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6 Ways Losing Weight Can Change Your Life

Aug 16, 2023
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Carrying extra weight and want to lose it? Losing weight can significantly improve your health and quality of life. Keep reading to learn the benefits of losing those extra pounds and how we can help.

If you’re carrying excess weight, don’t feel alone. About three-quarters of adults in America are overweight, and nearly 43% are obese. 

Weight challenges increase your risk of severe health conditions, including cancer, liver disease, heart disease, mental health disorders, and infertility. It can also make it challenging to enjoy your favorite activities.  

The good news is that losing weight improves your health. At Physicians WEIGHT LOSS Centers Pompano Beach, our care team offers multiple strategies to help you lose weight and restore your health, including: 

  • Personalized counseling
  • Weight loss programs
  • Wellness injections

We also believe in the power of patient education. Our team knows that you will likely make better decisions when you fully understand how your choices impact your health. 

That’s why we created this brief guide outlining six ways losing weight can change your life. Keep reading to learn more! 

1. You will improve your cholesterol  

Weight challenges are connected to unhealthy cholesterol numbers. That means having a higher level of “bad” cholesterol, called LDL, and a lower level of “good” cholesterol, called HDL. 

You can improve your cholesterol by losing even small amounts of weight, such as 1-3% of your body weight or 5-10 pounds. That lowers your risk of multiple heart-related issues and other health problems like gallbladder disease.  

2. Your blood pressure will decrease

Losing weight helps lower your blood pressure. That is beneficial because high blood pressure is known as a “silent killer,” causing or contributing to over 500,000 deaths in America per year.

Studies have shown if your blood pressure is high, every pound you lose can reduce your numbers by a point. Talk to your Physicians WEIGHT LOSS Centers Pompano Beach provider for personalized tips.  

3. Reverse or prevent type 2 diabetes

Weight challenges increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Of all cases of diabetes in the United States, 95% are type 2 diabetes. 

You can keep your blood sugar levels manageable by losing the extra pounds and maintaining a healthy weight. That helps reverse type 2 diabetes if you have it and prevent the condition from developing for those at risk!  

4. Lowers your risk for many cancers

Being overweight increases your risk of developing cancer. What’s more? The heavier you are, the greater your risk becomes.

Researchers believe inflammation, blood vessel growth, increased abnormal cells, hormone imbalances, and elevated insulin associated with carrying extra weight are linked to developing cancer. 

Fortunately, losing weight helps lower your risk for most cancers, including: 

  • Endometrial cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Colorectal cancers
  • Stomach cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gallbladder cancer

Although these types of cancer have been linked strongly to excess body weight, losing weight helps lower your risk for almost all types of cancer. 

5. Boost your mood

There is a direct link between mental health disorders, such as anxiety and depression, and being overweight. Although mental health is complex and losing weight won’t cure depression, studies show that losing weight increases self-confidence, overall mood, and outlook. 

6. Get much better sleep 

There are countless studies supporting how weight challenges reduce sleep quality. When you lose weight, not only will your sleep improve, but you’ll feel more rested, energized, and be in a better mood.

In addition, you’ll lower your chances of developing health conditions that affect your quality of sleep, including:

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Asthma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sleep apnea

Ready to join the path to better health through a personalized weight-loss plan? Schedule an appointment online today with Physicians WEIGHT LOSS Centers Pompano Beach.