The Many Positive Benefits Of Losing Weight
Many people who are overweight are not very happy with the way they look and feel and with all the publicity that is being published about the negative health effects of being overweight many people are now realizing that they have got to do something about it.
There are many positive benefits of losing weight and knowing all these positive benefits can help to motivate and inspire you to shed a few pounds.
This also means that there are also many negative consequences, restrictions and inconveniences to being overweight, including some potentially serious health risks like.
- High blood pressure
- Raised cholesterol
- Risk of heart disease and stroke
Being overweight can also make it uncomfortable for you to sit, sleep and move about and it will put a lot of added pressure on your spine and posture if you have to stand up all day.
But you already probably know all the negative effects of obesity or being overweight and worrying about what might happen is only going to drag you down even further which is the exact opposite to what you want.
You can use the negatives to motivate you into taking action, but it will make you feel a lot better, more inspired better and more optimistic if you focus on all the positive aspects and benefits of losing weight.
8 positive benefits of losing weight
Losing weight is not easy, it is a process and it can be quite a long journey, but it is a journey and effort that will be well worth it.
Try and get the support of your family and friends
If you are thinking of embarking on a weight loss campaign, which will involve a vigorous exercise routine, then it may pay you to consult your doctor first.
Below are some of the positive benefits of losing weight, which will hopefully help to motivate and inspire you to take that all important first step.
1) You're going to be happier
Once you have reached your target weight, it will give you a huge sense of satisfaction and good feelings of accomplishment and positivity which will leave you feeling happier in yourself and you will have an inner sense of pride.
2) You will save a lot of money on your food bill
Once you begin to lose weight you will cut down on the amount of money that you spend on food, which will allow you to put that money to better things.
Because of your new healthy eating habits, you will be having less bad foods and more nutritious, healthy foods, which will give you more energy and it will improve your mood.
Being to overweight can also cost you a lot of money in things such as medical bills and lost days at work.
3) Treat yourself to a whole new set of fashionable clothes
Once you have reached your target weight you will be able to throw away all your old and baggy clothes and you will be able to treat yourself to a whole new wardrobe of new fashionable and tighter fitting clothes so you can show off your fantastic new body, especially with all the money you will have saved yourself.
Just imagine, no more specialist shopping for those extra large clothes, just think how good you're going to look wearing all those trendy clothes.
4) You will look good
One of the best advantages of losing weight is, you're going to look great, slimmer, fitter and you will feel so much better.
If you have been struggling with your body image, then you won't have to feel all that pain anymore because you will have a brand new positive body image of you.
To help keep you motivated to lose weight and keep all that weight off, take some photos before you lose any weight then take some photos after you have lost weight.
Then, anytime that you feel demotivated or you find yourself slipping back into your old bad eating habits, look at how used to look, then look at how good you look now.
5) You will feel and be healthier
Losing weight will improve your health and well-being. If you combine an exercise routine with your new healthy eating habits then you will become fitter and stronger as your muscle being to tone up.
Most weight related illnesses and conditions like type 2 diabetes, some heart diseases, strokes are highly preventable and you can avoid them if you adhere to a healthy lifestyle and you're not drastically overweight.
Losing weight can help to lower your blood pressure, and it can also improve your blood circulation which can help improve your memory and your other mental faculties, your intelligence and your concentration.
Losing weight and keeping fit can increase your lifespan, it can also take a weight off your children's, your family and your loved one's mind, because they will be able to stop all the worrying about you dying prematurely.
6) You will be more mobile and you will feel more comfortable
Being overweight can restrict your mobility and make you feel uncomfortable when you're sitting, standing, travelling, working or moving about.
But the new slimmer you, will have more energy, you will feel more comfortable in almost everything you do and you will be able to take part in more physical activities and sports.
You will sleep better, sitting and standing will be a lot more comfortable, and you will probably find that you can walk and run faster and further, plus you will be more mobile and agile.
7) Your self confidence in yourself will increase
Being overweight can erode away at your self esteem and your self confidence, it can cause you to want to hide away from the rest of the world or make you feel uncomfortable when your out or you're socializing.
But as the weight starts to drop off, your confidence in yourself will begin to increase. The new slimmer you will look and feel more attractive and it should give your love life a boost.
If you're single, then it should increase your dating chances and if you're already in a relationship, then it will do wonders for your love life and your partner will feel like they are getting a new man/woman.
8) Prevent damage to your joints
Being overweight can put a lot of extra workload on your knees, ankles and hips, which can in time lead to pain and osteoarthritis in the joints.
Losing weight can eventually take its toll on your body and it can be particularly hard on the bones and joints which can end up with the need for hip and knee replacements or operations, which can all be prevented by shedding that excess weight.
Losing weight can also prevent the risk of back problems and even prevent you having to have surgery on your back later on down the line.
Being obese, can put a huge strain on your back, which can increase the risks of things like sciatica and herniated disc trouble.
This article is for informational purposes only and it is not meant to be a substitute for professional medical advice, always work with your doctor
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