For some of us, losing weight – and keeping it off – is an endless struggle. Even if we are careful about what we eat and exercise regularly, we find it near impossible to shed those last few kilograms. As we get older and our metabolism slows down, staying slim gets even harder.
But, beyond our eating and exercise habits, our modern lifestyle also influences our ability to maintain a healthy weight. Dr Cheryl Kam, a family physician at Mint Medical Centre says that our busy work and personal lives, our dependence on technology, and our reluctance to spend time outdoors, are just some of the problems that are standing in the way of our staying slim. These problems affect us metabolically, causing our bodies to hold on to fat and making it difficult for us to process energy efficiently.
If you’re struggling to get to a healthy weight or maintain your ideal weight, you may want to see which aspects of your lifestyle need a change.