Weight Loss and Long-Term Health

I’m really struggling with my weight, and I feel like I’m running out of options. I’ve tried a bunch of different diets and a bunch of different workout regimens, but nothing seems to work. Lately, I’ve been thinking about trying out diet pills. My friends say that’s a bad idea, but at this point, I’m ready to try anything. Experts, what can I do? Is weight loss just impossible for me?

Fueling Your Body

I have a friend from my hometown who, in my opinion, is really ruining his life. When we were in high school, we were both athletes. Neither of us is now, but I still love to get a lot of exercise and take part in physical activities. I still work out, and I still eat right. My friend… well, not so much.

He eats terribly, never works out, and drinks more than I’ve ever seen anyone else drink. And it’s making him fat. I don’t want to sound shallow – I really don’t care what my friend looks like. I’m worried about his health! He says he’s just getting older, and that “my metabolism will slow down, too.” What can I do to show him that what he puts in his body matters?

Activities and the Outdoors

If you ask my parents, I don’t get outdoors enough. When I’m at home, they say I need to get off the computer (I’m a gamer) and go outside. They assume I have the same habits at school, even though I try to tell them I don’t.

But maybe I do, because my friends tease me (in a friendly way) about the same stuff. I have a pretty good social life, I think, but I mostly stick to other peoples’ dorm rooms. And it’s true enough that I don’t go outside and exercise or play sports. I’m not antisocial, but maybe I should be better about getting outside in the sun, just for health reasons and stuff. Experts, I know I should go outside, but how important is it, really? And if it is important, how can I make myself get out there more?

Eager to Exercise

Alright, I’ve got to get my body moving. All this classwork and studying is making me feel really sedentary, and I don’t want to turn into a couch potato! I’m not huge on intramural sports or running, although I do appreciate basic exercise and just moving in general. I’d like to try out a few different options. I’m really open to quirky and creative things, too! I just feel like I’m blanking on an idea. Where can I start exploring?