Staying Fit And Healthy During Holidays
With holiday comes a lot of freedom. Freedom to do what you want like traveling, relaxing, visiting friends, etc. one of the major temptations that come with a holiday is eating a lot of foods.
Lots of people tend to lose shape during the holiday because of temptations like overeating, over relaxing, etc. these especially can cause weight gain in some people.
So, how do you keep the shape on holiday?
There are a few things you can do to stay fit. These include eating before heading out as this will prevent overeating while you are out. Another thing to do is not to skip meals as this will lead to overeating later. It is equally important to watch the way you drink because taking carbonated drinks or alcoholic drinks will only add to the number of calories already present in the body. It is important to drink a lot of water. The most important of all is to stay active by performing your routine fitness activities if you already have one but if not, you can start a fitness schedule. For those that might not be able to carry out fitness activities, you can walk more. This will help burn a lot of calories and help keep shape during the holiday.
If you are worried about gaining too much weight or losing too much weight, at Lyfe Medical Wellness, we offer blood tests for weight loss. This test assesses the function of different body mechanism that regulates weight gain and weight loss. This includes measuring a comprehensive metabolic panel that measures liver functions, kidney functions, and also detect the presence of sugar in the blood which is related to diabetes. This test also measures minerals, fluids, and electrolytes in the body. If the body is dehydrated or has fluid and electrolyte values below the required values, this can lead to slowing down of metabolic process thereby leading to weight gain or difficulty losing weight. It is therefore important that you keep yourself hydrated during the holiday.
We also offer a complete blood count test that measures blood platelets, red blood cells and white blood cells and also assess their balance. If red blood cell count is low, this can be a result of anemia which can lead to a decrease in the amount of energy being used by the body and thus a potential weight gain. It is therefore important that you stay healthy during the holiday and in case you have anemia, we can help you take care of it by carrying out certain procedures.
We also offer lipid test to check for the level of low-density lipoprotein (bad cholesterol) and high-density lipoprotein (good cholesterol). Bad cholesterol has been linked to a heart attack. Weight loss help to improve lipid values and this can be achieved by diet and exercise and it is therefore important that you watch what you eat and your weight during holiday and carry out a lot of exercises.
We also test for hormones such as testosterone, progesterone, and estradiol. In men, a decrease in testosterone levels can cause obesity. Progesterone supports thyroid while increasing body temperature and metabolism. In the absence of ovulation, deficiencies of progesterone create a relative surplus of estrogen known as estrogen dominance. This triggers weight gain in the hips and thighs and slows metabolism which makes it even harder to lose weight. Also, the lack of estradiol increases the tendency to overeat and restricts the body from burning fats.
With all these tips, book an appointment with us today to find out which fitness strategy works best for you.