the body where living organisms assimilates food and replaces tissue and stimulates growth.Â Â If an organism canâ€™t assimilate all thatâ€™s put into the body it will be stored as fat â€œpretty straight forward.â€
2)Â Â 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 fewâ€ also burn more fuel [ideally â€œfatâ€].Â 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.Â â€œHealthy fitness level is defined as being the proper shape, size relativeÂ to body type, age, sex, etc.â€Â This is a fairly simplistic and generalized statement.Â â€œWhat seems normal and comfortable to you may not necessarily be fit, or healthy.Â We all tend to see ourselves differently as we gaze into the mirror.
By now Iâ€™m sure youâ€™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 donâ€™t move your body with purpose â€œit will store excess calorie fuel as fat.â€Â If you never get adequate exercise â€œmovement,â€ on a daily basis, especially as we age â€œwe tend to get heavier.â€Â However, if we do the opposite, consume less and move around daily â€œwith purpose,â€ 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 â€œNEVERâ€ enter a weight loss program based on starvation diets under a 1000 caloriesÂ unless monitored by a physician or nutritionist.Â Â Let me be clear, these extremeÂ weight loss diets â€œalwaysâ€ mess up metabolism at the cellular level.Â This means, you may have dramatic weight loss effects for the short term, but as soon as you go off the program andÂ old behavioralÂ habits take hold, youâ€™re bodyÂ will tend toÂ grow bigger.Â Moderation is key in controlling weight and balancing the three important elements to healthy body weight.
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Author:Â Marc T. Woodard, MBA, BS Exercise Science, USA Medical Services Officer, CPT, RET.Â 2007 Copyright, All rights reserved.Â Mirror Athlete Enterprises Publishing @: www.mirrorathlete.org, Sign up for your free eNewsletter.
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