Do you find that you feel lethargic or tired all the time? Are your clothes sizes getting bigger by the day? that could be a sign of you being overweight or obese, losing weight may be an option you need to explore, weight loss can reduce your risk of some potentially serious health problems and improve your energy levels. In this post – What are the benefits of weight loss? I’ll briefly provide some basic details.
Most people that need to lose weight can get health benefits from losing even a small amount – about 5% – 10% of their weight if they keep it off.
Some health complications linked to being overweight
Being overweight or obese puts you in the higher risk category for:
High blood pressure – High blood pressure, or also known as hypertension, rarely has obvious symptoms. But if left untreated, it increases your risk of serious problems such as heart attacks and strokes.
Heart disease – Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a major cause of death both here in the UK and worldwide. CHD is sometimes called ischaemic heart disease. Coronary heart disease is the term that describes what happens when your heart’s blood supply is blocked or interrupted by a build-up of fatty substances in the coronary arteries.
Stroke – is a serious life-threatening medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. When a stroke occurs it is a medical emergency and urgent treatment is essential. The sooner a person gets treatment for a stroke, the less damage is likely to happen.
Type 2 diabetes – It is a very common condition that causes the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood to become too high. It can cause symptoms like excessive thirst, needing to pee a lot and excessive tiredness. It may also increase your risk of getting serious problems with your eyes, heart, and nerves over a long-term if left untreated or not kept in control.
It’s a lifelong condition that can affect your everyday life. You may need to change your diet, take medicines and have regular check-ups. It is well recorded that supplementing with Bitter Melon can help reduce blood sugar levels and may improve diabetes conditions.
Osteoarthritis – Osteoarthritis is a condition that causes joints to become painful and stiff. It’s the most common type of arthritis in the UK. Some people can also experience swelling, tenderness and a crackling sound when moving the affected joints.
There are many other health conditions that can result from overweight and lack of physical activity, like back pain, some types of cancer and so on.
Always exercise to burn fat and lose weight
Given the information above it is important to get rid of excess body fat and reduce weight. There are many exercises that you can do, so choose those activities that bring you joy in doing them and make a routine. Stick to it, eat healthily and over a period of time you will start to notice the change in your body fat levels, your weight will decrease, you will have increased energy levels and your mood will also improve.
If you have an existing medical condition or are taking regular medication, contact your medical doctor before starting on any diet or physical exercise mentioned in this article.
- Eat healthy foods regularly – key for the wellbeing of mind and body when it comes to weight loss and fat burning.
- Drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated especially when you are doing cardio exercises.
- People who need to lose weight can get health benefits from losing even a small amount.
- High blood pressure, or also known as hypertension increases your risk of serious problems such as heart attacks and strokes.