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You may have read about Dubai offering their citizens gold for every kilogram of weight they lost. While this is a nice incentive to lose weight – for sure – this isn’t an option for everyone. We’re going to go over some other incentives to shed the pounds and get healthy. If you’re still not convinced that losing weight is important after reading, no one’s going to be able to help you. Ready to take control of your life?
Incentives to Lose Weight
Here are a few specific incentives that can be used to motivate you to lose weight and keep it from coming back.
Significant Other – One of the biggest incentives to lose weight is so that you have stick around longer for your significant other. If you’re truly in love, you’re going to want to spend as much time with your partner as possible. The healthier you are the longer you’re going to be able to stick around.
Children – Another great incentive for weight loss is your children. Even if you don’t have children of your own, you’re likely to have nieces or nephews who want you to stick around. Additionally, if you lose weight and stay healthy, you’re going to be able to set a better example for them.
More Energy – Imagine not getting worn out when you try to walk up a set of stairs or being able to walk for more than a mile without having to take a break. When you lose your excess weight, you’re going to have more energy that you can use to actually enjoy life. You might be surprised at how much you’re able to enjoy life if you’re in shape.
More Time – If you’re healthy, there’s a better chance that you’re going to live longer. Even if you’re only able to add a few months or a year to your lifespan, this is going to be time that is precious to you and the people around you. When you’re overweight, it puts a huge strain on your body and can cause other health problems that can cause you problems.
More Enjoyment – In addition to all the above, you’re also going to be able to enjoy life more when you’re fit and in shape. Beyond just increased energy, you’re going to find that you have an entirely different outlook on life, which can be really nice in a lot of different ways.
As you can see, losing weight and getting in shape is a reality that can be yours if you do the work. And if you do, you can build a career in fitness in Sydney or anywhere else in the world. Even if you don’t go this route, you’re going to be able to enjoy a new life with your fit body that’s a lot healthier than it was when you were overweight.
Written by: Adeline Erwin is a fitness coach and health enthusiast living in Australia. She conducts free fitness classes for seniors at her neighborhood’s community center.