Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Losing weight not only makes you look good, feel great and gain confidence but it can greatly benefit your body as well. It doesn't really matter how much weight you lose because even a little counts towards the contribution of health. Here are some of the benefits you can reap losing that bulge.
Research has shown that a moderate weight loss of 5-10% of body weight may reduce cardiovascular risk factors. This means that by losing weight, you can reduce your blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides level and improve heart function.
If you have fatty liver, losing weight might be the key to getting rid of the fats from the liver. Research shows that by losing excess weight, not only the fat content in the liver decreases but the storage of fats in the liver is reduced as well. This will improve the overall condition of your liver.
According to studies, if you're obese, weight loss attained through diet and exercise reduces kidney damage and help to maintain kidney function.
If you are overweight that means you are putting a lot of pressure on your joints such as your knees, hips and lower back. Losing even a small amount of weight will help to reduce the pressure, stress and pain on your joints and therefore reduce the risk of developing knee osteoarthritis. According to research, for a woman of normal height, for every 5 kg weight loss the risk of knee oasteoarthritis dropped by more than 50%.