What's Your Motivation?
Intrinsic or Extrinsic
To Seek Balance and Resolution-To Fulfill Unmet Needs
The bones, muscles, and joints form the structural framework that is strong enough to support your weight, yet light enough to allow you to walk, run, and jump. Your bones, muscles, and joints all work together to perform body movements. The first scientific knowledge of the musculo-skeletal system was provided by the Greek physician Galen (129-199 AD). Galen's study of anatomy was based largely on the dissection of apes and other animals. Although Galen came to some inaccurate conclusions, he advanced anatomical knowledge.
Many of us seek to lose weight for intrinsic and extrinsic reasons. What's your motivation? You have to change your lifestyle and mindset before you can change your weight; we have to eat to lose to keep our metabolism up, but moderation and balance is key.
Excessive weight puts stress on the heart, lungs, and liver, even the skeletal frame. It puts a tremendous amount of stress on your knees in bearing such a heavy load and will eventually lead to severe joint pain/inflammation in the knees and ankles, (Bones, Muscles, & Joints/American Medical Association Home Medical Library, Reader's DIgest 1992; My Big Fat Greek Diet, Nick Yphantides, M.D. with Mike Yorkey, 2004).
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