Lose to Win: Benefits of Weight Loss

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What are the benefits of losing weight?

Lose to Win: Benefits of Weight Loss

If you are more than 10 pounds overweight, losing weight will have significant positive effect on your health. Some of the benefits of losing weight include a reduction of susceptibility to the following health risks:

Health Risks of Being Overweight:

Heart Disease and Stroke

If you are overweight, you might have the following conditions that may leave you susceptible to heart disease and stroke:

  • High Blood Pressure, which is a major risk factor for both heart disease and stroke.
  • High blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, which can also lead to heart disease.
  • Angina: Being overweight contributes to the possibility of angina since the extra weight can cause the chest pain created by decreased oxygen to the heart.

Type Two Diabetes

Type Two Diabetes has been associated with being overweight.

Cancer

Being overweight is associated with a higher risk of cancer of the uterus, gallbladder, cervix, ovary, breast and colon cancer.

Osteoarthritis

Since women tend to gain weigh around their lower bodies, one of the benefits of losing weight include relief from the knee and back pain caused by osteoarthritis. In fact, exercise may even be able to prevent osteoarthritis.

   

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