Losing a significant amount of weight is one of the best things you can do for your overall health. At a healthier weight, you will have fewer aches and pains, a lower risk of medical diseases and a longer life expectancy.
Weight loss can change your life in other, more surprising ways. Read on as the team at Endobariatric sheds light on some of the lesser-known benefits of weight loss.
Exercise Is Enjoyable
Without those extra pounds putting pressure on your joints, exercise becomes enjoyable. And when it’s fun, you are more likely to do it regularly. You might start out by taking short walks and slowly work yourself up to other fitness activities, such as weightlifting, running, dancing or more. The sky is the limit.
Your Social Network Expands
When you feel good about the way you look, you are more likely to expand your social network. You may feel more motivated to socialize with new and existing social circles and if you are single, feel confident enough to start dating. You may also open yourself up to new friends that you meet through activities like exercise classes or group sports.
You Start or Grow Your Family
If you are a woman of childbearing age that hopes to start or grow your family, losing weight makes it easier to get pregnant and deliver a healthy baby. Men can also improve their odds of fathering a biological child by losing weight.
Others Start to Admire You
Don’t be surprised when your courage and commitment to weight loss inspires those around you. Most people will be impressed by your fortitude and feel inspired by your journey. Let yourself soak up their positive energy, as you have worked hard to get to where you are!
Fewer Medications to Take
Slimming down can help improve or even resolve obesity-related health conditions (e.g., diabetes, blood pressure or cholesterol medications). Even if these conditions do not completely go away, you might be able to take less medication to control them.
Save Money on Health Care
At a healthy weight, you are less likely to spend as much money on medical bills and prescription drugs for chronic obesity-related illnesses.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you would like additional information about the surprising benefits of significant weight loss, Dr. Guillermo Alvarez and the Endobariatric team invite you to schedule a consultation with us. Give us a call or send us an email today.
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