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Benefits of Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Apr 20th 2015 at 10:40 AM

Doctors say it over and over again until they’re blue in the face: maintaining a healthy weight is a critical step in maintaining health. Despite their pleas, however, a lot of people go about their daily lives without a care in regard to diet or exercise until, of course, a health condition sidelines them from enjoying the indulgences.

If you’re trying to get motivated to lose weight and keep it off, there are some compelling reasons to listen to your doctor. Here are just a few of the benefits of maintaining a recommended weight through the consumption of a balanced diet and exercise:

· Reduced risks of developing heart disease

· Reduced risks of suffering stroke

· Reduced risks of developing certain types of cancer

· Reduced risks of developing type two diabetes

· Better control of diabetes if it is present

· Reduced risks of developing osteoporosis

· Increased fertility

· Less wear and tear on the back, knees and joints

· Increased energy levels for better enjoyment of daily life

· Boosted immune system function for fighting off illness and disease

If extra weight or obesity is a problem, there are a number of steps you can take to gain the benefits of maintaining a healthy weight. Start out by altering diet to include healthy, well-rounded meals that are caloric and proportion controlled. Also replace fatty, sugary processed snacks with healthier choices, such as fresh fruits and vegetables.

Exercise, too, is a critical inclusion in a healthy lifestyle. If you haven’t been active in a while, consult with your physician before you get started. Be sure to ease into exercise and try to make it as fun as possible so sticking with a program is easier.

Losing weight can go a long way in helping you feel better. If weight loss is a concern, do be sure to consult your physician or speak to a bariatric surgeon if attempts to lose weight on your own have fallen flat repeatedly in the past.

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One of the most experienced weight loss surgeons in the country – Dr. Nick Nicholson – along with a full staff of surgeons, nurses and other experienced clinicians, help patients reverse obesity with LAP-BAND, Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy and Revisions.

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