What a 5% Weight Loss can do for your Health


What Can 5% Do for You?

You really don’t need to slim down to your teen size to enjoy real health benefits. Shedding a few pounds makes a good difference. You can improve all kinds of health related problems and, feel better by losing 5% of your body weight.


Ease Up on Joints

Ten extra pounds add 40 pounds of pressure on your knees and other joints in the lower part of the body.  that can make them grow weak in a short while. Extra body fat can also cause inflammation, this is when chemicals in your body cause damage to body tissues and join over time. When you lose few pounds, it ease these effects. If you keep it off, you’re much less likely to have arthritis in your later days.


Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

If you’ll get the condition, losing weight is one of two ways to prevent or delay it. Moderate exercise is the other way out —30 minutes on 5 days a week. If you lose just 8-12 of 160 pounds, you could get the benefit. If you already have diabetes, losing such weight can be of help in taking less medication, regulate your blood sugar, and lessen the odds that the condition will lead to other health problems.


A “Good” Cholesterol Bump

Healthy food and medications can lower your “bad” cholesterol — LDL. But to raise the level of your HDL or “good” cholesterol is harder. This “good” cholesterol in your blood, the more you have the better, this is the kind that wipes bad LDL from your blood. Moderate exercise and shedding body fat can put you into the ideal HDL range: abouve 60mg/dl, which lessen your odds of getting heart disease.


Bring Down Triglycerides

Triglycerides are particles that help transport fat for storage and energy in your body. high level of this particles — more than 200mg/dl, indicates you’ll likely get heart attack or stroke. Losing weight can put you in a healthy level— around 150mg/dl.


Ease High Blood Pressure

The extra body weight can make your blood push harder against the wall of the artery—the vessel that carries blood away from the heart to all part of your body. that increase your heart-work. Losing 5% of your body weight will help you lower the pressure about five points. Eat plenty of fruits, veggies, low fat-dairy, and cut your salt and  you may lower it even more.


Reverse Insulin Resistance

Belly fat gives off chemicals that make your body stop reacting to the effects of insulin— a hormone that regulate the level of blood sugar. Your pancreas work harder to produce more insulin, yet your blood sugar may still high. Trim 5% from that number on the scale can reverse this effect.


Cut Your Cancer Risk

Extra body weight seems to raise your odds of getting cancer, including in the colon, liver, ovaries, cervix, kidneys, liver and breast. There’s no clear evidence that trimming down protects you from disease, but some changes that occur in the body when you lose pounds hint that it might. Research revealed that obese people who slim down end up with lower levels of hormones linked to cancer, like insulin, estrogens, and androgens.


Stop Sleep Apnea

Obese people gain extra tissue growth in the back of their throat. During sleeping, that tissue can drop down and block your wind pipe. It disturb your breathing over and over all night, which leads to different kinds of health problems, especially for your heart. Just a bit weight loss can improve sleep apnea — sometimes enough that you can stop using the bulky breathing devices that treat it.


Sleep Longer and Better

You’re likely to sleep longer and have a better rest if you lose weight. You many not notice much of a change unless you shed at least 5% of your body weight. You can have extra 21.6 minutes a night, when you drop at least 5% of your body weight.


A Better Mood

Over weight can make you feel bad most of time. Though scientist are working out why, but a better body posture and good sleep might have contributed to this. In a research, people that are depressed and overweight felt better after shedding an average of 8% of their total body weight. In other study reveals that you’ll continue to have a better feeling, even after two years, as long as you keep on losing  weight.


Bring Down Inflammation

Belly fats can release chemicals that can cause irritation and inflammation of tissues all over the body. this is linked to health disease like heart attack, stroke, heart disease, and arthritis. Having 10% weight loss goal can cut low the belly fats and prevent chances of getting a serious illness.


Have More Sex

If you are overweight,  typically, you may have low libido, you have less sex. This might be that you don’t feel good about your body image, it may also be because you have less desire for sex. You may be in the mood but since your body is not responding well. Trim off few pounds, you’ll feel better about yourself and be in mood more often.


Lose the Weight: Diet

Healthy diet tips can help you slim down. Fill half of your plate with fruits and veggies. Go for lean and unprocessed protein, eat seafood, nuts, beans and seeds. Go for whole grains like oatmeal, brown rice and multi grain bread instead of refined grains like white rice and white bread. Weight loss surgery may be recommended if you’re seriously overweight.


Lose the Weight: Exercise

To stay in good health, 30 minutes of moderate exercise — a brisk walk or bike ride on at least five days a week. To trim down, you may need more than that. Some activities that will strengthen your muscles like pushups, light weight training may be also included. Consult your doctor on the healthiest ways to workout, most especially if you haven’t done it in a while.


Sources :

American Journal of Public Health
Arthritis Foundation: “Benefits of Weight Loss.”
Diabetes.co.uk: “Insulin Resistance.”
International Journal of Obesity: “Sexual function and obesity.”

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