Is weight management really a numbers game? That depends on how you look at it. If you are looking directly at a scale, then no it is not just the numbers on the scale. If you are looking at your body as a whole unit then you can think of four key numbers that are important and more valuable than the scale.
The Key Numbers Beyond the Scale
1) Your Blood Pressure
Has your blood pressure recently changed? Do you have high blood pressure? Studies have shown that people 55 years or older have a 90% chance their blood pressure will require monitoring at some point in their life.
2) Hours You Slept
Sleep is important for multiple reasons. When you are well-rested, you will have more energy to tackle your new workouts. You may rely less on caffeine and snacks if you are catching your zzz’s. Also, exercise can give you more energy. So if you are rested enough to begin your workout, there is a good chance you will have more energy when you are finished.
3) Your Blood Work
Every person has different labs their doctor is monitoring. Have you had a certain lab value change for the better? If so, celebrate this victory and think of this new number as one of your successes!
4) Your Heart Rate
Your trainers are available to guide you with your heart rate monitoring. Monitoring your heart rate can be an invaluable tool.
When you think of your body weight, realize there are many factors involved. Don’t just think about the numbers on the scale. Weight is not a simple numbers game. When you are on a healthy lifestyle journey be prideful of the small changes that take place in any of the numbers being watched. Your body is a complicated network and although your weight is one of the factors, the biggest picture is keeping those 4 key numbers in a healthy range. Small changes in your own personal numbers should be celebrated!Tags: health, healthy diet