SAY YES TO WEIGHTS – LOSS
And build a better life.
Weight-loss is one of the most discussed topics in today’s world where there are ‘ideal’ body standards which need to be met before you consider yourself good looking. It also has a huge impact on one’s self-esteem to be in that defined shape.
People try to lose weight either by curbing their eating habits or exercising to tone their bodies. But what exactly is losing weight? And how can one do it in the right way which doesn’t cause any harm in the long run?
Losing weight is a phrase often used in place of losing fat. This process of losing weight could be both intentional as well as unintentional (which are caused due to some kind of a body deficiency or imbalance). There are several reasons for losing weight which can range from having a hormonal imbalance to having a slower metabolism.
Loss of fat usually takes place when the calorie intake is insufficient and the body starts using an alternate source inside it which often happens to be the fat. Sometimes the body can also lean in to burn the muscle tissue which can be harmful in the long run and hence should be taken care of.
In terms of intentional weight-loss, weight-loss can be done in several ways, but the most preferred way is to have a low-calorie diet combined with systematic physical exercise. There are crash courses too, which promise to work on body fat within a fixed time-frame but it has a high probability of having adverse effects in the long run.
There are several benefits of losing weight that can help a person lead a healthier life. Here are some of those benefits which are convincing enough to lose weight.
Increase in energy
This is the first benefit that is felt and it is a significant difference that one feels instantly. This is basically felt due to the absence of the extra pounds that a person previously used to carry. Increase in energy can make a person feel fresh for a longer duration and the person feels less tired than before.
Reduced chances of cancer
There are several causes of cancer and obesity is one amongst those reasons. Loss of just 5 per cent of one’s body weight can reduce the chances of inflammation in one’s body. This will help to immunise system as well which results in fighting other chronic diseases other than cancer like strokes, metabolic syndromes and heart problems.
Less expenditure on medication
If a person is obese and is suffering from problems like diabetes or heart diseases, then losing weight can have a significant effect on his or her health and help in decreasing the chances of these problems which means that the expenditure on medicines and visits to the clinic will also decrease.
Increase in self-confidence
Having a toned body definitely boosts a person’s morale and helps the person perform and participate better in life. A study which was conducted in 2009 shows that losing up to just 10 per cent of your body weight can make a huge difference in the physical aspect as well as your self-esteem.
Enhance your mood
Losing weight can play a crucial role in uplifting one’s mood by inducing the tendency to sleep more and thus improving the mood within a duration of just six months. Sleeping an adequate amount of time for the right hours can help tackle the problems of hormonal imbalance and thus mood swings.