Every year, millions of Americans ring in the New Year with resolutions. One of the most popular resolutions is weight loss which is truly evident by the number of people exercising in local gyms in January and February.
The benefits of weight loss and increased physical activity can have a positive impact on our lives. Studies have shown that weight loss and increased physical activity can:
1. Reduce the risk of certain types of cancer;
2. Improve our mood, especially during the winter months;
3. Lower stress levels;
4. Lower blood pressure; and
5. Boost energy and brain power.
While we all understand the benefits of weight loss and increased physical activity, there are many reasons why I and others usually fail at this resolution. Some of the reasons are:
1. Our goals aren’t specific;
2. Our goals aren’t realistic;
3. The time frame to achieve our goals is too long;
4. We think failing just once is a reason to give up;
5. We lack accountability and;
6. We become injured.
Preventing injury is critical to the success of a weight loss resolution. Loss prevention representatives at NSI, West Bend’s specialty division, created an infographic that identifies some of the common injuries people experience, as well as tips to avoid them. To keep your weight loss resolution alive, visit the Culture of Safety.
Do you have any safety tips you’d like to share? I’d love to hear them; please share them in the box below.