Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is extremely important for overall health and wellness. Having a healthy weight plays a critical role in disease prevention. It changes your life. Weight is something some people don’t like to talk about; it can be sensitive. But it’s the real epidemic in the United States. So, get over it and let’s get to work! Overweight or obese people are more likely to develop serious health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems, cancer, etc. That is why maintaining a healthy weight is so important: it lowers your chances of developing these problems, makes you feel better about yourself, and gives you more energy to enjoy life.
Maintaining a healthy weight is essential for good health. It can reduce the risk of many different cancers in addition to lowering the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Losing weight is often difficult for people but maintaining it is even more challenging as most people usually regain it a few years later. It is vital to maintain weight loss to obtain health benefits over a lifetime. New Vitality Centers helps you change your lifestyle of eating into a plan that is sustainable.
Some of the ways that help people maintain and reach a healthy weight include a healthy diet, being physically active, and other lifestyle changes. Exercise is a crucial part of the process to anyone wanting to reach and maintain a healthy weight. Exercising and getting on a routine for the first time is the hardest part. It’s important to have an open mind and be open to many activities so that you find something that you like. If you do not like it, you will not do it! However, once you start and build momentum it gets better from there. Certain chores are considered exercise such as yard work, some housework, washing the car, etc. Exercise does not have to be an hour or two in the gym but several 20-3- minute activities a week will make a huge difference. Remember “motion creates energy”. A healthy diet and consuming less also contributes to a healthy weight. Sleep and other important lifestyle factors help the process.
There are numerous health benefits to weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight. These include higher energy levels, lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels, lower blood pressure, less stress on bones and joints, and reducing risk of cardiovascular diseases. Getting to a healthy weight is something you can do to help your doctor help you. Many doctors report that if their patients would change just this one thing – getting to a healthy weight – it would improve so many other health conditions that they struggle with. Losing weight will even reduce the amount of medication that you are taking. They have their own side effects!
Energy levels are improved when excess weight is lost from the body. Your respiratory function is massively improved, and quality of sleep is much better. Your body does not have to keep working in overdrive and as hard carrying the excess weight. Do you get to the top of the stairs and are out of breath or have to stop halfway up?
Blood pressure is lowered and reduced when you lose excess weight. Being overweight and obese can cause and increase your risk of high blood pressure and leading to a stroke. Mobility is improved with weight loss as well. Extra weight weighs down your body’s joints and can lead to arthritis. As we age it is even more important to have healthy weight and muscle mass to prevent fall injuries.
Losing excess weight also helps reduce your risk of cardiovascular diseases including heart disease and stroke. Your heart is a muscle and excess weight especially when overweight and obese makes your heart have to work harder pumping blood and supplying the body with oxygen and nutrients. Losing weight is not easy, and it takes time and commitment. But if you’re ready to take the journey and make your “should” a “must” then we are ready to help you. We’ve got a step-by-step guide to help get you on the road to weight loss and better health.
New Vitality Centers has a Medical Weight Loss program and can help you determine your unique needs and offer a patient centered approach that works. Our goal is to improve your overall health, confidence, and quality of life. When you walk into our clinic, you’ll find a comfortable, casual setting and a caring staff of licensed physicians and medical professionals.