How Good Is Losing Weight?

October 6th, 2009 | by admin |

How good does it feel to be light on your feet? How good does it feel knowing you may live a longer, healthier life?

How well will you sleep knowing you can accomplish most anything you want the next day—your obesity won’t be a barrier?

There are obviously many benefits acquired from losing weight. Though losing weight is admittedly not easy, the long term effects will be of help to anyone who suffers from unwanted and unhealthy excess weight.

The following are some of the remarkable benefits from losing excess weight:

Weight loss often reduces the pain of osteoarthritis

When one weighs a lot, the joints of his or her hips, knees, and lower back have to exert double or triple the effort to carry him or her throughout daily life. This can cause stress and tension on these joints. Weight loss decreases the load these joints must carry, decreasing or eliminating the pain of osteoarthritis.

Weight loss can improve sleep apnea

Or it can eliminate it all together. Sleep apnea is a condition wherein one can temporarily stop breathing for a brief period and then continue to snore heavily. Sleep apnea may result in or sleepiness or drowsiness during the day, and in some people leads to heart failure. Shedding excess weight could help in eliminating this problem.

Weight loss reduces cancer risk

Being overweight has been linked with a number of kinds of cancer. Specially for women, common cancers that are associated with being overweight include cancer of the breast, ovary, gallbladder, uterus, and colon. We are not trying to scare you, but rather to keep you informed. Men are also at risk for cancer if they are overweight. These may include cancer of the prostate, rectum, and colon. Excess weight, a diet high in cholesterol and fat, and lack of exercise should be avoided.

Type 2 Diabetes and weight loss

Diabetes puts one’s life in jeopardy, and reduces lifestyle choices for many people because of its complications. Both types of diabetes, type one and type two have been regularly linked with being overweight. To those who already have diabetes, losing weight and getting regular exercise could help in controlling your blood sugar levels. Start to improve now, but increasing your physical activity. You could simply dance, jog, or walk. Any activity you find enjoyable will help you to do it more regularly, and once that begins to happen, unnecessary weight will slip away.

High blood pressure, stroke, and heart disease reduction

There is a three-in-one benefit gained from losing weight. Researchers have established that stroke and heart disease are among the primary reasons for death and disability in both men and women in the United States. People who are overweight have a serious risk of also having high levels of cholesterol, as well as “blood fat” triglycerides. One type of heart disease, angina, can cause chest pains as well as a decrease in the oxygen available to the heart.

Many heart symptoms strike with little warning. By decreasing your weight by a mere 5 to 10 percent, you may positively decrease the chances of developing heart disease or stroke. The other benefits listed above should be enough to convince anyone that matters of the heart…matter! Now the next step is up to you. Will you take it?

Mary Smith

  1. 7 Responses to “How Good Is Losing Weight?”

  2. By sam on Jan 7, 2010 | Reply

    Is skipping ropes a good workout for losing weight?
    I want to lose weight through out the body but I don’t like running. I can skip ropes really fast for a long time. Is this a good work out for losing weight or will it just make my legs stronger?

  3. By Apathy on Jan 7, 2010 | Reply

    Losing weight wise, I wouldn’t think so. Though it does help. Jumping rope is more like a warmup exercise to get your blood flowing through your body.

    If you were to do it for around 20-30 minutes straight, it could burn the same as a treadmill for 15 minutes or so. Also make sure your diet is good.
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  4. By redwed on Jan 7, 2010 | Reply

    it is a great exercise
    you move your hands, legs
    and you jump a lot….
    sweating you much
    anyway, try to do it until you sweating a lot..
    it is the evidence you burned some calorie
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  5. By Logan on Jan 7, 2010 | Reply

    Its great cardio workout. So yes it will help you lose weight and boost your endurance. I body build and ad that when I’m cutting weight
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  6. By Maximuscle on Jan 7, 2010 | Reply

    Any exercise you do requires energy, to get energy your body uses calories and so the more exercise you do the more calories you burn. Skipping is great if you are really good at it, doing 2 resolutions and skipping for long periods of time for example. If you have to pause alot and your cant skip more than one resolution it is not the best way you could burn calories.
    I also don’t like running. I personally love the cross trainer, rowing and cycling which are effective cardio exercises for maximising your fat burning potential.
    You could also try joining a class, its social, fun and you get a great workout. Spinning is one of the best for weight loss
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  7. By Amandarama on Jan 7, 2010 | Reply

    It seems logical that it would burn a lot of calories, because it gets your heartrate right up! I can’t be sure, sorry.
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  8. By Becky on Jan 7, 2010 | Reply

    Yes skipping rope will burn calories and help you to loose weight . It will also increase your heart rate and strengthen your heart as well as your legs. Increased activity leads to an increase in appetite so you also need to learn good nutrition. Learning what foods are healthy and what portions you need can help you feel better as well as loose weight. Keep in mind that exercise builds muscle which in turn burns more calories. Muscle also weighs more than fat.
    Skipping rope will increase stress to your knees and ankles, so you might want to add some knee exercises to strengthen your knees. It will burn more calories than running, because you are actually using your arms to move the rope. It will also burn more calories than a treadmill. If you want to change your weight a combination of good nutrition and exercise will help you be successful. Good luck.
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