Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Easy Way To Lose Weight by George Hutton

More and more people today are overweight. More than sixty percent of adults, according to recent studies done by the government, are overweight or clinically obese. And it's not like we have no idea why we are this way. The reasons are simple. We eat too much, and exercise too little. And judging by the looks of things, it doesn't seem to be getting any getter.

It appears as though this would be an easy thing to remedy. After all, it's previous obvious what the cause is, as well as the solution. We are overweight because we eat too much, and exercise too little. If the solution to our problems is so clear, why do we consistently get fatter and fatter? If the solution is so blatantly obvious to all of us, why aren't we all super models?

Well, the answer is willpower. It's one thing to live on a farm where you have to put in ten hours a day of solid work, and the food you eat everyday is fresh, home cooked, and healthy. Unfortunately, most of us don't live on farms, and most of us don't eat home cooked meals every day. Most people live in an urban environment, and don't expend much physical energy at our jobs. Then we come home to fast food, or microwaved food, or maybe a pizza. And we top it all off with a bowl of ice cream in front of our flat screen TV.

It can be much more difficult that it sounds to start a solid exercise and diet program. One of the biggest problems is that we are accustomed to getting everything on demand. Instant downloads, overnight deliveries, in by 7, out by 5 dry cleaning. It's no wonder that when we attempt to lose weight, we want to lose fifty pounds in a week.

Unfortunately, the human body just doesn't change that quickly. Changing the shape and appearance of your body is a long, slow process, despite what the advertisers will tell you. It takes a while to pack on the pounds, and it's going to take a while to burn them off. So what's the best way to get started?

More and more people are starting to discover that walking is the best exercise around. Special equipment, gym memberships, expensive clothes, none of these are necessary. And you can do it anytime, day or night. Walking to start the day is loved by many, as well as a fantastic way to wind it down. Whatever your physical condition is, there's a pretty good chance you can find the time and energy to go for a short walk every day. And once you make it a habit, you'll be amazed at how well your body responds.