Why Bother Losing Weight?
When faced with the decision between delicious foods that aren’t very good for you and healthy foods that don’t taste good, many opt for the foods that taste good. All of the temptations around us can make you wonder whether you should really bother losing weight. It seems like a lot of trouble, but is it really worth it?
The answer is yes. There are a number of ways that losing weight can improve your life: Improved fitness. As you lose weight, it becomes easier and easier to do physical activities, especially if you are incorporating exercise into your weight loss plan. This means that you can play with your children without getting tired out so quickly or do more activities on your next vacation. You’ll no longer have to worry about huffing and puffing on a hike or being too overweight to have fun at the water park.
Go off of medication. Many diseases are either caused by or made worse by a high BMI. As you lose weight, you may find that the rest of your body becomes healthier as well and you won’t have to take these medicines anymore. Don’t stop taking them on your own, though! Be sure to discuss the possibilities with your doctor.
Live longer. Studies have shown that people that exercise and maintain a healthy weight live longer. Enough said.
More energy. Junk foods can make you lethargic. When you lose weight by changing to a healthy diet and exercising, you’ll find that you have more energy to do the things that you need to do. You’ll also sleep better at night, waking up more refreshed and ready to start the day.
Less pain. Heavier people experience more pain for a variety of reasons—the added strain of carrying around the extra weight and muscle stiffness from inactivity, for example. By moving more and more and getting rid of your extra weight, you’ll feel lighter and experience less pain in your body.
It’s true that losing weight can be a long and hard journey for some people. However, the health benefits simply cannot be discounted. Give it a try and see how you feel!