(PRWEB UK) 22 June 2013
US adults who make their own food and workout on the same day are liable to spend more time on one of those activities at the cost of the other, research released in April suggests.
The study highlighted that a ten minute increase in the time spent preparing food led to a ten minute reduction in keeping fit that day. The finding applied to un-married and married adults as well as parents and those who have no children.
Researchers analyzed nationally available data on more than 112,000 American adults who had reported their activities for the previous 24 hours.
Of those, 16% of men and 12% of women reported that they had exercised on the previous day. On average, men spent almost 17 minutes preparing food, compared to an average of 44 minutes for women.
The average time spent exercising for the entire sample of adults, including those who did not exercise, was 19 minutes for men and nine minutes for women.
This means that the average study participant, male or female, spent under an hour on both exercise and food preparation on the same day.
Paul Howard, Director of the Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy, and Marketing Director at the National Council for Hypnotherapy, said, “The problem is that our hectic schedules often prevent us from exercising and preparing healthy food so we turn to packaged meals and sauces that are high in sugar and fat.”
“This is in part what prevents people from losing weight. Another important factor is snacking and portion control. The trick to losing weight effectively is to get your mind thinking the right way which is exactly what hypnotherapy for weight loss helps people to do.”
As obesity continues to be a problem in the UK, it is vital to look into the way people feel about healthy activities and find ways to convince people to stay fit and make healthy changes to their eating behaviour.
Alongside this it is important to get the psychology of losing weight right which makes it easier to lose weight and to maintain it long term.
For many people, the main question in their mind is does hypnotherapy work? However, with the amount of research available showing the efficacy of hypnotherapy, the question they should be asking is how well will weight loss hypnotherapy work for me?
Paul Howard is a Director of the Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy where he has been practising hypnotherapy in Wallington, Surrey for over 11 years. He specialises in hypnotherapy for anxiety and psoriasis and is a Fellow and the Marketing Director for the National Council for Hypnotherapy.