Did you know that losing weight can help you change your health history?

Knee pain

Weight loss will take pressure off your joints especially your knees. A study by some French scientists suggested that weight loss may help damaged knees to heal by reducing inflammation and encouraging the turnover of cartilage. Weight loss can reduce your risk of developing osteoarthritis and can relieve existing symptoms and prevent further deterioration.

Asthma

If you lose weight you will breathe easier and respond better to your medication, according to an asthma specialist nurse. The larger you are the less your lungs are able to expand and the shallower your breathing leading to narrower airways, losing weight especially with a combination of increasing fitness levels will improve lung function. Weight loss has aided many people to completely eliminate their asthma symptoms. It is still advisable to carry your inhaler with you at all times.

Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is associated with obesity, due to expanding waistlines. 8/10 cases of type 2 diabetes could be prevented by changes in lifestyle. The most important change an overweight person can do is to try and lose some weight.

For every 1kg of weight lost you can reduce your diabetes risk by 16% losing 5-10% of your overall weight improves your body’s ability to convert sugar into energy, rather than it sitting in your blood stream when it can damage tissues. In some cases of weight loss blood sugar levels can be brought down to the same level as someone without diabetes and the condition managed without medication.

30minutes of exercise, 5 days a week will improve your insulin efficiency.

Elevated blood pressure and cholesterol levels

Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight can have a positive impact on blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Losing weight especially reducing your waist size is one of the most vital things you can do to protect the health of your heart.