What is weight management?

Weight Management

Most individuals, in one way or the other are involved in weight management. People either eat healthy, exercise or they do both. Healthy living seems to be the name of the game and everyone wants to be successful in losing weight or being healthy.

The majority of people have scanned the nutrition facts section of a consumable product at least once in their life. You may have done this for many reasons. For example, you may have been looking for a sugar free or fat free product. You may have even looked for a product with a small percentage of carbs.

Others, who are armed with more knowledge check labels to see if the product they are about to purchase will keep them within their daily caloric needs. In other words less calories will mean less fat being stored.

Why is weight management essential

Many doctors recommend at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise daily. They also urge individuals to eat their fruits and vegetables daily. Now I know most people associate doctors with health and being able to prevent or cure diseases.

Ever heard the saying "One ounce of prevent is worth a pound of cure"? Well if you can maintain a healthy weight then you can prevent many diseases. Here is a list of some of the diseases associated with poor management of your weight.

  • Heart Disease
  • This causes it to become very difficult to pump blood throughout the body.

  • High blood cholesterol
  • While cholesterol is necessary when there is too much it stays in the body causing plaque to build up and causes artery diseases.

  • Hypertension or high blood pressure
  • When someone is overweight it causes a pressure on the heart because it has to do more work to ensure blood pumps all over the entire body.

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • What researchers know is that excess fat makes the body less responsive to insulin which helps to control blood sugar levels.

  • Stroke
  • This occurs when a brain tissue becomes blocked and is responsible for carrying oxygen and nutrient to the brain. Excess weight increases your chances of getting a stroke.

  • Breathing problems
  • Excess fat around the stomach area means the lungs will have problems expanding. Your chest wall becomes heavy and difficult to move causing you to have problems breathing.

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    These are just some of the diseases associated with poor weight management. Just by looking at these diseases you can see the importance of healthy living. It is also good to know your daily caloric intake so that you will not consume too many calories on a daily basis.

    Don't lose the battle in losing weight. Have a good meal plan and workout regime to ensure victory.

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