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The Nine Benefits of Losing Weight

Updated on May 29, 2013


There are many people walking the streets today who can be classified as obese and therefore, need to lose weight in order to live a healthy lifestyle. There are several benefits one can get out of losing weight. Today, three out of every ten Americans are categorized as obese. Figuratively speaking, this makes USA the most obese country in the world. Something needs to be done to lower these figures. How do we stand to benefit from weight loss?

Improves your physique

You stand to benefit from a light, prim, lean body frame that increases your frames agility in your day to day endeavors. Daily jobs, chores and tasks become easier to handle. We look up to a better day than when weight bogs us down. Weight loss greatly improves your chassis by building your bodily properties. Expect many heads to turn in admiration of your improved physique, be you a man or woman. Low self-esteem will be a thing of the past.

Reduces general fatigue

Obesity loads us with extra weight that we don’t really need. Any attempt at small tasks tires us quickly. We are more prone to postpone today’s work to tomorrow whose arrival we dread. Life becomes one big ragged mountain to climb. Fatigue bogs us down. We wish other people would work tasks on our behalf. We do little with excess weight. Weight loss reduces fatigue in the long ran.

 "Fat" by Michelle Meiklejohn
"Fat" by Michelle Meiklejohn | Source

Weight reduction lowers the risk of high blood pressure

Several studies indicate that obesity or too much weight could lead to high blood pressure. High blood pressure has taken blame as a cause of death. No wonder many brand it the silent killer. Many have succumbed to death through high blood pressure. The best natural way of controlling one’s weight is to follow an overall low fat high fiber diet.

Weight reduction helps to improve our quality of sleep

A person suffering from excess weight has great difficulties finding a comfortable position for total relaxation. Their sleep is often interrupted in attempts to locate comfortable positions. This works negatively on the general quality of sleep. More often than not, discomfort in posture during sleep leads to snoring. Studies indicate that snoring is an indicator of more health-related issues. In order to sleep soundly, one needs to lower their weight.

The lowering of weight prevents heart-related ailments

A gain in one’s weight often comes with excess body fats which clog one’s veins and heart thereby restricting the smooth flow of blood. An over-taxed heart leads to heart-related ailments, which ought to be prevented at all costs. Lowering of one’s weight ensures such excess fats are eliminated.

Improves your energy levels

Obese persons tend to tire much more easily than those without extra weight. Most of their energy is used up in carrying their heavier bodies from point A to point B. Weighty people tire at the slightest of tasks. Lower weight therefore improves one’s energy levels, enabling them to work much more efficiently.

Lowers bad cholesterol

There is need to reduce the bad cholesterol in our bodies before causing damage to our hearts. Bad cholesterol is the prime cause of heart. Fruits, soluble fiber, low fat dairy products, legumes, garlic and onions do a wonderful job of lowering bad cholesterol while eating healthy. It is advisable to lower your weight to reduce bad cholesterol in your body.

Lower body weight Improves the flow of blood

Our hearts are overly taxed when trying to pump blood through clogged veins along lengthy, winding channels. Overworking this power station is not healthy considering the fact that our hearts are condemned to serve us throughout our lifetimes. Your heart needs a break. If given a chance to speak, your heart would whine. Get rid of extra weight in order to give your heart a break. This will in turn improve the general flow of blood through our veins, thereby granting your hearts an easier load.

It is often said that an elephant is better off on its feet. This ensures blood circulation is not interfered with as is bound to happen when the animal sits or lies down. Too much pressure is required in this position to pump blood through its huge body while penetrating through its constricted veins due to excess weight. People need to lower weight to improve the flow of blood.

Long life

Generally speaking, our aspiration for longer life can be realized through knowledge of what to eat or avoid while living a healthy life style. A lean body will have fewer problems compared to an obese body. By reducing one’s weight, you will be eradicating a host of problems that accompany excess weight. While leaner individuals will live longer, heavier ones may not be that lucky. Therefore, it is more advisable to loss excess weight in order to live a long life.


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  • Anjili profile image

    Anjili 5 years ago from planet earth, a humanoid

    Thanks Eiddwen,

    I'm glad you found something interesting. You are most welcome

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    Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

    Interesting and very useful


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    Anjili 5 years ago from planet earth, a humanoid

    You got it. Sleep aids recovery after tissue damage. It enables the body to heal better without interference. Also, a lean fellow gets quality sleep compared to one who is not. Therefore, weight loss has real positive effects. Thanks for visiting and have a nice week.

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    Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

    Great job. I find, as your article stated, that my sleep is wonderful when I include a daily regiment of exercise. I also think much clearer as well.

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    Anjili 5 years ago from planet earth, a humanoid

    Thanks carol7777 for your encouraging remarks on this article and thank God you are in good shape. Many are struggling to lower their weights as statistics of those requiring help increase. You are most welcome

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    carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

    I always enjoy reading hubs on weight. Fortunately I am in trim conditions. But I find it horrifying all the obesity that exists..epidemic proportions. Great hub,