All of us aspire to better ourselves in some way. For many, one facet of this is to gain a better physique. Of course, losing weight to look better is important, but getting fitter should also be a motivator for both your physical and mental health.
Unfortunately, millions of people are suffering from obesity across the globe, but especially in the west. While it may seem like such ailments are purely in the hands of the individual, culture and socioeconomic status can have a lot to do with it. However, our destiny is always held within our own hands.
To avoid a great deal of preventable diseases that affect the heart and our arteries, it’s important to start adopting a healthier diet and a consistent exercise routine. This may be easier said than done, but it’s vital that we always believe in ourselves. Taking on too much right away will likely result in failure. Therefore, it’s much better to take on a gradual approach.
A good starting place is to calculate your BMR, or basal metabolic rate. Once you know this calculation, you can more accurately identify the calorie deficit you need to lose weight. Counting calories may seem tedious at first, but anyone can do it.
You’ll also need to take account of what you’re burning, and the best way to do this is with a heart rate monitor.