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Losing A Little Weight Is Beneficial For Your Health

Posted by Sanjib Sarkar on Tue, Oct 28, 2008 @ 02:18 AM

   Alternative medicine is not a cure all to all health problems.  Alternative medicines such as homeopathy work best on healthy people with a strong immune system.  Most people do not realize the potential benefits of just losing a few pounds of weight.  This article is done by our guest blogger, Bryan Joseph King, will help show you how just losing a little bit of weight can go a long ways toward improving your overall health.

Losing Weight For Your Health.
It is very clear that gaining even a bit of weight is not good for our health. The same cannot be true for the reverse because losing a little weight is good for our health. You only need to at least loss 5% to gain health benefits so for example your weight is 200 pounds then you only need to loss just 10 pounds.
Losing weight plays a big role in treating and preventing heart disease, heart failure, high blood pressure, unhealthy blood cholesterol levels, type 2 diabetes, and other chronic diseases. With just losing a weight of 5% of body weight can eliminate, reduce, or prevent these conditions in many people that are overweight. It is even better if you can maintain a loss of 10% of your original body weight because it improves the reponse of our body to insulin, controls or prevents high blood pressure, aids blood sugar, and improve triglyceride, LDL cholesterol levels, and HDL cholesterol. The health benefits are better when you lose excess abdominal fat.
Here is a list of some benefits of losing a modest amount of weight, which is loss of 5% to 10% of initial body weight:
- If weight is lost before age 45 then reduce risk of breast cancer.
- Increase in HDL cholesterol incrementally for every BMI change downward of one unit
- Lesser chance of diabetes by 58%.

- Drop blood pressure by 10 points for lost of weight of 20 pounds.

Losing weight is a very big help in preventing diabetes. In a program to prevent diabetes, they recommended weight loss and physical activity components that will dramatically reduce their risk of developing diabetes with a weight loss of just 7%.

Article by: Bryan Joseph King
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Tags: Maintaining Good Health, Weight Loss

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