If looking better is not enough to motivate you to lose weight being healthy should. A member of our coffee club ask us this morning, “Are you aware that dropping a few pounds may just do more for you than make you look and feel better?”. Then he shared a few things he had read in an article written by Michael Wald, MD (integrate medicine specialist Mount Kisco, N.Y.) says about weight loss and your health.
“For some people, being overweight contributes to worsened asthma and allergies,” Dr. Wald says. “It puts a burden on the adrenal glands, which are involved in managing asthma and allergies. Being overweight is also a strain upon the respiratory system and can exacerbate asthma symptoms.
Dr. Wald also feels less weight means less pressure on the part of your body that bears the most pressure, your feet. It has been studied and found that some people who lost an average of 90 pounds have less foot pain. Some foot pain dropped as much as 83 percent. Now if you have ever suffered from foot pain that should be a great motivation for you to lose your excess weight.
Wald says that being overweight can affect your skin in many ways.“ Skin elasticity and color are known to be altered by problems with nutrition, and diets high in carbohydrates and sugar can cause skin pallor and skin tags,” he says. Darkness around the eyes can be a sign of iron deficiency anemia, protein anemia, diabetes, or stress from a variety of sources.”
Weight loss and arthritis have a strong connection that’s tied to inflammation in the body. A number of studies have noted that weight loss improves arthritis pain. A recent study of 87 older adults with knee arthritis found that those in a weight-loss group reduced their pain and improved their function significantly over a control group that did not lose any weight.this includes the hormones that impact your mood. As a result,
When you’re overweight, your entire system is out of balance, and losing weight can increase your overall well-being and decrease the severity of depression. “Many overweight people suffer from severe depression, and depression can also increase the chances of being overweight as it reduces the individual’s ability or desire to help their overweight situation or to prevent it in the first place,” Wald notes. “PMS also can be helped by losing weight, as the loss of fat tissue can have a favorable effect upon hormonal balance.”
If you find that you are motivated to lose weight but realize you lack what it takes to stick to a plan you need the help of the professional health care staff at WeightoWellness. They will give you added reasons to want to lose your excess pounds to become a healthier person. Then they will give you the tools your need to help you reach your goals. Count on receiving the encouragement you need to keep yourself motivated and to help you stick to your program.