The weight loss industry is huge—its current market value is over $60 billion and it has a customer base in the millions. Let’s ask this. Why are over 66% of American adults (and almost 50% of all children) considered overweight or obese by the U.S. Center for Disease Control? The answer is that the majority of “solutions” being marketed by the weight loss industry simply don’t work. The personal trainers at Fit for Life 24 in Apex want potential weight watchers in the Triangle to know that the only thing most weight loss products will reduce is the size of their wallets, not their waistlines.
Take a look at these three major facts:
- There is simply no magic pill: On some level, people know that if losing weight was easy, everyone would be fit and trim. However, companies continue to successfully produce, market, and sell products that act as little more than placebos in the long term. Yes, some ingredients may be beneficial (or at least won’t cause any harm), but pinning weight loss hopes on any of the numerous pills, powders, shakes, and supplements is sure to result in disappointment.
- The ingredients are a mystery: There are literally hundreds of over the counter weight loss products available to consumers today. Their presence in pharmacies and supermarkets across the country lead people to believe they are safe and effective. The fact is that the Food & Drug Administration does not regulate many OTC products (including herbal supplements). That means consumers have no idea what active ingredients a product contains, or if it contains potentially harmful substances.
- Side effects are a real problem: Many people are familiar with the story of ephedra, a once-popular weight loss supplement now banned in the U.S. due to its history of adverse reactions (and even death) in users. Many weight loss products have side effects that are less dangerous, but still quite unwelcome. Diet pill users often suffer from poor sleep, dizziness, bloating, gas, loose stools, and more. Not only that, but some products interfere with the body’s ability to absorb vitamins and nutrients, leading to health problems down the road.
The bottom line is that there is no shortcut to weight loss or physical fitness. Regular exercise and a healthful diet are the only tried and true methods. Luckily, Fit For Life 24 in Apex is here to help with almost every fitness related need. From beginners to advanced exercisers, our personal trainers have it covered.
From customized workout plans to motivational support, Fit For Life 24 in Apex is the one stop source for anyone interested in physical fitness. Call or stop in today!
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Apex Fit for Life 24
809 Perry Road
Perry Pointe Plaza
Apex NC 27502
919 629 6212
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