Your body weight has a profound impact on your health. Excess pounds can put you at a higher than average risk for at least 195 different health problems. These conditions include the nation's leading causes of death- heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, fatty liver disease and certain cancers.
On a more immediate level, overweight or obesity makes it a challenge just to get around. The strain of too much weight can make it hard to do tasks that used to be easier, such as walking your dog, carrying groceries, or even getting in and out of your car.
It can also make your joints ache.
Every extra pound of weight you carry puts 4 extra pounds of pressure on your knees, making 10 pounds feel more like 40.
Losing even a few pounds can make you feel better both mentally and physically, and it can lower your risk of chronic disease.
A modest amount of weight loss, achieved through a healthy diet & exercise program, can slash your risk of developing diabetes.
If you already have diabetes, it can help you manage the disease.
Contact me for more information on how to get started on a healthy lifestyle of exercise and nutrition.