How Much Do You Know About Weight Control?
Do You Look at Food Labels?
Many people don’t check the calorie and fat content of the foods they buy and yet surprising discoveries can be made by doing this. Learning which foods are a healthy buy is an important part of a weight control plan.
Do You Have a Sedentary Job?
Scientists link rising rates of obesity to two factors. One is the changing diet of modern society. The other is the steady decline in levels of physical activity. Automation and labor-saving devices mean many people now live a more sedentary life, especially if they work in jobs where they sit all day. Even modest changes to your routine, like getting off the bus two stops from home and walking the rest of the way, can radically improve your activity levels. Every small change you make will help with losing weight and sustaining that reduction, while at the same time improving your health and well-being.
Condensed from: Diet and Weight Control (1997). The Reader’s Digest Association Limited, pp. 13-14.