Do you lack the right motivation to lose weight


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Obesity is the second leading cause of death after smoking. It is associated with an increased mortality rate of all ages including children. Losing weight though commercialized is still to your benefit if you carry more weight than you should.
Obesity and overweight are term often used interchangeably. However, technically they refer to two different states.

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Do you lack the right motivation to lose weight

  1. 1. Get some good reasons here Obesity is the second leading cause of death after smoking. It is associated with an increased mortality rate of allages including children. Losing weight though commercialized is still to your benefit if you carrymore weight than you should.Obesity and overweight are term often used interchangeably. However, technically they refer totwo different states.Being overweight technically means excess body mass. This includes all the body tissues.Obesity on the other hand refers explicitly to excess body fat e.g. a professional heavy weightbody builder is overweight because of excess muscles but is not obese.Obesity is what should concern you. Losing weight is no longer an issue you can afford toprocrastinate, and probably a good health scare is in order.1 Reason to lose weight - DiabetesIt is well known that 80 -90% of type-two-diabetes patients are overweight. Diabetes is the thirdleading cause of death in the U.S., as well as the leading cause of adult blindness in the world.One of the direct causes of obesity is eating wrong foods. Some of these wrong foods includehigh glycemic foods. High glycemic foods are energy dense foods that quickly increase the levelof blood glucose in your body after been eaten. This results to the body reserving theunnecessarily high glucose/energy into fat. This makes losing weight very difficult.Releasing a hormone called insulin does this. Type-Two-diabetes occurs because the bodycannot produce enough insulin to remove the excess blood glucose and store it as body fat. Thiswill occur after straining insulin production for some time. And thats how you end up being fatand diabetic.2 Reason to lose weight - Arteriosclerosis
  2. 2. Obesity is associated with arteriosclerosis, the buildup of fatty deposits in the arteries throughoutyour body. This makes them narrow slowing blood flow and among other things increases risk ofthe blood clotting. Arteries at risk include those supplying blood to the brain. If clotting occursdue to narrowed artery, it blocks blood supply to an area of the brain resulting to stroke. Losingweight reduces this risk.3 Reason to lose weight - CancerThe World Health Organization (WHO) estimates between 25% - 33% of cancer worldwide areoverweight and physical inactivity related. Body fat evidently promotes higher levels of insulinproduction and excess estrogens, a hormone. Both insulin and estrogens accelerate cell division.Probably to create adipose tissue; new fat cells to store fat, in addition to the regular cell divisionAs research has indicated, the faster cells duplicate the more they increase chances of acancerous cell developing. The situation is further complicated as the rapid cell division causedby the excess hormones lead also to rapid cell reproduction of the one cancerous cell, hencecancer starts to develop actively. In addition fat cells tend to keep carcinogenic i.e. cancer-causing agents, trapped in the body which increases chances of developing cancer.Types of cancers you will be at high risk to get include:· Breast cancer· Colorectal cancer· Prostate cancer· Endometrial cancer· Esophageal cancer· Renal cell cancer4 Reason to lose weight - Respiratory problemsObesity causes lungs to "become smaller" in size and chest wall become heavier to lift in theprocess of breathing in. The most common respiratory problem is sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is acondition where by an individual stops breathing for some time while asleep. A soft tissue in thethroat collapses around the air way probably due to weight, blocking it. For the severely obesesleep apnea may get more complicated with hypoventilation. Hypoventilation is accumulation oftoxic levels of carbon dioxide (the gas we breathe out) in the blood, due to inadequate breathing.Losing weight would be the only permanent safe and healthy solution to sleep apnea.5 Reason to lose weight - Varicose veins
  3. 3. The leg and thigh muscles assist the heart in blood circulation just like most large muscles in thebody. They are involved in pumping blood against gravity back to the heart with the help ofvalves that close to avoid a backward flow. Pressure as a result of a large abdomen may increasethe work load on the valves eventually causing damage. Damaged valves then allow for blood toback up, due to gravity, causing high pressure in these veins leading to swelling, thickening ofskin and skin ulcers.6 Reason to lose weight - High Blood PressureThe BMI (Body Mass Index) and age together is the strongest indicator of risk of hypertension orhigh blood pressure. At least a third of hypertension is related to obesity.7 Reason to lose weight - Other DiseasesOther diseases which MAY occur as a result of being overweight include; >· Gout· Coronary heart disease· Lower back pains· Osteoarthritis· Rheumatoid Arthritis· Gall stones· Pregnancy disorders such as· Neural tube defect· Prenatal mortality· Maternal hypertension· Gestational diabetes etc.· Impaired immune response· Liver disease· Pancreatitis· Bad body smell
  4. 4. · DepressionJoin us at if you need a quick start to begin instead of fooling yourself by excuses.Research shows that even modest weight loss of even 10 pound for the overweight significantlyreduces the risk of developing these diseases.Maybe this isnt the motivation for losing weight for you, but I hope it at least made you aware ofthe possible dangers to your body overweight can do.