Benefits of Losing Weight


Weight Loss has obvious advantages and for the most part, staying healthy and within your comfortable weight scale converts into a longer life. At times it does appear that many are trying to lose weight around the same time, typically leading into the summer.

Actually, there are a number of reasons why a person may want to lose weight, and most of these reasons are justified. Weight loss does not have great advantages, assuming the reasons are related to good mental and physical health and overall wellness.

However, in some cases, peer pressure, typically in females may drive a person to fall into the traps of eating disorders and suddenly drop body weight to unconventional levels which require intervention and professional help.

Body Mass Index

What defines a person as overweight? Currently, the medical rule of thumb is to apply a person's actual weight over their height. The BMI Chart is used to represent a person's risk level as it relates to possible overweight issues. BMI is the measurement tool that plots a person's weight against their height. Once your BMI is established and secured on the chart, you can easily determine your levels of risk; underweight, normal, overweight and obese.

Factors Of Risk

The most obvious plus to weight loss is you will optimize your bodies overall health and immunity to disease and viruses. Once you can determine your Body Mass Index, this will swiftly isolate your risk factor. People who are high risk tend to develop a number of disease and conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, and intestinal disease.

These symptoms can be preceded and more easily treated if you're at an optimum physical and mental condition. Maintaining a healthy weight is something that you and your doctor should talk about in order to optimize your body's immune system. Ultimately, with good council from your doctor, you can make good choices for your body's overall health.


Your body is like a car. If you fill a tank of gas with cheap low octane gas and then fasten heavy baggage on the roof and inside the car so your viscosity is poor and then start the car and drive, how is the car going to perform? Firstly, the wheels will somewhat flatten due to the excess weight, the car is going to struggle down the road, make unnatural noises and stop running very quickly.

We've seen this before and if this scenario continues the result is the car breaks down and stop running far faster than its warranty expires. Imagine now if you will, a lifestyle of eating junk food, no working out, minimal sleep, overworked, and taking care of three small children, handing them off to your spouse as you see each other through the doorway on the way to work or coming home from an 10 hour day. These realities in life require one to pay attention to their bodies and increase your body's capabilities so you can physically and mentally handle all the tasks required in raising a family and maintaining your own personal well being.

This applies to everyone regardless of marital status, age, culture, race, ethnicity, etc. These are global issues and concerns that share one common goal – lose the weight, get healthy and enjoy life!

Source by Richard Waterloo