If you have a BMI of 25 or over it is very important for your future health for you to lose weight. It can be tough but will ultimately be rewarding. Here are 6 things that won’t happen after you lose the pounds.
There is a never ending list of diseases that are attributed to an unhealthy lifestyle. There’s heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancers. The list goes on and on.
Type 2 diabetes is one of the most common diseases attached to obesity. A study into its prevention by Harvard Medical School published some interesting results. Exercising regularly and eating healthier had a 58% greater power to prevent diabetes than the diabetes medicine that was tested.
Through weight loss you can ease a lot of stress that your body has endured over time. Joint pains and osteoarthritis, both common symptoms of obesity, will decrease. A stronger and more flexible frame is created through exercise and a healthy diet. According to Dr. Geoffrey Westrich losing weight is great for alleviating joint pain. 21.5% of men and 31% of women who were obese were medically proven to decrease the stress on their joints after losing weight.
Cholesterol and clogged arteries should improve with the introduction of a healthy lifestyle. Your ‘good’ cholesterol gets higher while your ‘bad’ cholesterol gets lower if you exercise regularly. The likelihood of getting other bad things associated with high cholesterol will also decrease. For instance your heart rate and blood pressure should drop down to a healthy level.
There are some things that can be a bit tricky before you lose weight. Sometimes you can’t get the clothes you want, sometimes you can’t do things physically that you would like to. It’s annoying and a bit deflating. When you’ve started the journey to reaching your fitness goals this can all change. New experiences will come along and more opportunities may present themselves if you are leading a healthy lifestyle.
Sometimes it’s easy to associate weight loss with instant happiness. This isn’t necessarily the case. If you’re lacking in self-esteem and self-confidence losing a few inches off of your thighs isn’t going to make you feel like a new person. It might not be your waistline that’s making you feel low. Being physically fit is great, but it’s even better if you can balance it with a happy mind. Make sure to work on that too.
You’re a healthy weight and fighting fit. Don’t just give up there. Yo-yo dieting is notoriously bad for your body and it’s an easy trap to fall into. The key to maintaining a healthy body isn’t by crash dieting or bingeing on crazy intense workouts. Keep working on your fitness to maintain your health and set yourself new goals to stay in good shape.
When you lose weight your health will surely increase and so should your fitness. The positives that come with weight loss are numerous. Just remember though, that weight is not the only factor that influences your health. Achievable fitness goals and healthy expectations are key to feeling good about your well-being.
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