5 Benefits of Habit Change

April 9, 2018

At @Home Medical Weight Management, we help our clients to create healthy nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle habits that lead to sustainable weight loss.  Why do we help our clients create healthy habits, as opposed to prescribing them a strict meal plan?  Current research suggests that creating new habits is one of the most effective ways to lose weight.  Look at the 5 most prominent benefits of habit change below:

 

  1. Healthy Habits promote overall good health.  Here @Home Medical Weight Management, we believe that overall good health means being physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy.   While losing weight is the primary goal, we care about our clients’ overall well-being, and we want them to feel good at every step of the journey.

  2. Healthy Habits help to avoid excessive weight gain.  Learning to eat healthy and adding exercise into your daily life helps to combat weight gain.  In addition, as healthy habits become consistent, they help you maintain weight loss, even while enjoying vacations and dining at restaurants.

  3. Healthy Habits improve your mood.  As you exercise, your body produces neurotransmitters called endorphins.   These endorphins are brain chemicals that leave you feeling happier and more relaxed.  Plus, they help to reduce stress.

  4. Healthy habits combat certain diseases.   Creating healthy habits can help prevent heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure.  When you take care of yourself, you keep your cholesterol and blood pressure within a safe range.  This keeps your blood flowing smoothly, which reduces your risk of cardiovascular disease.  Regular physical activity and proper nutrition habits also help to prevent diabetes, depression, certain types of cancer, and arthritis.

  5. Healthy Habits help to boost your energy levels.  Often times, a feeling of lethargy overtakes us after eating unhealthy foods.  When you eat a balanced diet, which includes whole grains, lean meats, low-fat dairy products, fruit, and vegetables, your body receives the fuel it needs to manage your energy levels.

It can be difficult to change unhealthy habits, but once you adopt a healthier lifestyle, you’ll discover the benefits of leading a healthy life.  Remember your mindset and behaviors won’t change overnight, so be patient and take it one step at a time.  The @Home Medical Weight Management team uses proven techniques that are designed to help foster behavior change.  If you’re interested in learning the best techniques designed to help you change your habits, lose weight and lead a healthy life, click here to learn about become an @Home Medical Weight Management Client.

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