The benefits of Losing Weight:
Wanting to lose weight and achieving our weight loss goals can have a tremendous impact on our physical and psychological health.
Impact on our physical health:
Being overweight or obese is linked with many health problems,
- High cholesterol and atherosclerosis
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease.
- Kidney and liver and liver disease
- Sleep apnea
- Arthritis of the lower limbs
Obesity has reached epidemic proportions. Heart disease and strokes are leading causes of death in the world. About 13 million people die worldwide every year from heart disease and strokes. Diabetes is currently one of the most common causes of death worldwide. Over a million people die every year from diabetes.
Reducing your weight and keeping it off can help you live longer, with a better quality of life. It can also help you get off many of the medications you may be taking for the above-mentioned conditions.
Obese people who begin to lose weight notice changes in their quality of life very quickly. For example, they tend to:
- Sleep better and longer
- Feel more energetic and relaxed
- Become more flexible and strong
- Have reduced pain and stiffness
- Improve control of blood sugar, and reduce cholesterol level and blood pressure
Impact on our psychological health:
The psychological side of weight loss is extremely important for well-being. People that suffer from obesity report significantly more frequent negative mood, less frequent good mood, lower levels of self-acceptance, and a lower likelihood of being “very satisfied” with one’s self. This may be partly due to experiencing discrimination and unkind treatment by strangers, and partly due to the feeling life takes more effort, and it is harder to participate in certain enjoyable activities.
Research shows that losing a significant amount of weight and keeping it off is associated with very positive mental changes. We regularly see that in our practice. Patients consistently report that they feel better on many levels, including:
- Increased self-esteem
- Reduced depressive symptoms
- Improved body image
- Greater social self-confidence
As we’ve emphasized, all of these physical and psychological benefits come from not just losing weight, but keeping it off, which requires permanent lifestyle changes. This is the focus of our ZeroExcuseGo program. Our multidisciplinary approach, backed by cutting-edge technologies such as telemedicine and remote patient monitoring, allows us to help people achieve deep and lasting changes in habits and lifestyle.
The benefits of losing weight go a long way! Visit our website to find out more about our program.