Let’s take a moment to talk about the real cost of obesity to human health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity is now a global epidemic. The World Health Organization introduced the term “globesity” to demonstrate the impact of excessive weight on general health and wellness, longevity and increased risk of moderate to serious chronic diseases, including cancer.
In spite of the cosmetic focus on obesity, the issues go much further than the impact on self-esteem, and obesity must be viewed as a health condition that is treatable, when a healthy lifestyle is permanently adopted. What are some of the health risks that individuals who struggle with obesity are predisposed to?
- Hypertension (high-blood pressure)
- Morbidity (lowered life expectancy)
- Type 2 Diabetes
- High LDL cholesterol
- Low HDL cholesterol
- Increased risk of coronary heart disease and strokes
- Gallbladder disease
- Poor sleep and increased risk of sleep apnea
- Increased problems with mood and clinical depression
- Restricted mobility and joint inflammation
By adopting healthy lifestyle habits, including adequate daily hydration, exercise, portion control and nutritional balance (including vitamins and supplements) weight-loss is achievable. I recommend speaking with your primary care physician for doctor assisted guidance and clinical resources that can help you achieve a healthy BMI. Nutritional supplements that promote the absorption of proteins and minerals can help.
Ask me for more information about SLIM+ from IDLife, and other weight-loss dietary aids (meal replacement shakes and bars) and other nutritional resources I personally recommend.