Your weight can affect every aspect of your body. Most people focus on their heart when they think of what being overweight can be doing to their bodies, but it can affect feminine health in a very negative way. It can cause issues with your menstrual cycle, it can cause issues with fertility and it can be a cause of ovarian cancer as well. If you are overweight and are struggling to lose weight, there are things you can do that can help you. Your OBGYN can be a help with your weight loss as well, as sometimes weight loss medication may be in order. Read on for some helpful tips on weight management.
Move Your Body
Movement of any kind is good for the entire body, so if you're living more of a sedentary lifestyle, you need to get up and start moving more. Get up and dance, take a walk, play outside with your children, join a gym, play a sport, or start an exercise routine at home. Do whatever you need to do to get moving and to raise your heart rate. All you need is at least 20 minutes per day to move and to keep your heart rate elevated. Repeat this daily and add more time if you can to help you boost your metabolism and to burn calories.
Make Dietary Changes
Make some changes to how you eat now. The way you're eating may be what got you into your current state, so you need to start making changes. Start small and make subtle changes, such as eating less potatoes in your meals and more leafy green vegetables, or eating a sweet potato instead of a white potato. Eat grilled fish and chicken more than you eat red meat or fried foods. Making subtle changes can help give you a step in the right direction and make you feel less like you're on a diet. The same goes for what you drink. If you are a soda drinker, replace some of those sodas with water.
You can lose weight, but some people need more help, and an OBGYN can help you with this. Talk to your OBGYN about other things you can do to lose weight and if weight loss medication can help you. Your overall health is being affected by being overweight, and so is your feminine health. Take good care of your body and boost your ability to lose weight using the tips above.