You keep telling yourself, and others around you, that you need to lose weight. You keep setting new dates to start being healthy… Yet you cannot quite bring yourself to get started.
Do you lack the motivation? Perhaps you should give this some thought….
If you are overweight or obese, you are more likely to suffer from illness and disease, you are at risk of earlier death and the quality of your life will be impacted.
Excess weight, especially obesity, negatively impacts almost every aspect of your health, from reproductive and respiratory function to memory and mood.
Obesity increases the risk of several debilitating, and deadly diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers.
The damage of being overweight or obese happens through a variety of pathways.
There is the straightforward: the mechanical stress of carrying extra pounds, ie stress on your joints, hips, and knees; and then the more insidious; involving complex changes in hormones and metabolism. All in all, obesity decreases the quality and length of life.
So lets look again at the positive changes weightloss can bring. You may see and hear these points often, but it bears repeating, and perhaps, this time, being taken to heart?
Let’s consider some of the different ways that losing weight may improve your social life, your physical health, and your psychological health.
Even a modest weight loss of 5 to 10 percent of your total body weight is likely to produce health benefits, such as improvements in blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood sugars .
Studies consistently show that if you have problems with high blood pressure, blood sugar or cholesterol, losing just 5 to 10 percent of your body weight can significantly improve your numbers. Even this small amount can make a huge difference to your riskprofile and general sense of wellbeing.
These are some of the improvements you can expect in physical Health:
- Decreased risk of diabetes
- Lowered blood pressure
- Improved cholesterol levels
- Decreased risk of heart disease
- Decreased risk of certain cancers
- Improved mobility
- Decreased joint pain
- Improved blood sugar levels
- Decreased risk of stroke
- Reduced back pain
- Decreased risk or improvement in symptoms of osteoarthritis
- Decreased risk or improvement in symptoms of sleep apnea
As a bonus, you may be able to decrease or eliminate certain medications and reduce your risk of future chronic or dread disease.
Lifestyle and psychological benefits are also almost too many to list. Weightloss can impact your life in many unexpected ways, often because of the improvement in mobility and also self esteem and self confidence.
People who have successfully lost weight report:
- More active social life
- Greater confidence
- Better sleep
- Improved energy
- Improved sex life
- Decreased stress
- Improved body image
- Improved vitality
- Improved mood
So why wait? The sooner you start eating healthier, the sooner you will see, feel and experience these benefits. You never know how important it may be for your body to be stronger and healthier and more able to fight illness and disease right now.
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