Preventing Obesity and Achieving Weight Management with Tallywell

Tallywell Team
November 29, 2023

Are you struggling to manage your weight? Obesity is one of the main healthconcerns for Americans, currently. 

While having a few extra pounds doesn’t do the body harm, it does when thosepounds accumulate, and your weight begins to near concerning levels. Obesity isa cause for alarm because of how it degrades the body’s overall health. 

The key to combating obesity, especially in your later years, is through prevention. In this article, you’ll learn how to prevent obesity through diet, exercise, and the tallywell app. 

What Causes Obesity

At first thought, you may believe obesity’s only cause is by consuming too much food. While this is often the main cause, there are other causes and precursors that can contribute to individuals becoming obese. 

Prior health conditions such as hypothyroidism and arthritis are examples of how the body can have trouble maintaining a healthy weight or preventing you from being able to lose weight. Certain medications can also cause the body tohold onto weight, and if you have health conditions that make it difficult to perform physical activity, it makes it nearly impossible to lose weight without making major changes to your diet. 

Speaking of diet, the foods you eat can contribute to excessive weight gain.It’s common for people to overeat, and there are many calorie-dense foods inour diets. Because of this, the body consumes too many calories and stores excess energy in fat cells by enlarging or creating new ones. 

Combating obesity through diet consists of figuring out a healthy weight for yourself, going into a safe calorie deficit until that weight is achieved, andthen eating enough calories to maintain that weight once you’ve reached your goal. 

How can you supercharge your weight loss? Exercise!

Many people sit at a desk all day and, after work, have other obligations to attend to, preventing them from getting enough physical exercise that they need. On average, American stake 3,000 to 4,000 steps a day. 

Ideally, you should get at least 10,000 steps per day. Of course, getting enough steps in doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll perform enough physical activity to lose weight or combat your obesity; it’s only one piece of the puzzle. Tracking your steps is an excellent tool to get the ball rolling and set a positive tone for the rest of your lifestyle choices. 

What’s the easiest way to track your steps? Let’s find out. 

Track Your Physical Activity

Counting 10,000 steps every day is nearly impossible. Luckily, the AppleWatch makes it easy to track your steps; all you have to do is wear your watch for the greater part of your day. 

To combat obesity, your daily steps aren’t the only factor that you should monitor. That’s where tallywell comes in. 

Your Apple Watch tracks your daily steps, the number of calories you’ve burned, your heart rate, and other health metrics that tallywell uses to form a helpful health score. Think of your fico score, which changes with each payment you make. 

Well, participating in physical activity and making sure you get enough sleep is like a payment to your health. If you’re obese or nearing obesity, you’ve drained your health’s bank account, and it’s time to start replenishing so that you can buy feeling great, having more energy, and feeling more comfortable in your body. 

The tallywell score is predicted based on the health metrics the apple watch tracks. The score is based on your health as well as your demographic and shows you whether you’re in a beneficial range or not. 

Nobody’s perfect, and combating obesity is a journey. There are going to be days or weeks that you fall off the wagon, and that’s okay. 

Tallywell uses this score as a way to keep you accountable and visually show you where you’re at. If your score drops or becomes out of a healthy range, the app gives you helpful tips and advice on how to bring things back to the center and get back on track. 

Regardless of where you’re at in your weight loss journey, there are tools out there to help you reach your goal. Whether you want to stay consistent on an intensive workout plan or simply want to make sure you get enough steps in per day, the tallywell app can help you achieve this one day at a time. 

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