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Psychological Benefits of Weight Loss

Psychological Benefits

Muzzafar Hussain Zaman

 

It is relatively well known these days that losing weight can be beneficial to your general health. We all know that obesity is a problem, and we all know that we would be healthier if we were able to lose the weight that we needed to. However, something that a lot of people don’t realise is that being a healthy weight can have a huge impact on your psychological health as well as your physical health.

Lower your chances of depression and anxiety

Being a healthy weight has been proven to lower the chances of suffering from mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety. In recent decades, occurrences of such illness have soared – and it is no coincidence that our lifestyles are becoming unhealthier at the same time.

Boost your happy hormones

When we eat healthily, and have a diet rich in vitamins and minerals, it can be a mood booster. Not only this, but the endorphins that are released whilst we are exercising can help to lift us out of a bad mood almost instantly. Although clinical depression is a problem that often requires medical attention, you may find that getting into a healthy routine of diet and exercise could help you to improve your condition.

Increase your self-esteem

If you have ever wanted to lose weight because you hated what you saw in the mirror, then you will understand just how amazing it can be when you start to see things changing in front of your eyes. When you have previously been slim, and weight gain has crept up on you, losing that weight can take your body and mind right back to your younger years.

Mental health is just as important as physical health, and by simply changing your lifestyle to incorporate a healthy diet and exercise, you should find that you can improve the way that you feel.

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The benefits of weight loss

It is common knowledge that obesity is a problem sweeping many countries across the planet, however many still choose to sit tight and simply watch it happen. If you are overweight or even obese yourself, there are a number of reasons that you should consider changing the way that you live in order to address the problem.

Physical benefits of weight loss by Muzzafar Zaman

When you are losing weight, you should find that you are able to tell the difference in yourself immediately. Simply the act of improving your lifestyle can change the way you feel, giving you more energy and a better ability to cope with the physical demands of day-to-day life. Not only this, but you should find that if you improve your diet, your skin will glow, your hair will shine, and your bones and nails will become much stronger.

Weight loss as an illness preventative

Those who are of a healthy weight with a balanced diet have a better immune system than those who do not. Their bodies find it easier to fight off illness, and illnesses that do appear have a much shorter duration.

In addition, more serious illnesses such as cancer and heart disease have been linked to being overweight. Simply reducing your weight into the ‘healthy’ category (in accordance to BMI charts) can slash your risks of these illnesses, and leave you looking forward to a much brighter future.

Taking these facts into consideration, it is clear to see that weight loss is a sensible step to take to try to ensure a long and healthy life for yourself. Although some people may find it difficult to lose the weight that they need to, many find that once they get into healthier habits in their every day life, they manage to reach their target weight and stay there.