Dover Personal trainers from Punch Kettlebell Gym feel Americans are having trouble gauging their weight.
MSN.com and the Healthy Day Press reports a new poll finds 30 percent of those overweight think they are normal size. The poll revealed that 30 percent of overweight people think they’re actually normal size, 70 percent of obese people feel they are merely overweight, and 39 percent of morbidly obese people think they are overweight but not obese.
That means fat may be becoming the new normal, raising the specter of increasing rates of health threats such as diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers. Dover personal trainers agree “If they do not recognize the problem or don’t recognize the severity of the problem, they are less likely to do something about it or they allow their weight to get to critical levels before recognizing the significance of the problem.”
Most respondents who felt they were heavier than they should be blamed lack of exercise as the main cause, with 52 percent of overweight people, 75 percent of obese people and 75 percent of morbidly obese people saying they didn’t exercise enough.
Food consumption was seen as the lesser of two culprits, with 36 percent of overweight respondents, 48 percent of obese respondents and 27 percent of those morbidly obese feeling they ate more than they “should in general.”
Dover personal trainers agree the problem is “In the mindset of most Americans, they’re not looking at this as a food problem as much as an exercise problem,” “Three out of five Americans overall are saying they don’t exercise as much as they should”, which is true however the real problem is the American diet.
In the last ten years one thing has held true, 90 percent of the weight loss battle is won through proper nutrition not exercise! Exercise is a huge key element to success that must be addressed properly but the difference between weight loss success or not balances on the persons commitment to their nutrition program. Out of all the important keys to focus on in a complete weight loss program nutrition is the weakest link and the most common point of failure.
Dover personal trainers reveal the 3 most common problems causing people to fail so often.
- Not having the knowledge to put a complete program together. The news stands and TV are flooded with misinformation about how to properly lose weight most of which are not accurate. If you do not have a background in nutrition you must weed through the misinformation and seek professional guidance.
- Not having a structured program to follow. Having a structured plan of action to follow which includes all the key elements for success is an essential key to success.
- Not Having a support system in place. Without support from those around you and a program that will hold you accountable to stay on track success is almost impossible.
If you address each of these 3 common problems with passion and dedication I can assure you that success will be yours. Half the battle is already won by being a member of Punch Kettlebell Gym because we address all 3 of these issues with our programming.To talk with Dover’s premier personal trainers more on this topic click here now.
I encourage you to post your thoughts on this growing problem in our country.