On any given day in the United States from 20 to 25 percent of men and 30 to 40 percent of women are trying to lose weight, and those percentages may be even higher after the holidays, according to Assistant Professor of Nutrition Jorunn Gran-Henriksen.
Most of that weight, however, does not come from seasonal overindulgence. Studies have shown that the average person only gains one or two pounds over the holidays.
The problem is, over time, those pounds can add up.
For those of us wanting to drop that weight before it adds up, Gran-Henriksen offers these tips:
Finally, Gran-Henriksen says, successful weight loss or control should be measured not by pounds lost but by health gained.
You’ve thought about diet. Now it’s time to think exercise. SUNY Plattsburgh Fitness Center Director Matt Salvatore G’02 has a checklist to get you started:
Salvatore reminds alumni, faculty and students that they are all eligible for memberships at the Fitness Center.
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