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Losing weight isn’t easy. The same habits and the same problems that made you eat more than you need are still present. Your mother still puts mayonnaise in the salad and you are stressed out at work-Nothing has changed.
Whether your motives to lose weight are to look good or to be healthier, you still miss some motivation to kick off those nasty little habits?
Here are some of the benefits that will perhaps help you with it.
# It Reduces Aches and Pains
When you carry an extra amount of weight, it forces your joints, bones and muscles to work harder. They can’t handle the extra pressure and it hurts.
If you lose only 10% of your body weight it will help your body work efficiently and relieve it from aches and pains.
#Reduces the Risk of Diabetes
Diabetes is one of the illnesses tightly connected with food. People that are overweight are at greater risk to develop type II diabetes, and a substantial percentage of diabetes consequences could be prevented through some minor weight loss changes (experts say that it goes around 20% in diabetes-related cases).
If you are, however, already diagnosed with diabetes, losing weight can help you control diabetes (perhaps with diet alone).
# Reduces Blood Pressure
If you have high blood pressure, losing a small percentage of your body fat can lead to a decrease of systolic and diastolic blood pressure. You may even be able to control your blood pressure with your diet thus avoiding medication.
# Better Hearth
When you carry too much weight, your heart works nonstop. Even at night. It represents a terrible pressure on this vital organ and it may result in a heart attack, angina or high blood pressure.
In order to allow a significant amount of blood to reach your vital organs, you need to shed some extra pounds.
# Avoiding Cancer
Being overweight means that you are prone to certain types of cancer. Women easily develop gallbladder, breast, cervical, uterine and ovary cancer while men are more susceptible to colon, prostate and rectal cancer.
Everything is food-related, so try and introduce more fruit in your diet.
# Better Sleep Habits
Researches have proven that those who exercise and eat healthily have higher self-esteem, they can cope with stress and they tend to get less depressed. A healthy diet can help empower your emotional wellness as well.
When you introduce vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in your diet, you will notice pretty quick the positive effect. You will be able to fight common colds and flues easy.
# Simplifies your life
Wouldn’t you like to shop where the rest of us shop? Wouldn’t you like to buy two airline tickets when you travel?
Even if your weight isn’t at that level yet, many would admit that they do not want to be conditioned by their weight on what they can and cannot wear.
# You Sleep Better
Not being able to sleep is a consequence of being overweight, but if you would lose at least 10% of your weight you would improve your nighttime sleep and decrease daytime sleepiness.
Obesity is frequently caused by poor sleeping habits, so as this is a cycle-break it.
It is important to bear all this in mind when choosing the right form of nutrition.
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Last article update: 8/7/2019