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Weight Loss - Make a Significant and Lasting Lifestyle Change

Losing weight can make a significant and life altering change in how we live our everyday life. After losing weight many people experience better sleep patterns, increased energy levels, improved blood pressure and cholesterol levels. There is renewed vitality and self-confidence after weight loss that improves life in general and health in particular that cannot be overlooked.

However, statistics show that 90% of people who undergo a weight loss program regain the weight within two years. Why? One reason is that most diets are unrealistic and simply cannot be maintained in the long term. They almost always set you up for failure because they do not take into account real life - stress, eating out, a hectic job, cooking for the whole family or the many other temptations that are all around us every day. We constantly feel like we are fighting a losing battle!

The second major reason that most diets don't work is that they don't really address the emotional and spiritual elements. Food that is meant to nourish and strengthen the body becomes something we fear and leaves us feeling deprived.

Or it can become a poor coping mechanism for stress, tiredness, anxiety, sadness, boredom or other emotions and feelings. Don't despair; there are sensible and practical solutions available to help us cope with the weight loss dilemma.

Have you noticed how active people seem to be more satisfied with their physical appearance and weight? A few simple activities added to your daily routine can have a positive impact on overall health, fitness and quality of life:

1. Begin a 5 minute stretching routine each morning

2. Take a 10 - 15 minute brisk walk each day

3. Walk whenever possible - instead of using the elevator, car, bus or train.

Exercising on a regular basis speeds up metabolism, burns calories and distributes the weight loss evenly throughout the body. Muscle and join pain will be less severe and your mobility and flexibility will be greatly enhanced.

In order to stay motivated and keep on-track working with a fitness and nutrition professional, who understands that weight loss is a journey towards health and wellness for each individual will help. They can design a balanced program that offers the right combination of diet and exercise to suit your particular requirements and help you to succeed in your goals and inspire you towards a life full of vitality. So stay focused and most of all look for improvement long term not overnight!

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About the Author: Angie Kocsi co-founder of Spas in Canada


After many years enjoying spas in Europe and drawing upon her knowledge of the corporate world along with an successful career in Public Relations and International Marketing Spas in Canada was created.

Canadian wellness and heath spas lead the way in wellness and weight loss programs. For more information on where to find health and wellness spas in Canada go to Spas in Canada. The Spas in Canada website provides a place where premier health spas and industry professionals provide useful information to all spa lovers everywhere.


Washington Times

Trent Williams continuing to benefit from weight loss and healthier diet
Washington Times
Washington Redskins tackle Trent Williams (71) greets fans as he prepares to enter the field before an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) more >. By Anthony Gulizia - The ...

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New York Times (blog)

Well | Counting Your Bites for Weight Loss
New York Times (blog)
Thanksgiving and the rest of the holiday season are famously ruinous to waistlines. But a new study suggests that we might be able to fend off weight gain and even drop a few pounds in the coming weeks by taking note of every time we put teeth to food ...

Headlines & Global News

Weight Loss: Stored Fat Resists Your Attempts To Shed Pounds, Study Finds
Headlines & Global News
Weight Loss: Stored Fat Resists Your Attempts To Shed Pounds, Study Finds. The more fat cells a person has, the more that person's body will resist weight loss, the researchers said. By Suzette Gutierrez | Nov 26, 2015 11:05 AM EST. Weight Loss. A ...
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Julie Tennant's six-month weight loss journey
40-year-old Julie Tennant doesn't let her down syndrome hold her back, in life, or at the gym. Just six months ago, Julie decided it was time to get healthy. Non-profit, Ability Fitness, teamed up with CrossFit Exalt to help Julie on her journey to health.


Woman says weight loss company ViSalus used her pictures to promote products ...
INKSTER, Mich. (WXYZ) - She has a truly inspirational story, but says a diet supplement company exploited it. Arica Hankins says she was heavy for her whole life, then in 2012 she decided to make a drastic change. After talking with a friend who ...

New weight loss procedure with results as dramatic as 12 pounds a week
220,000 inter-gastric balloons have been placed worldwide and led to successful weight loss. When is was OKed for use in the United States, thousands were spent to equip to perform the procedure. The Orbera balloon is not permanent and is removed after ...

Obesity in Youth May Harm the Heart Long-Term, Even After Weight Loss
U.S. News & World Report
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that even if overweight or obese young women slim down later on, obesity-linked damage to the heart may linger for decades. The research shows that even formerly overweight women ...

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5 Toxic Thoughts That Get in the Way of Weight Loss
Many of the clients I work with have a pretty good handle on what they should be eating. They know which foods are the most nutritious, and they have the access and the resources to make good choices. What often gets in the way, however, is motivation; ...

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Yahoo Health

Molly Lowe's 106-Pound Weight Loss: 'If I'm Not at My Best, I Can't Give ...
Yahoo Health
Molly before (left) and after (right) her weight loss. (Photos courtesy of Molly Lowe). This is who I am. I don't even consider it a diet or routine anymore. It has become a part of me. I still follow flexible dieting and I am not sure I will ever have ...

Albuquerque Journal

Weight loss apps may not help dieters much
Albuquerque Journal
Researchers from Duke University wanted to see if capitalizing on that smartphone usage with a low-cost weight-loss app might help the 35 percent of young adults in the U.S. who are overweight or obese. If you're rooting for smartphones to solve all ...

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