Men take their roles as leaders and providers seriously. Often, this can take priority over a healthy lifestyle. But it doesn’t have to be an either/or scenario. It’s essential to prioritize health and wellness to be the best individual you can be.
Why Being Fit and Healthy Matters
Increases Your Confidence
There is no better way to build confidence in yourself than to reflect on your progress. This boost in self-esteem will help you be a better husband, dad, and protector of the people that are most important to you.
Improves Your Quality of Life & Longevity
Research shows a correlation between visceral fat levels and health, longevity, and vitality. Men with a healthy body mass index (BMI) tend to live longer and have decreased risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.
Sets a Good Example for Your Kids
Whether it is how you treat others, your ability to cope with stress and problems, or the importance of family time together, your children will most likely pick up on these qualities and apply them in their own lives. The best gift you can give them is showing them what
a healthy lifestyle looks like.
Developing a Mindset for Weight Loss
Most men think that if they eat healthy and exercise, they will lose weight and keep it off. However, their attitudes and values play a key role in determining their success. Thus, you need to develop a mindset for weight loss to help you reach your goals. Here are a few things you can do to become a leader in your own health and wellness journey:
Find Your Why
Identify all the reasons you want to lose weight that go beyond the scale. Is it for better health? Preventing a certain health condition? To be a better leader at work? To be able to run around with your kids? Be as specific as you can and write them down.
Create a Goal
For most men, it simply isn’t enough to only have a “why.” There usually is a greater motivation or goal to be accomplished. Perhaps, you have always wanted to participate in a bicycle race or an ironman. Whatever you set your sights on, remind yourself of it whenever you need a boost of motivation to keep pushing forward.
Pay Attention to Non-Scale Victories
It’s no secret that men tend to lose weight faster than women. However, what happens when the number on the scale doesn’t budge? Don’t forget to take stock of all your achievements along the way and how they align with your future goals when you encounter setbacks.
Develop your weight loss mindset for a healthier lifestyle with tools and resources from Dr. Kim Feinstein, Psy. D. Private appointment are also available for additional 1-on-1 coaching. Click here to get started today.