Health reasons to drop weight - Tustin CA
We often discuss the importance of staying motivated to reach our weight goal, but sometimes it feels like an overwhelming task. If you’re carrying extra weight, you already know and probably physically feel, there are a number of health related reason to lose the weight.
Though we focus on the big prize, which is usually wardrobe related, it will be a great help if you focus on the realization that even small changes in weight loss may improve blood sugar, blood pressure, cardiovascular health, a reduction in bad cholesterol, and a decrease in the risk of developing diabetes.
Here’s a tidbit for extra motivation: did you know that even a 10% loss in body weight will result in you being instantly healthier?
It does you no good to look healthier if you’re unhealthy on the inside, because you may not be around long enough to enjoy your new physique! That being said, here’s a number of health benefits to help motivate you on your weight loss journey. Ask yourself if any may apply to you!
Weight Loss Helps Decrease Asthma and Allergy Symptoms
New research has found that excess weight can burden the adrenal glands, which help manage asthma and allergies. Extra weight can make allergies and asthma worse. Excess weight may also strain the respiratory system.
Weight Loss & Arthritis Relief
Losing weight not only helps relieve arthritis pain, it can also prevent arthritis due to less weight and stress on the joints. Studies have shown that people suffering from arthritis can reduce pain and significantly improves joint functionality by losing weight.
Weight Loss Lessens Foot Pain
Think about it; since your feet support the entire body weight, any excess weight adds to the pressure on the feet. A recent study showed foot pain was decreased by 83% in people who had lost an average of 90 pounds. Relief from painful feet is just another reason to lose weight!
Healthy Weight = Glowing Skin
Diets high in sugar and carbohydrates can affect the largest organ in the body – your skin. Lack of proper nutrition can affect skin elasticity, color, paleness of the skin, increased skin tags, and dark circles around the eyes. Dark circles around the eyes can be a sign of iron, deficiency, anemia, stress, and diabetes.
Weight Loss May Elevate Mood/Decrease Depression
Excessive weight gain throws your entire system out of balance, including the hormones that affect your mood. It can result in a vicious cycle – many overweight people suffer from extreme depression, and in turn extreme depression can increase a person’s risk of being overweight. Achieving a healthy weight may increase your overall sense of well-being and decease the feelings of depression.
Memory and Cognition May Improve With Weight Loss
In a current study, overweight, mature adults were found to have scored worse on cognition tests that mature adults who had established a healthy weight.
Previously, little was understood about the relationship between obesity and the brain, but new research may indicate that being overweight weakens the blood-brain barrier. Researcher has led to the discovery that memory significantly improves 12 weeks after weight loss.
Weight Loss Helps You Sleep Better
The benefits on a good night’s sleep cannot be overstated. One of the most common treatments for sleep apnea is weight loss. Studies show that people with diabetes and sleep apnea who lost a greater amount of weight showed the biggest drops in sleep apnea symptoms. Luckily it only takes a weight loss of about 5% in obese people to start seeing results.
Weight Loss & Type 2 Diabetes
Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’ve heard about the global epidemic of type 2 diabetes and the link to obesity. Losing fat and maintaining a healthy weight can reverse and help people avoid diabetes in the first place.
Studies show that a restricted eating plan, such as the Doctor Supervised ChiroThin Weight Loss Program™ were able to lower insulin and blood sugar levels to normal within about 7 days. days. Reversing the condition and avoiding future complications could just be the best benefit of your weight-loss journey.
Weight Loss = Fiscal Savings
Many people think a healthy diet is more costly than a fast food or junk food diet. But if we take into account the medical bills, missed work days, low productivity due to lethargy, workers compensation, etc., we find there is a big difference comparing the financial health of obese people vs, healthier weight people.
Being overweight can take 20 years off a person’s life. Fortunately, even reducing weight by 5% can have a positive effect on one’s health.
Come in to Tustin Weight Loss and start the rest of your life as a new, healthier you!
Call (714) 368-7600