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Friday, March 20, 2009

The Importance of Weightloss

Is Weight Loss Important?
If you are happy with your weight, you are one of the few people in the world, but should be given kudos for your positive outlook on life and your body. However, losing weight still may be needed. Many people who are heavy say that they are happy with their physical image, but the fact remains that weight loss in order to achieve a healthy well being is very important. There are a number of reasons you should consider losing weight, even if you don’t mind having more to love. First of all, if you are overweight, you are at risk for a number of health issues. The first health risk you will probably develop is heart disease. This leads to a heart attack. Most heart attacks are fatal. Heart disease occurs when you heart has to pump very hard to push the blood to the body. This causes it to become over worked . This can occur because you are overweight, or can be caused by high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
With heart disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels, you are at risk for a stroke. Strokes occur when blood, and oxygen, cannot reach the brain. This can happen because of high cholesterol. With high cholesterol, fatty deposits build up on your artery walls. This is known as plaque. If a piece of it breaks off and travels to the heart, it is what causes a heart attack. The same piece of broke off plaque can travel to the brain to cause a stroke. Being overweight is bad for women who want to become pregnant. When a woman is overweight, the hormones in her body are changing, and if she doesn't get the right nutrition she may find that her body does not produce the right chemicals for the hormones she needs to ovulate or carry a child. Even if she becomes pregnant, being overweight puts her at risk for a miscarriage. This can also cause health problems for the fetus.
Being overweight can have an effect on your daily life. You may find difficulties when purchasing clothing in your size and you might find that clothing that comes in larger sizes costs more. This is because the manufacturer needs more material to manufacture a like article of clothing. Problems beyond shopping, like visiting theme parks, where you might be to large to ride some of the rides, or to use public transportation. You may feel to cramped in seats made for smaller people. Dropping weight, even if you are currently happy with your current weight, is a healthy and smart option, until you reach a healthier weight.
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