Many of us have been trying hard to make exercise a daily habit. It’s not easy though to make fitness a part of your daily life. It’s a tough love. Having a consistent exercise routine offers many benefits to mind and body. This feeling is amazing and can be only felt probably by people who are following regular fitness regime. Normally we gain weight as we grow, we weigh more than what we did ten years ago, or even five years ago. The extra weight don’t arrive all at once but accumulated gradually before you even realized they were climbing on board. Putting on excess weight is very common for a number of reasons. If we could understand why we tend to gain weight more easily as we get older, we can think about doing something about it. Metabolism can be a major cause for weight gain. Body fat begins to increase while muscle mass decreases as we reach mid-twenties. Lesser muscle mass translates into a slower metabolic rate. Hence starting fitness program as early as possible helps. The best way to determine if you’re carrying around too much weight (and probably not enough muscle) is to calculate body mass index (BMI). BMI is just one indicator of good health, but it’s a good place to start. A lower BMI indicates you’re more likely to be healthy.
Diet is a dreaded word. We all diet to look and stay quite young. But the way we went about it was not the smartest way. Full out restricting the types of foods we eat is never a good idea. Losing weight safely is tough. It requires healthily eating habits, including plenty of fruit and vegetables in your meals and drink water throughout the day, which helps to stay well hydrated and choose the right snacks. Losing weight at a healthy pace, will also make sure a balance is maintained to have the energy to adjust to life. It’s a new year and for many of us that means getting out there and accomplishing new fitness goals. We love social media and find that it can really help inspire us to meet our goals successfully. But, just wanting to lose weight or even writing about losing weight isn’t enough. It needs to be broken up into measurable goals and plan to achieve it.
There is a growing body of evidence showing that people who make a public commitment (tell their friends and family) are much more likely to follow through with their goals. We’ve all heard of the self-help techniques of visualising ourselves as the ideal person whom we wish to become. But we have our own ideas about exercise: what “counts” as a workout, how much we need to do, and how it benefits us. But some of those ideas are flat or wrong (or simply misguided). Community support is an important aspect and a good approach in achieving health and fitness goals.
Model My Diet is a weight loss motivation community that motivates, educates and supports people along their path to a healthier lifestyle.
With their patented technology, users create an avatar of themselves to track their weight and other health and lifestyle goals. Since their launch (two years ago) 7 million users have created 350 million versions of themselves. Together they have lost a combined 1.5 million pounds.
Model My Diet is a ‘serious game’ with the potential to change the behaviour of millions of people, help them lose weight and develop lifestyle habits that are rewarding, fun and healthy in the long run.
They are currently developing a “buddy” algorithm to connect users to people in their community with similar goals enabling peer support during the ups and downs of users weight loss journey.
Team eXi wishes them success in their journey.
Your support through any of the social groups is highly appreciated, this will also help them grow their network through you.