Are you thinking about taking Ozempic for weight loss?

Ozempic vs. Lifestyle Changes

Within the last few years Ozempic has become an increasingly popular medication used to aid in weight loss. Although, it’s primarily prescribed to treat diabetes to regulate appetite and blood sugar levels in the body. In this blog, we are going to discuss Ozempic vs. lifestyle changes.

With that said, it’s not a universal “answer” for everyone. Having Ozempic prescribed for pain in your joints due to the excess weight that you are carrying does not address the root of the problem… which is lifestyle. Addressing lifestyle changes in conjunction with exercise will lead to a behaviour change and improved overall health!

Ozempic will not lead to improved nutrition, sleep, stress management, and physical strength. So why put this pill into your body? Every medication has its risks and benefits. However, implementing exercise into your weekly routine and making lifestyle changes has little to no risk!

Benefits of Exercise

Regular resistance training throughout the week will build muscle mass. Muscle tissue burns more calories than fat tissue, therefore, increasing muscle mass can boost your metabolism and help with long-term weight management. Regular aerobic exercise will reduce visceral fat that surrounds the organs, decreasing your risk of cardiovascular disease. Beyond weight loss, regular exercise lowers your risk of developing chronic conditions, improves bone density, and enhances overall physical and mental well-being!

Lifestyle Changes

It’s important to address lifestyle changes such as nutrition, sleep, and stress management. This will ensure that you are fuelling your body with nutrient dense food, getting adequate recovery at night to perform your daily tasks the next day, and reduce cortisol levels to regulate hormones.

While Ozempic may assist in weight loss, it should not be the solution to improve your health and overall well-being. At Longevity Nexum, our Kinesiologists prescribe exercise as medicine to prevent and treat chronic conditions to increase your health span. We want to empower you to take control of your health!