"40 Things You'll Gain When You Lose Weight" Review

There's more to gain from losing weight than you think. Here are several reasons from the recent weight loss article "40 Things You'll Gain When You Lose Weight" to motivate you in the new year.

MORE ENERGY


Carrying around excess weight is more than psychologically taxing, it’s also a big energy drain. When you’re toting around unwanted pounds, every task takes more energy than when you’re at a healthy weight. When you drop those pounds, your energy level is sure to skyrocket.

Personal Trainer Wisdom: More weight, more work without a doubt. Don't forget that a diet lacking essential nutrients will cause fatigue too. Every bite should have intent...be sure it's nutrient dense.

REDUCED SUICIDE RISK


Depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation are often frightening, life-threatening conditions. Research published in the American Journal of Epidemiology reveals that increased body mass index is associated with increased risk of these conditions, although whether that’s due to social or biological factors is hotly debated.

DECREASED PAIN


Toting around extra pounds is no easy task. If you’re suffering from joint or muscle pain, shedding a few pounds can help lighten your literal and metaphorical loads, decreasing stress and pain levels throughout your body.

Personal Trainer Wisdom: You probably gained weight from eating foods that cause inflammation...which can also lead to physical discomfort and pain.

A SENSE OF COMMUNITY


There’s no denying that it’s not always easy to make friends as an adult, with work being many of our main forms of daily socializing. However, a weight loss program can provide a surprising outlet for your inner social butterfly. Whether you’re attending weight loss meetings or trying out a new class at the gym, losing weight can open up a wealth of social opportunities for you.

LOWER CHOLESTEROL


Fighting back against high cholesterol starts with dropping some pounds. Unfortunately, high cholesterol can have a long list of adverse health effects, from heart attack to stroke, but losing weight can help you get your numbers down and reduce your risk.

LOWER BLOOD SUGAR


Get more energy, lower your diabetes risk, and stave off disease by getting your blood sugar in check today. The simplest solution? Dropping some of those extra pounds you’re packing. Even if you’re not significantly overweight, losing a few pounds can help you maintain more stable blood sugar and improve your overall health.

IMPROVED CONCENTRATION


If you’re having trouble concentrating, it could be something weighing on your waist, not your mind, that’s to blame. Research published in Obesity and Weight Disorders reveals that overweight and obese individuals are more likely to suffer from concentration and memory issues than those at a healthy weight,...so if your academic or job performance is suffering, dropping a few pounds might help.

BETTER SLEEP


A good night’s sleep is one of life’s simplest pleasures, and slimming down can help you achieve it. Sleep apnea can contribute to risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and an early death. In a cruel twist of fate, this often obesity-related disease can actually increase your weight gain, too. Fortunately, losing a few pounds can decrease your sleep apnea risk, leaving you well-rested and making it a pleasure to hit the hay.

EASIER BREATHING


Carrying extra weight is no easy feat, and it puts stress on virtually every part of your body, from your joints to your lungs. If you find yourself panting after a flight of stairs, losing weight can help you increase your cardiovascular health and breathe easier.

IMPROVED FERTILITY


If you’re trying to get conceive, the best thing you can do to improve your chances (after queueing up the Barry White and lighting a few candles) is to shed a few pounds. Lowering your weight now can also help you have an easier (more comfortable and energetic) pregnancy and deliver your baby with less need for medical intervention.

A HEALTHIER FAMILY


Parents and caregivers are a child’s first role models, so set a healthy example for the little ones in your life by getting into healthier shape, especially if you’re overweight or obese. Not only will developing a pattern of healthy eating and regular exercise influence the habits of the kids in your life, research suggests that having an overweight mother can increase your risk of ADHD, proving that weight loss can make a major impact on entire generations of family.

MORE MONEY


If you’re an impulsive snacker, those little treats can really add up. If you spend just six dollars on snacks a day — that’s about the price of a latte and a candy bar — you’re adding nearly $2200 to your annual expenses. Opt for healthier foods you make at home, like tasty smoothies, and you’ll have a padded wallet by the end of the year.

Personal Trainer Wisdom: Despite what you heard, a healthy diet isn't more expensive. Don't believe me? Fill up your grocery cart with only plant-based items (aka produce) and see.

LOWER C-SECTION RISK


Being overweight or obese can increase your risk of needing a C-section and increase your risk of adverse outcomes, like infection, following the surgery. Slimming down before you plan to get pregnant can reduce your risk of undergoing the invasive and costly procedure and reduce your chances of having a child who struggles with weight issues, too.

FEWER HEADACHES


Many of the conditions associated with obesity, from high blood pressure to anxiety, can be major contributors to those pounding headaches you’ve been experiencing, but shedding a few pounds ends can help you live ain free.



What else do you think you'll gain when losing weight?

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Article Credit:

Author: Michael Moody Fitness with excerpt sourced from the article " 40 Things You'll Gain When You Lose Weight " on MSN.com.
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