The Key To A Healthier You: 3 Reasons To Maintain A Healthy Body Weight
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Kaelin Tuell Poulin ‧ Former IFBB Pro athlete and Co-founder of LadyBoss Weight Loss
The worst thing you can do for your self-esteem and confidence is to convince yourself that you are just fine to gain a few pounds. While a couple of extra pounds on an already healthy frame will not really make a difference, those few pounds can be the starting point for a downhill slope that you want to run away from and ruin your healthy body weight.
Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is important for your overall health and can help prevent and control many diseases and conditions. To help you understand why this is so, take a few moments to reflect on the following reasons why it is so important to make sure that you always achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
#1. You Will Live Longer
You already know that you have a lot to live for. But if you allow yourself to stop worrying about maintaining a healthy body weight, you will find it much harder to stay that way for a long time.
Excess body fat increases inflammation and cell damage, putting overweight older adults at increased risk of cognitive impairment, dementia, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. You want to be around for your friends, your family, your pets, your work and all the future adventures you have in store.
#2. You Will Be An Inspiration
Do you have any young girls in your family? Whether it is your own daughter, your younger cousin, or a niece, you want to be an inspiration to her.
Even if you are in a slump and feel as though you could really care less about your own health at the moment – it is likely that you care a lot for the health of your young relative or friend.
By staying a healthy weight, you will show her:
You Will Look Better And Feel More Comfortable
#3. You Will Feel More Attractive
This is not to say that a woman who carries a little extra weight cannot feel or be attractive. However, many women find that their self-esteem is automatically affected in one way or another when they start to pack on the pounds.
Losing weight is just as important for your emotional health as it is for your physical health. If you want to avoid this, you will want to maintain a healthy weight for as long as possible. You will look better and feel more comfortable in the clothes you like to wear.
The Bottom Line
With all these reasons in mind, it should be easy to see why you want to do your best to make sure you always maintain a healthy body weight. Achieving a healthy weight can also help you feel more energetic and empowered, and improve your self-esteem.
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Maintaining a healthy body weight isn't just a number on the scale; it's about creating a harmonious balance between the functional components of your body. Being overweight puts a strain on virtually every system in the body, from the heart to the skeletal structure, and increases the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. In essence, a healthy weight is the foundation for a vibrant, disease-free life.
Being overweight is like a millstone around the neck of your cardiovascular system. It puts you at greater risk of high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and heart disease. On the other hand, maintaining a healthy weight through diet and exercise can significantly reduce these risks, protecting your body's engine room.
Every extra pound you carry puts extra pressure on weight-bearing joints such as the knees and hips. This not only accelerates wear and tear on these vital joints, but also aggravates conditions such as arthritis. Reducing body weight, even by a small percentage, can dramatically reduce joint stress and increase joint longevity.
Indeed, mental health and body weight have a bidirectional relationship. Being overweight often leads to problems with self-esteem, social isolation and even depression. Conversely, good mental health makes it easier to make lifestyle choices that contribute to a healthy weight. Maintaining an optimal weight can therefore be seen as a holistic approach to wellbeing.
A healthy weight means a more efficient metabolism. Excess fat, especially around the abdomen, is metabolically active and can lead to insulin resistance, increasing the risk of type 2 diabetes. Maintaining a healthy weight ensures that your metabolism works optimally, processing nutrients efficiently and maintaining stable blood glucose levels.
In fact, carrying excess weight, particularly around the neck and chest, can lead to disrupted breathing and sleep apnoea. Maintaining a healthy weight improves lung function and breathing patterns, leading to more restful, rejuvenating sleep.
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