More often than not, the reason people decide to lose weight is to look better. Losing weight for any reason is great if you’re packing extra pounds, but the problem comes when we think in absolutes: “Why bother? I’ll never look like … ” Even if you can’t immediately have a six-pack to rival Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s or a bikini body inspired by Angelina Jolie, any amount of weight loss has health benefits. At KadileAtric Power Principle®, we encourage weight loss not just so you can look better, but so you can feel better, as well. Even a five to ten percent weight loss can result in the following benefits:
- Improved cholesterol stats — Weight loss can lower your LDL (“bad” cholesterol) levels and raise your HDL (“good” cholesterol) levels. While science is causing us to reconsider the way we view cholesterol, it is invariably linked to heart disease. For a 200-pound person, even ten to 20 pounds can improve heart health.
- Reduced chances of Obstructive Sleep Apnea — One of the risk factors of OSA is obesity. Sleep apnea isn’t just a snoring problem, it is a potentially lethal condition that causes the brain to go without oxygen for prolonged periods, multiple times each night. Even a slight weight reduction will minimize your chances of suffering from OSA.
- Better blood pressure — Twenty to 30 percent of people with high blood pressure are overweight. Losing even five percent of body weight can improve both diastolic and systolic blood pressure by five points.
- Reduced Inflammation — Ultimately, inflammation is a natural immune response. The problem is when inflammation is chronic. Fat cells — abdominal fat cells in particular — can cause the type of inflammation that leads to strokes and heart attacks. The fastest way to reduce inflammation is to lose weight and avoid inflammatory foods.
If unrealistic aesthetic goals have prevented you from attempting to lose weight, consider the health implications. If you’re in the Green Bay area and would like help losing weight and becoming healthy, contact The KadileAtric Power Principle® today. We have helped hundreds of people look and feel better.