Top Reasons for Restoring Your Health
For most people, the decision to lose weight centers around wanting to look great in a pair of jeans or a bathing suit. While that can be great motivation, there are more important motivators to consider. From reducing your risk of serious diseases to enjoying a better night of rest, here’s a look at some of the best reasons to get fit and healthy.
Reason #1 – Lower Your Risk of Cancer
When you’re obese, you have a significantly higher risk of developing many different types of cancer, including breast, pancreatic, uterine, kidney, bowel, throat, and gall bladder cancers. Losing weight lowers that risk.
Reason #2 – Improve Fertility
If you’re a woman who wants to have children, losing weight can improve fertility. Obese women have more difficulty getting pregnant, and being overweight increases the risk of preeclampsia and gestational diabetes if you do get pregnant.
Reason #3 – Make Your Ticker Happy
When you have extra fat around the heart or your blood vessels, blood flow is restricted, increasing your risk of a heart attack. When you lose weight, you’ll make your ticker happy, since blood will flow more easily, reducing your risk of heart related health problems.
Reason #4 – Rest Better at Night
Getting fit and healthy can also help you rest better at night. Obstructive sleep apnea is a common problem among individuals who are obese, and this disease can make you feel tired and groggy throughout the day. Individuals with sleep apnea also have a greater risk of stroke, heart disease, heart failure, and diabetes.
Reason #5 – Longer Life Expectancy
Do you want to make the most of your life? Losing weight can help you enjoy a longer life expectancy. If you’re 80 pounds overweight, you reduce your life expectancy by a minimum of 10 years. Being excessively overweight also lowers your quality of life. Lose weight and you’ll enjoy a longer life and a happier, healthier life.
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