How can men increase their chances of success with weight loss?
Men can increase their chances of success with weight loss by incorporating physical activity every day. Watch psychiatrist Sudeepta Varma, MD, discuss ways men can successfully reach their weight loss goals in this Ask the Experts video.
Think of the ways that you can become more physically active, and perhaps this may involve incorporating your family
members because that would be a way of you spending time together and also trying to lose weight. [MUSIC PLAYING]
I often find that male patients that I'm working with ask about weight loss, and it's really important
to see what helped you when you were younger. I find that a lot of men will say, you know, when I was in my teens and in my 20s,
I used to play a lot of sports, and weight loss wasn't the forefront of my mind. I was really just enjoying myself,
and the pounds came off. And so I would ask you the same question. What is it that you really enjoy in your life right now,
and how can we incorporate that in some form of physical activity? So people will say, you know, I would love to play a game of pickup basketball,
or I really enjoy hiking, and I just don't get enough of a chance. And then I would ask you, well, why not?
What's holding you back? People say, I don't have time. I don't have the resources. I have kids. And I would say, perhaps as we get older,
it's more important for us to become more creative when it comes to weight loss issues. So think of ways that you can become more physically active,
and perhaps this may involve incorporating your family members because that would be a way of you spending time together and also trying to lose weight.
So physical activity, in addition to watching obviously what you eat, is going to be very important in trying
to be able to increase exercise and physical activity and ultimately weight loss in your life. [AUDIO LOGO]
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