The Benefits of Losing 10% Body Weight

It is often said by healthcare professionals that we can experience many health benefits when we lose as little as 5%-10% of our body weight.  When a person is overweight, they are putting their body through a lot of additional stress.  Losing just a small amount can make a huge difference to our wellbeing:

  1. Improve quality of sleep – sleep is essential for our bodies to repair themselves.  When we are overweight, we do not experience the same level of sleep, through breathing difficulties, or simply not being comfortable.
  2. Decreased risk of heart problems – it is well known that obesity and being overweight increase our chances of having heart attacks, strokes and high blood pressure.  Losing a little weight, up to 10% can make a huge difference in the blood pressure and the strain on our hearts.
  3. Lower risk of diabetes – type 2 diabetes is sometimes known as the problem we get when we eat too much!  Losing a little weight dramatically reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.