Commentary: About Obesity

True … some of us are more susceptible to obesity than others. Some of us have to work harder—much harder—than others to get fit. And we may never be as lean as our neighbor. But, ultimately, even if lifestyle choices are not the primary cause of our obesity, lifestyle choices and behavior are the way we battle our obesity. Follow the link below for some insight into the factors of obesity.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-causes-of-weight-gain

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Nutrition: Beware The Generic “Personalization”

For a high cost—and sometimes a biological sample—some entrepreneurs promise to build our very own, individualized nutrition plan, according to our unique body chemistry. Wow. Sounds great! Right? Well … not so fast. According to this linked article from the Center for Science in the Public Interest, much of the success of these personal services may be the result of following the zero cost advice of standard dietary guidelines: reduce added sugar and refined grains … and eat more fruits and vegetables.

https://www.nutritionaction.com/daily/how-to-diet/when-nutrition-gets-personal/

A More Challenging Workout May Increase Adherence

It is possible that we fail to stick with our fitness plans if we do not challenge ourselves enough. Perhaps we subconsciously feel very light workouts are not worth the time. But they are worth the time if we feel we have truly accomplished something.

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http://wamc.org/post/dr-molly-bray-university-texas-austin-genetics-and-exercise