Health Effects of Being Overweight or Obese

Health Benefits of Keeping Your Weight in Check

Would you consider yourself obese or border-line obese? I want to share this great article from Scott Edward (Scott is a Certified Personal Trainer, a Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, and a member of the International Sports Science Association) explaining the health benefits of keeping your weight in check. Exercise is the perfect way to accomplish your weight goals and avoid succumbing to sugars and fats that contribute to becoming obese…

Reblogged from 2weekstohealth, continue reading

Please note that being overweight means an increased risk of quite a few health-related diseases. These diseases can be life-altering so please learn more about them in these articles. And continue to learn more about how to get, and stay, healthy.

We found this article from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that we found very helpful.
The Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity
Another great article from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIH) that we found worth reading as well:
Health Risks of Being Overweight

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Author: Joan E Wilder

We provide information and motivation focused on the importance of physical activity to our quality of life. It is our hope to help people invest in themselves by staying active throughout their lives. It's that important.

4 thoughts

  1. An extremely important topic affecting more lives than people realize. 7 out of 10 American are pre-diabetic with 90% completely unaware. This disease is viewed as a “condition” rather than a life altering DISEASE. People assume medical physicians can maintain their disease with prescriptions. Not only is this fact untrue, it has resulted in more lost limbs (as a result of amputations), heart attacks, neurologic deficits, blindness and strokes than doctors reveal to their patients. Type 2 diabetes is often a “disease” inflicted by lifestyle choices. It is NOT the unfortunate outcome of simply having “bad genes.”
    Thank you for sharing this important information.

    1. Thank you Doctor Jonathan for stressing just how important this is. I agree most people don’t know the horrors of diabetes – a friend’s mom had multiple amputations before succumbing to the disease and my friend was so mad at her because it was preventable or at least manageable if she exercised and watched her nutrition.
      Thank you again for your input, it’s greatly appreciated!

  2. Thank you for sharing this great post. I think that the fear of exercise (‘I’m too tired’) is a real killer.
    Once people get into it, they really start to enjoy it.

    1. I agree Saguren. Once the commitment is there, and a person gets into exercising regularly, they start to see the extra energy, weight loss, and overall mental attitude benefits. I want to say confidence comes out knowing we can do it. Thank you for spending time with us today Saguren – hope you have a wonderful day!

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