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Health benefits of losing weight

If you are overweight or obese, the ideal and healthiest way
is to lose weight gradually.

A sensible weight loss rate would be 0.5 – 1kg (1-2lbs) per week.

Nevertheless, whatever weight you are, a small reduction (around 5-10% of your starting weight) can produce significant health benefits.

Benefits of losing weight include:

Reduction in high cholesterol levels

  • Reduction in joint pain associated with arthritis
  • Reduction in breathlessness
  • Ability to exercise more easily
  • Improvement in blood sugar level
  • Improvement in your fertility
  • Reduction in the likelihood of suffering from:

    • Cancer
    • Coronary Heart Disease
    • Diabetes
    • High blood pressure
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Stroke



Link: Why does it matter if someone is overweight?

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