Just think about things for a moment. Would people advocate going to the local gym more, or eating less if there weren’t obvious benefits. In fact most people will congratulate you if you said “I’m going to find a gym near me” or “I’m going to lose weight”. But why are they praising and what are the real benefits of being a healthy weight/ weight loss? Here we look at the benefits of losing weight in order to achieve a healthier weight. Some you’ll nod your head knowingly in recognition, and some will come straight out of left field and shock you. So read on…
If you lose weight you can expect to enjoy a better night’s sleep, and given that so many of us complain of always being tired, then this is a great first reason to make that decision.
It will improve, as will your sex drive and furthermore your sexual performance, now that’s got to be a good thing for everyone right?
Perhaps it is no coincidence putting this one next, but people have found that their overall mood improves with a loss of weight.
Excess weight puts an added workload on the body and the joints. So a little weight loss will ease any pain that you may feel in the knees or feet and can help reduce the risk of arthritis in later life, as your joints will of course be working less hard in the first place.
You skin will improve when you shed the pounds, which will help your mood also.
Many people suffer stress directly related to their perceived body image. By improving fitness and losing weight and by going to the local gym, these are all factors in reducing your levels of stress. Stress is never a positive.
You’ll probably spend money at the local gym, but you will be saving it as your shopping bill reduces through sheer volume alone, let alone the cost of unhealthy foods and treats etc. There will be a positive upside in your wallet.
Improved fitness associated with a healthier weight can in fact impact positively on your memory.
You’ll love food more, that’s right, as you get to know it better it is likely that you’ll improve as a cook, try new and adventurous things, get a better taste for ingredients and have a healthier relationship with the fuel you feed your body.
This will in turn help reduce the onset of mild ailments like colds etc. and will likely need to visit your GP less. Plus, psychologically, a healthy body, the right food and use of the local gym and exercise will help improve your mental wellbeing too. Many people feel bad when they are overweight and feel better having lost it. You’ll probably develop new levels of self-respect and will in all likelihood live longer too.
People who lose weight, need to be organised, in terms of diet, food, shopping, training, exercise etc. They need to combat old habits and establish new and better ones, and losing weight can therefore spill over into your daily life, making you a sharper, better organised and more fulfilled individual.
Some of these benefits may seem old hat, but you have to admit, you didn’t guess them all. Whatever the reason, losing weight is going to be better for you, and now you know many of the reasons why, so what’s stopping you from getting started?