Good Exercise & Diet is Needed for Weight Loss
Many people wonder as to how their general physician can assist them in losing weight. If you have tried hard but failed to lose weight, then visiting your GP can help. There are few things with which your GP or a practise nurse can assist you: Firstly, they can assess your general health and assist in identifying the cause of your weight gain. Next, you should, along with your practise nurse, dietician, or physician, work out if there is any underlying health issue that is causing you to gain weight. Discuss a way or plan to assist you in losing weight that is suitable for you. Also, it is very important for the doctor to assess your weight. Initially, your GP will want to know whether your present weight is healthy or not. Also, they will measure your weight and height to calculate your BMI (body mass index).
Plus, measure your waist. New Year’s transformation challenge is to stay fit and healthy. Taking a measurement of your weight is one of the best ways to check whether you have too much fat around your stomach, which can also increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Individuals can have a healthy BMI and still have excess fat in the tummy, which would mean that they are still at risk of developing such diseases. Your doctor may take your blood pressure and also do the necessary tests, like a blood test, to check if any health conditions may be connected to your weight. BMI can be checked using a BMI calculator.
Proper exercise and diet
The first step which is required in you losing the weight is change in diet plan and physical activity, if you are overweight. The nurse can help you assess your present diet, check the levels of physical activity, and make personal goals for a change. It is also possible that the doctor may ask you to keep a food diary, i.e., a written record of everything you have eaten for one week. It can help your GP to identify habits like whether you add sugar to the tea or any other change. Exercise is also important, and for that, your physical activity levels can be measured with the help of an activity diary. It is also possible that your doctor can suggest that you wear a pedometer for a while. A pedometer measures the number of steps you take and gives a sign of your daily activity level.
Develop personal goals.
After your nurse or general physician has gotten clarity about your diet and level of physical activity, they can assist you in identifying simple and healthy lifestyle changes. Together, you can create a personal goal for losing weight and staying healthy for the long term. You should have a regular appointment, usually every 2 weeks, to check on your progress. Some of the best ways in which you can lose weight are to exercise and work very hard. You can also climb the steps – up and down to quickly reduce weight. But one of the most important things is to monitor your diet and eat in moderation, healthy food, so that you don’t miss out nutrients and vitamins and also not gain weight and stay fit.
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