- Losing weight is one of the goals that most people set at the beginning of the year since it brings both physical and emotional benefits.
- The key is to have several goals that encourage us to continue throughout the year, accompanied by healthy eating and personal habits.
- Studies confirm that losing 5% of your body weight can help you sleep better and longer at night.
Losing weight is one of the goals that more people set for themselves year after year, as this not only brings us physical benefits but also makes us feel more confident which encourages us to make changes or venture to do more things in life.
Why is it so difficult for some people to lose weight?
Many times it is due to laziness, we make a thousand excuses such as not having time, resources, or even our lifestyle. The key is to have not just one goal, but several goals that encourage us to continue throughout the year, creating healthy eating and personal habits, some examples may be: play more with your children, run a marathon, or travel more.
Some benefits that come with being at a healthy weight that you probably didn’t know are:
Having a better mood: when you exercise you release endorphins, which provide a sense of well-being and happiness, therefore, you will be more willing to undertake new challenges, to experience more things, or even to make greater internal and external changes.
Sleeping better: research shows that losing 5% of your body weight can help you sleep better and longer at night. *
Increases your brainpower: research to date has shown that your memory becomes sharper when your overall body weight decreases.
Decreases colds: nothing strengthens your immune system better than leading a healthy lifestyle with an adequate weight together with a balanced diet.
Less pain in the joints and bones: the extra weight can cause pain.
In general, losing weight gives us more benefits than we think, adopting a new lifestyle should be a priority for this 2021 and we want to help you achieve it!
At ABC Medical Center’s Nutrition & Obesity Center, we can provide you with specialized care. Contact us!