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Maintaining a healthy weight is an important aspect of your health.

✦ Factors that Affect Your Weight


Anne Wambui Kanyi

There are many factors that can affect your weight. These include gender, age, family and lifestyle.

It’s an undeniable fact that with age comes wisdom. But on the other hand, age comes also with more health risks.

Benefits of Maintaining a Healthy Weight

  • Low cholesterol levels
  • Reduced blood pressure
  • Improved mobility
  • Improved your breathing
  • Better sleep
  • Improved blood sugar levels

✦ Tips On How To Maintain A Healthy Weight

The journey to maintain a healthy weight requires commitment and discipline to achieve the best results. The following are the tips that I have used in my journey for the last 3 years:

✦ 1. Stay Active

Walking to Maintain a Healthy Weight

Being active when combined with a healthy diet is hugely effective for maintaining a healthy weight.

Even as small things like taking lifts will help you to be physically active. Also, try to take a walk in the park twice a week.

✦ 2. Reducing the amount of alcohol

Reduce the alcohol to Maintain a healthy weight

Drinking alcohol can contribute to adding the intake of calories into your body. They are empty calories and they don’t contribute toward your daily nutrition.

✦ 3. Sleep

Not having enough sleep is one of the big risk factors for gaining weight. Thus, ensuring that you have taken care of it, is very important.

Getting a good night’s sleep, every night is something you have to make a deliberate decision to make sure that you are in bed on time.

✦ 4. Drinking-Water

Drinking 8-10 glasses of water per day boost your metabolism, suppresses the appetite, and helps in maintaining the weight.

Drinking plenty of water is also great for your skin. It flushes out all the impurities which will leave you with a glow and a great complexion.

✦ 5. More Vegetables to Maintain a Healthy Weight

Maintaining a Healthy Weight

They are the easiest to cook and are incredibly nutritious with all sorts of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Adding vegetables into your meal will add the volume without necessarily increasing the calories.

✦ 6. Home Cooking

Home cooking

Restaurant meals and prepackaged foods tend to be calorie-heavy and less nutritious.

When you cook your own meals at home, there have fewer carbohydrates, less sugar, and less fat. You definitely eat a more healthy diet. And cooking is also therapeutic.

✦ 7. Control the Calorie Intake

It’s very important to choose food that has fewer calories and a lot of nutrients. For instance, when doing your shopping, read the labels and choose the food that is the best for your health.

✦ 8. Eat Healthy Snacks

Eating Healthy snacks

It is very important to eat a healthy snack in between meals. This will help you to boost your metabolism and to maintain a healthy weight.

✦ Conclusion on Maintaining a Healthy Weight

The main factors contributing to lifestyle diseases include bad food habits and physical inactivity. It’s about the choices that we make. Remember, health is the greatest wealth.