Health Benefits of Weight Loss

GETTING THAT LEAN BEAUTIFUL BODY IS NOT THE ONLY REASON TO SET WEIGHT LOSS AS A GOAL.

LOSING WEIGHT CAN IMPROVE ONES HEALTH IN SEVERAL WAYS BECAUSE BEING OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE IS ASSOCIATED WITH SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED RISK OF DISEASE AND DEATH.STUDIES SHOW THAT WEIGHT LOSS OF EVEN 5-10% OF TOTAL BODY WEIGHT WILL RESULT IN CLINICALLY SIGNIFICANT BENEFITS AND WILL REDUCE THE RISK FACTORS FOR MANY DISEASES.

EXCESS WEIGHT MAY PUT YOU AT RISK FOR:

  • HYPERTENSION /HEART DISEASE/STROKE
  • HIGH CHOLESTEROL
  • INSULIN RESISTANCE/DIABETES
  • CERTAIN TYPES OF CANCERS
  • SLEEP APNEA/INSOMNIA/SLEEP DISTURBANCE
  • ARTHRITIS/MUSCULOSKELETAL  INJURIES
  • DEPRESSION
  • RESPIRATORY  PROBLEMS/UNCONTROLLED ASTHMA
  • REPRODUCTIVE COMPLICATIONS/POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME/INFERTILITY
  • SUDDEN DEATH

 

UNFORTUNATELY, MANY PEOPLE WHO ACHIEVE WEIGHT LOSS WILL EVENTUALLY GO ON TO REGAIN WEIGHT.  THE PRIMARY GOAL OF ANY WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM SHOULD THEREFOR BE TO IMPROVE ONE’S ABILITY TO SUSTAIN THE RESULTS.

WEIGHT LOSS IS FAR MORE THAN A PHYSICAL ISSUE. FACTORS SUCH AS MOTIVATION, DISCIPLINE AND STRESS MANAGEMENT MAY ALSO NEED TO BE ADDRESSES AS THEY PLAY IMPORTANT ROLES IN SUCCESSFUL WEIGHT MANAGEMENT.  TOGETHER, WITH A BALANCED DIET AND REGULAR EXERCISE, STRESS MANAGEMENT AND A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE ARE ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL TO ANY WEIGHT LOSS REGIME.

 

 

 

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