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Losing Weight Lowers Your Risk of These Common Conditions

Losing weight can be challenging. That may be one of the reasons why about 70% of Americans are obese or overweight. Other reasons why Americans have such a hard time slimming down are that they’re too busy to exercise or shop for and cook healthy foods. 

At the Center for Women’s Health, we want to motivate you to lose the excess pounds. One way to get motivated to lose weight is to learn all the health benefits you get from losing even just a small amount of weight. Read on to find out all the common conditions for which you lower your risk by slimming down, and the bonus social benefits as well.  

Health conditions you can worry less about after losing weight

Being overweight puts a significant strain on your heart and joints. In addition to increasing your risk for heart issues and joint and mobility problems, the excess weight can raise your risk for a slew of health issues. These include:

The good news is that you don’t have to lose a lot of weight to improve your health, and you don’t have to lose it quickly. In fact, research shows that those who lose a pound or two a week have better success at keeping it off. And losing just 5-10% of your total weight helps lower your risk for many conditions mentioned above.  

Social benefits of losing weight

In addition to improving your health, losing weight can also help improve your life. For starters, you may sleep better. You may decrease your level of stress and boost your energy and self-confidence.  

Other social benefits of losing weight include:

Best weight-loss program

The best weight-loss program is different for every person. It’s a program that you can stick to for an extended period — or for life. At the Center for Women’s Health, our specialists offer education and support for your weight-loss goals through the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method. 

This program is a low-calorie, low-carbohydrate plan that you supplement with partial meal replacements and one-on-one personalized coaching. As you lose weight on the program, you receive education and support to help you keep going and to maintain your new healthy weight.  

If you’re interested in learning more about how the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method can help you lose weight and keep it off and how it can reduce your risk for numerous health conditions, contact us at the Center for Women’s Health in Wichita, Kansas, by calling or making an appointment through our online system.

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