The Healthy Benefits of Losing (Weight)
You don’t have to lose hundreds of pounds to enjoy the physical health benefits of weight loss. In fact, some studies show that just a modest 5% to 10% decrease in your weight can change your health.
Healthy Benefits of Losing Weight
As anyone who has ever lost weight can attest, weight loss is about so much more than just the number on a scale. It’s about better fitting clothes, rediscovered confidence, being comfortable in your own skin, and improved health and quality of life.
Consider these healthy benefits of losing weight:
- 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
Check with your doctor, trainer or medical professional for specific suggestions and protocols in help you reach your weight loss goals.
In addition to the medical benefits you may experience from losing weight, you may also experience an improved lifestyle.
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
What to take away? Losing even a little weight can improve your health and well-being. So don't get discouraged if reaching your ultimate weight loss goal (say 15, 20 or 25 pounds) seems to be dragging. It doesn't matter how long it takes - a pound here and a pound there - does a body (and your health) good.
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