From the Wires
Start Your Healthier Future Today
By: Marketwire .
Dec. 27, 2012 05:00 AM
MISSION, KS -- (Marketwire) -- 12/27/12 -- (Family Features) When it comes to losing weight and getting into shape, good intentions are never quite enough. And there's not a quick-fix solution, either. It takes a well-balanced approach and a commitment to making healthy, long-term changes.
According to Dr. Marc Sorenson, people who succeed in losing weight and keeping it off have several things in common in three important areas:
"Anyone trying to lose weight and regain their health needs to pay attention to these factors," said Sorenson, founder and director of the National Institute of Health and Fitness (NIHF), which is hosted at the Zermatt and Homestead Resorts in Midway, Utah. "You need to focus your efforts on fitness and nutrition, and you need to educate yourself on techniques for maintaining your slimmer, healthier body."
"Many people fear they have to go hungry in order to lose weight," said Dr. Sorenson. "But it's a simple fact that you don't need to starve yourself. At NIHF, we have a first-rate nutritional program that is guided by scientific research. And the meals are delicious and satisfying, so you can enjoy eating healthfully."
"With our activity programs at NIHF," said Sorenson's wife, Vicki, "we take a detailed physical assessment to tailor the activities to individuals. This ensures safety while allowing them to achieve maximum results."
It can be very helpful to have an exercise buddy, or even a group. Not only will it help you be more accountable to sticking to your plan, a friend can make exercising much more fun.
Making the Commitment
Some people have found that a helpful way to get started on the right track is to go to a health and fitness resort. Expert teams can not only help people begin the weight loss process, but give the education and support needed to maintain their efforts once they leave. "Understanding what is going on inside you, and being properly educated on how to take care of yourself, gives you the advantages you need to succeed," said Dr. Sorenson.
Sorenson says that when choosing a health and fitness resort, make sure it matches your personal goals. "Do you want a militaristic approach, or a more supportive and nurturing environment? We believe it's important to treat our guests with respect and to nurture them so they are equipped to take what they have learned home with them and apply it to the rest of their lives."
Your health is too important to ignore. Take steps today to help ensure you'll have a healthier and happier future. You can learn more about the programs at NIHF at www.NIHF.com.
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