January is Healthy Weight Awareness Month. Yes, we all know we should try to maintain a healthy weight. In this article we are going to look at the whole weight/ health picture from a different perspective. Instead of looking at why being overweight is bad, we are going to take a look at why being a healthy weight is so good. Here are just a few of the many benefits of achieving, and maintaining, a healthy weight:
Improve Heart Health
If you are overweight your heart has to work much harder. This is for a number of reasons; there is, quite simply, more of you, more blood vessels, more tissue that needs a supply of oxygen and nutrients. Your heart has to work harder to get the blood around your body and as your heart pumps blood through your excess weight, your other organs won’t get as many of the nutrients in the blood as they would if you were a healthy weight. It’s like preparing dinner for 4 people but 8 turn up; everyone gets a little food but they are all hungry after the meal.
In Short, being overweight diverts precious nutrition from the organs to the excess fat and tissue that have “turned up” uninvited.
By getting rid of the uninvited, unwanted excess weight, you can take the pressure off your organs, regaining a good blood supply and relieving some of the pressure on your heart. This will enable your heart to work more efficiently, reducing the risk of heart attack, angina and high blood pressure.
Reduce Diabetes Risks
It is a myth that all people with type 2 diabetes are overweight. However, being overweight will put you at much greater risk of developing the condition. If you have type 2 diabetes, losing weight is a great way of helping you to control the condition. Numerous studies have shown that weight loss surgery is, in itself, an effective and safe treatment for type 2 diabetes.
Even if you don’t have type 2 diabetes, by losing weight and doing your best to keep your body healthy, you will be able to dramatically lower your risks of developing the condition.
How you sleep may seem insignificant alongside the other benefits of being a healthy weight. However, if you have suffered from the exhaustion, low energy levels and general discomfort that come from being overweight, you will know just how precious a good night’s sleep is. Poor sleep patterns can lead to depression, overeating and yet more weight gain. In contrast, by losing a little weight you will sleep a lot better.
People snore in their sleep as the result of the airway narrowing, causing the air to vibrate through the windpipe. If you are overweight, you are likely to carry more weight around your neck and throat. This causes your airway to be more obstructed, resulting in more snoring.
In some cases, snoring can be indicative of a condition called sleep apnea. This is a condition where the airways become so blocked whilst asleep that the person stops breathing; they need to wake up in order to start breathing again. People with sleep apnea wake up many times every night, although they will often not have any recollection of waking.
This disturbed sleep pattern, oxygen deprivation and lack of sleep can result in serious complications, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, sexual dysfunction, memory problems and compromised immune system.
At Weight Loss Surgery Mexico we offer a range of weight loss surgery procedures tailored to the needs and physical condition of our patients. With a world leading bariatric surgeon, on site counselling, nutritionist and our 5 star facilities, we will help you to consider not where you are today, but the many physical, emotional and health benefits of where you are going.
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