I found affirmation that I’m on the right path with coaching. A new study published in the Journal of American Medical Association has been hitting the news circles. Many of us know the statistic that 1 in 3 people are overweight in America, and that by itself is unfortunate. The scary part of this new study’s findings is that overweight people are becoming LESS likely to try to get healthy and lose weight. People are deciding to just settle for being overweight, which if you are happy with that, that is your choice, but I don’t understand why you wouldn’t want to feel better, live longer, and be a good example for your children? I don’t want the next generation to become the first generation in America NOT to outlive their parents.
In some ways I am happy that Americans (especially women) aren’t letting the media, or too THIN Hollywood, dictate how they “should” look. We do all come in different sizes and shapes, and my healthy look will probably look different from what your healthy looks like. However, changing one’s lifestyle to reach a healthy weight shouldn’t be dismissed. I don’t condone idolizing the unrealistically thin but I do condone a longer lifespan with fewer medical problems and complications.
“Socially accepted normal body weight is shifting toward heavier weight. As more people around us are getting heavier, we simply believe we are fine, and no need to do anything with it,” said lead author Dr. Jian Zhang, a public health researcher at Georgia Southern University. – Click here for the Journal of American Medical Association Study
The study also points out that many Americans have tried dieting in the past and have been miserable doing so, seeing dieting as a “punishment”. This is why I personally love coaching and what I do with Beachbody! I am not offering a diet, I am offering a lifestyle change along with a group of likeminded individuals who promote positivity and support one another on each of our individual health journeys!
Click here: Read more here: NPR article
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