I do not blame you though because we are bombarded by a deluge of information daily.
Some are correct,others are not.And one of the areas where you find a lot of wrong information is about weight loss.
When I talk about weight control,i am not always mainly concerned ONLY about your COSMETIC appearance;I am concerned about that BUT ,much more concerned about the health implications for YOU.Please note that these points aren’t MY OPINION but as a professional health worker,I know it and I may also need to refer you to Center for Disease Control (CDC) for more information.
The health effects of overweight are very weighty.Most of the effects are serious and can cause serious morbidity and dead,hence my reasons for always writing on the need for you to watch your weight and also why i give out simple tips that will help you to lose weight,control it or prevent gaining excess weigh.There are others but i am limiting this post to 5 only.
Here are just 5 main reasons you need to act NOW about your weight issues:
1.Coronary Heart Disease
As your body mass index rises, so does your risk for coronary heart disease (CHD). Coronary heart disease is a condition in which a waxy substance called plaque (pronounced as plak) builds up inside the coronary arteries. These are the main arteries that supply oxygen-rich blood to your heart.
Plaque can narrow or block the coronary arteries and reduce blood flow to the heart muscle. This can cause angina or a heart attack. (Angina is chest pain or discomfort.)
Obesity also can lead to heart failure. This is a serious condition in which your heart can’t pump enough blood to meet your body’s needs.
2.Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Now that is scary and at the some time,sounds like it cant happen to you,huh?But it has happened to many people including some people you know.The only thing is that you didn’t know the causes of their problems.That is what i want to tell you now.
Diabetes is a disease in which the body’s blood glucose, or blood sugar, level is too high. Normally, the body breaks down food into glucose and then carries it to cells throughout the body. The cells use a hormone called insulin to turn the glucose into energy.
In type 2 diabetes, the body’s cells don’t use insulin properly. At first, the body reacts by making more insulin. Over time, however, the body can’t make enough insulin to control its blood sugar level.
Diabetes is a leading cause of early death, coronary heart disease(CHD), stroke, kidney disease, and blindness. Most people who have type 2 diabetes are overweight.Researched fact and scientifically proven.
Yes.You read correctly! CANCER! Actually several high powered and expensive researches have been conducted over the years and and many of them pointed to the fact that some cancers could be linked to being overweight.Being overweight or obese raises your risk for colon, breast, endometrial, and gallbladder cancers.I know that no one wants to hear this,including you my dear reader but,I have to say it because i want you to be free from all of them.
Your fertility can be affected by your weight and i know you don’t want to take this one lightly.Certainly.Obesity can cause menstrual issues and infertility in women.
Being overweight or obese can lead to a buildup of plaque in your arteries. Eventually, an area of plaque can rupture, causing a blood clot to form.
How Can I Lose weight Then?
Let’s talk.Have you downloaded my FREE BELLY FAT EXERCISE BOOK? The best way to lose weight is to use more calories than you take in. You can do this by following a healthy eating plan and being more active. Before you start a weight-loss program, talk to your doctor.
Safe weight-loss programs that work well:
- Set a goal of slow and steady weight loss — 1 to 2 kg per week
- Offer low-calorie eating plans with a wide range of healthy foods
- Encourage you to be more physically active
- Teach you about healthy eating and physical activity
- Adapt to your likes and dislikes and cultural background
- Help you keep weight off after you lose it
With these measure,you will be able to shed excess or dangerous weight,and also be able to prevent accumulation of the dangerous calories that would alter your health.DOWNLOAD MY FREE EXERCISE BOOK HERE.