A Self Reliant Lifestyle
As every New Year approaches, a common New Year’s Resolution pops into a majority of peoples’ minds: I am going to lose weight. Why is our society so consumed with the idea of losing weight? People enjoy the preconceived idea that losing weight makes you healthy, but that is not always the case. There are two ways to go about weight loss: exercising or the dangerous way (diet pills). Advances in weight loss have provided humans with easier ways to shed off extra pounds. People in today’s fast-paced society commonly opt to diet pills, though. However, weight loss is a slow, worthwhile process that involves a combination or eating well and exercising to ensure overall health, and unlike exercise, diet pills do not provide healthy long-term results, help people engage in social interaction, or produce real mental and physical changes.
Exercising helps promote a healthy person physically and mentally. Exercise engages various groups of muscles to work while being oxygenated. Over time, a person is able to see the results that his or her body undergoes such as muscle strength, endurance, and oxygen-to-blood supply. In addition, exercise can raise metabolic rate naturally. Diet pills cannot contribute to these results. Also, diet pills claim to have an appetite suppresser. This can help with the loss of weight, but compared to exercising, it will not prepare a person for physical training. Diet pills will only teach someone when they should or shouldn’t eat which may only be temporary.
Along with the physical aspects of diet pills and exercising, they do have mental effects. Once a person starts exercising, endorphins are released as a result. Endorphins are neurotransmitters in the brain that can produce a feeling of well-being. It changes how a person views his or her body and makes someone feel as if he or she has truly accomplished something. This simple feeling will lead a person further towards their goal of weight loss and...