The number of people who are overweight or obese is on the rise, and many of those people are at risk for heart disease and other chronic health conditions.
But they’re also at higher risk of developing cancer and other illnesses.
Experts say that even a healthy weight can be a health risk, so you should know how to lose some weight without sacrificing your health.
Here are five tips to keep your weight off, according to the American Heart Association: 1.
Get out of the house to lose the weight, says Dr. Mark Rippetoe, president of the American College of Cardiology.
He recommends people go outside to lose as much weight as they can in as little as 15 minutes a day.
Get some exercise.
Rippets, a registered dietitian and a professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota, says it’s important to get in some exercise, especially if you’re a fitness fanatic like him.
“It’s a good idea to go for a walk or run or bike,” he says.
Get plenty of sleep.
Rips, a cardiologist and medical director of cardiovascular medicine at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, says sleep is a good way to lose a lot of weight.
“People who are obese tend to have a high circadian rhythm,” he explains.
“If you get enough sleep you can lose that excess weight.”
Eat more vegetables and fruit.
Riptes says a lot more research is needed to know whether or not eating more fruits and vegetables will help reduce your body mass index.
The American Cancer Society says eating more vegetables is linked to a lower risk of colorectal cancer, prostate cancer and colorene tumors.
Rizzetoe says it might be wise to try something new like biking.
“I’ve always believed that exercise is a way to improve your health,” he suggests.
“You should never do too much, but you should be able to exercise at a reasonable intensity and duration.”
He also says to stay active, be physically active at least twice a week.