Americans resolve to lose weight year after year. But what most don’t consider is that there are more reasons to stick to that resolution than simply looking awesome at the beach.
Benefits Of Weight Loss
Losing weight affects your body in more ways than one. With the right fitness program, you can experience health like you never imagined. Here are eight reasons to keep pursuing those weight loss goals.
1. Longer Life
For numerous reasons, being overweight decreases your life expectancy. And there are people in this world who don’t want to lose you prematurely. Unfortunately, carrying extra weight around keeps your loved ones from having a full lifetime with you. According to recent research, being 80 pounds overweight can shorten your life by at least 10 years.
2. Better Quality of Life
When you’re overweight, it can make it harder to enjoy certain aspects in life. It becomes increasingly difficult to run around with your kids, and you’re constantly out of breath and living with pain. What’s more, you’re forced to deal with never-ending medical conditions and doctor visits.
3. Increased Fertility
Whether you’re trying to get pregnant now or want to have kids in the future, consider your weight. Women with unhealthy BMIs (between 35 and 40) have about a 40 percent lower chance of conceiving than those with healthy BMIs.
4. Reduced Risk of Cancer
Cancer Research UK has found that obesity dramatically increases the risk of several types of cancer, including:
5. Stronger Heart
Having excess fat around your heart causes blood flow to become difficult. This, in turn, increases your risk of suffering from a heart attack or heart disease. But when you start losing weight, the blood flow improves and makes your heart healthier.
6. Improved Sleep
Because belly fat crowds your diaphragm and hinders lung volume, breathing while you sleep becomes more difficult when excess fat is present. Losing weight lessens this interference and allows you to sleep more soundly.
7. Fewer Inflammatory Conditions
Fat releases pro-inflammatory substances in your body, causing your immune system to work overtime fighting off inflammation. Because your body is so busy doing that, it can’t combat other kinds of inflammation. This results in things like arthritis and colitis.
8. Less Risk of Diabetes
When you eat an unhealthy diet, your body may have trouble making enough insulin to catch all that extra sugar. This leads to diabetes, which can be a major life-changing disease to manage.
If these reasons convinced you to lose that extra weight, call personal trainer Ralph Roberts to get started on the road to a healthier you.
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