Over 30% of Canadians are considered to be overweight. As we age, excess weight can have negative effects on our physical function and quality of life.
The most common reasons include consuming too many calories and a lack of physical activity. Other factors include:
What we eat, the amount we eat and a lack of physical activity results in an “epidemic” of an overweight population:
Being overweight can increase your risk for early death. You are also at an increased risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea and osteoarthritis.
Speak to your healthcare provider about your plan and any medical conditions that may affect your diet or limit your ability to exercise.
To lose weight, reduce your caloric intake and increase the amount of calories burned through physical activity:
Changing your daily habits will translate into long-lasting results. The usual recommendation is a loss of 10% of your current weight shed over 6 months. While you may want dramatic changes, it is healthier and more permanent to lose 1 to 2 pounds per week. Your local pharmacist can help answer common weight loss questions including:
Start the New Year off right. Speak to your Remedy’sRx pharmacist about how we can support your health and wellness goals.