Carrying excess weight is more than an aesthetic issue. While wanting to look your best is a valid reason for weight loss, the benefits of healthy weight control are not only life-changing but also life-saving!
Our expert team of medical providers at Arundel Medical Group, Inc. in Glen Burnie, Maryland, provides customized treatments to help you reach a healthy weight range so that you can reap all of these advantages.
Take a few minutes to learn more about weight loss, including three valuable reasons to take it seriously.
1. Losing excess weight can protect you from significant diseases
If you’re overweight, losing even 5-10% of your weight can offer significant benefits. In other words, if you currently weigh 200 pounds, losing even 10 pounds could reduce your risk for obesity-related conditions.
Losing weight can help protect you against:
- Certain types of cancer, such as breast and prostate
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
- Type 2 diabetes
Given that these conditions can become life-threatening, managing or preventing them through healthy weight control could add years to your life.
2. Healthy weight means better sleep
Losing excess pounds may also help you sleep more soundly and with greater ease. In a study conducted at the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine, researchers found that losing weight, whether through dietary changes, exercise, or both improved participants' sleep by about 20%.
And when you sleep better, it’s easier to maintain your healthy body weight. That’s because getting sufficient nightly sleep helps keep your appetite and energy levels stable.
Weight control also lowers your risk for sleep apnea, a dangerous disease that causes breathing interruptions during sleep, exhaustion, and fatigue.
3. Healthy weight control can bolster your self-esteem
Taking care of yourself in ways that promote weight control can help you feel more self-reliant and more confident about your appearance. You may find that you feel more comfortable in social situations, interacting with colleagues, or when having your photo taken.
And working with a supportive team, such as ours at Arundel Medical Group, Inc., can help ensure that you go about weight control safely to attain success.
We offer personalized weight loss plans based on your specific needs. Depending on your overall health and preferences, yours might include dietary and exercise guidance, diagnosis and treatment for any medical condition fueling your weight gain, prescription weight loss medication, and ongoing maintenance support.
To learn more about weight control or get the support you need, call our office or request an appointment via this website.