Obesity and Your Health
Quite apart from the fact that your body will be in better shape if you lose weight, there are many other health issues that will benefit from a reduction in body fat.
Diabetes is one of the most obvious areas of concern with overweight people with a large number of the population suffering from diabetes and the related health problems that this disease can bring with it. Many people are unaware that diabetes is the leading cause of blindness and is also a major cause of kidney disease. In addition to this, diabetes increases your chance of having heart disease and suffering from a stroke by almost 400%. In men it can also cause erectile dysfunction.
High Blood Cholesterol and High Blood Pressure are also prevalent with people who are overweight.
If you are overweight, you are predisposed to Snoring at night because the fatty tissue at the back of your throat will obstruct your breathing passage when you are lying down and due to this you won't be getting good quality sleep and your energy levels will be reduced accordingly. Losing even a small amount of body fat can reduce your snoring quite considerably and the benefit from getting better quality sleep at night is you will have a lot more energy.
Being over tired also tends to make most people want to eat more food in an attempt to boost energy levels and this only adds to your weight problems so as you can see all these little steps assist each other to help optimize your overall health and well-being. Even a small reduction in body fat can have quite a substantial effect on your overall quality of health and it will also help to reduce the possibility of you suffering from other diseases later in life.
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