We all are aware of the health problems associated with obesity. But we are not worried about it till somebody from our family develops a heart problem or diabetes. Then we begin our sessions to lose those extra kilos. Just start by losing 5 kilos this gives us a control over our weight our looks and our health. Even though we may not become thin by losing that 5 kilo it helps in delaying the onset of diseases.
High blood pressure or hypertension is one of the reasons for all the health problems like heart attack, stroke etc. When we lose that 5 kilo our blood pressure is lowered by four points. Weight loss is proved to be an effective way to manage high blood pressure.
By losing those extra kilos we are able to decrease the amount of low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol that clogs the arteries and increase the high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol that cleans our cardiovascular system. A 5 kilo weight loss lowers LDL cholesterol by 20 points.
How will we feel if we are to carry a five kilo grocery bag throughout the day? Sure, we will feel tired by the end of the day; it is the same with those extra kilos we are carrying. When we start losing weight our image gets better and we walk and act with more confidence.
Being over weight shows its effects on the weight- bearing joints like the hip and knees. This leads to arthritis and losing a few kilos lowers the chances of developing arthritis.
Excess weight in our abdomen forces our lungs to work harder while we sleep and the fatty tissue in the throat area decreases the size of our airway when we are lying down. The breathing difficulty leads to snoring and this can be cured by losing a little weight.
Our blood sugar level also comes down when we start losing weight. Most of us are not bothered about our extra weight but once we start losing a little weight it will give us the confidence to lose more weight and this will improve our health.