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Health Benefits of Effective Weight Loss
One might ask oneself, "Why lose weight at all?" Shelley and I have worked with thousands of people all seeking to lose weight, all with different core motivations covering the entire spectrum.
At one end of the spectrum is, "I have my reunion coming up," (or some other key event) "and I need to lose 30 pounds." This type of reasoning is a common motivator however it is almost frivolous in comparison to the other end of the spectrum: "If I don't lose this weight, my doctor gives me six months to live!"
Truth of the matter is that if you are overweight (as a majority of Americans are) you need to lose those extra pounds. And every pound you lose is one step closer to a slimmer, healthier you.
Whatever your reason for wanting to shed excessive pounds, the benefits that come from maintaining a healthy weight cannot be over-emphasized. Disproportionate body weight contributes to a host of difficulties ranging from embarrassment and discomfort to illness and premature death that can be avoided by knowing the food-and-weight-loss facts and putting that knowledge into action.
For some, losing a little weight is a matter of vanity. For others it's truly a matter of life and death. Studies show that people who are 40% over what is considered "normal weight" based on criteria such as height, age and sex are twice as likely to die prematurely as a person of healthy weight.
Results from the 2003-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) indicate an estimated 66 percent of adults in the United States are overweight or obese, a ten percent increase over the 1988-1994 study. These extensive studies suggest that overall weight-gain is on the increase.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics' Health, United States, 2006, two-thirds of American adults are overweight and one-third are obese.
With the increasing number of tax-paying American lives at stake, the White House has launched an initiative to decrease these statistics to less than ten percent by the year 2010. We applaud the goal, but ask how they plan to accomplish it? Because even as you read these words, obesity is wreaking havok across America today. And it's taking a heavy toll:
Men who are obese are more likely than non-obese men to develop cancer of the colon, rectum, or prostate. Women who are obese are more likely than non-obese women to develop cancer of the gall bladder, uterus, cervix, or ovaries. Obesity for either sex has also been linked to esophageal and other forms of cancer.
The problem with obesity is not just cosmetic - it is chronic - and besides cancer, obesity leads to a number of disabilities, illnesses and diseases.
Check out these simple facts:
The simple test of measuring one's waist can reveal your chances of being a candidate for a myriad of diseases. For example, the tape measure can indicate the likelihood of a person becoming a Type II Diabetic:
All you have to do is change your waist measurement (the horizontal area centered at the belly button) to less than 35" for women and 40" for men to dramatically improve your chances of avoiding the pitfalls that come from Type II Diabetes.
Losing Only Ten Pounds Can Help!
If you only lose ten pounds of excessive weight, you will cut the chances of contracting cancer by 20-to-30 percent!
Losing 10-to-20 Pounds!
If you lose 10-to-20 pounds of excessive weight, your chances of avoiding Diabetes altogether increase dramatically. Shedding 10-20 pounds also reduces your risk of high blood pressure, stroke, and heart disease. Lowering your blood pressure and cholesterol levels can work miracles.
One Pound Equals Four Pounds!
For every pound that you lose, you reduce the effective weight of four pounds of impact on your knees. (How many overweight folks suffer from knee and joint degeneration? How many could have avoided the accompanying surgery had they lost the weight first?)
Say Goodbye to Depression!
Many sufferers of clinical depression can achieve results from losing excess and maintaining a healthy weight, while normally eliminating the need for drug intervention.
Say Goodbye to Illness!
Other diseases and health problems linked to obesity include:
Women = 35" or more
Men = 40" or more
As we age, our metabolism shifts downward. It's almost as if Mother Nature has assumed that we've come to the end of our propagation-stage. She's done with us, so she begins to shut our bodies down, shifting her attentions to younger people who are better suited for adding numbers to our world's populace.
Ultimately, as we age, Mother Nature would prefer to have us out of the way altogether, to make available more resources for a younger, more fruitful population.
We're putting Mother Nature on notice: "We're onto you, and we're not buying into your program. You best get used to the idea of having us around. We're going to be lean, healthy, and enjoy longevity, whether you like it, or not."
The New, Slimmer, Healthier You!
As we all know, it's not enough to lose the weight.
We've got to keep the weight off.
Note: Any quotations lifted from this site must include the following credit: David M. Masters, author of The DON'T DIET OR EXERCISE System. No other use is permitted without direct authorization from the author.
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- Adult onset diabetes
- Back pain
- Breast cancer
- Breathing difficulties
- Colon cancer
- Decreased lifespan
- Diabetes mellitus
- Fatty liver disease (also called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis or NASH)
- Gallbladder disease and gallstones
- Gastroesophageal reflux, or what is sometimes called GERD. This problem occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter does not close properly and stomach contents leak back-or reflux-into the esophagus
- Gout (another disease affecting the joints)
- Hearing loss
- Heart attack
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Osteoarthritis, a disease in which the joints deteriorate. This is possibly the result of excess weight on the joints
- Prostate cancer
- Pulmonary (breathing) problems, including sleep apnea, which causes a person to stop breathing for a short time during sleep
- Reproductive problems in women, including menstrual irregularities and infertility
- Sleep disorders
- Surgical complications
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