YOUR HEALTHY WEEK STARTS HERE
Dropping a few kilograms can help you feel like a million bucks, but here are other big reasons to get you moving
1 2 3 4 5Losing just 5 per cent of body weight can improve liver function, the Washington University School of Medicine in the US reports.
“Being a healthy weight puts less strain on your back and your body,” physiotherapist Kusal Goonewardena says.
Obese people are 27 per cent more likely to have a migraine, according to a study by Johns Hopkins University in the US.
“When you’re overweight, it’s harder for your body to be in alignment because it takes more effort,” Goonewardena says.
A Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism study found weight loss in obese women led to improved brain function. Research shows that those nasty symptoms might feel worse when it’s chilly, but the temperature itself doesn’t make us more susceptible to viruses. The reason we tend to get sick more often in winter is because we spend so much time indoors, where bugs spread more easily. THE b+s TEAM Editor Gemma Sutherland Deputy editor Liz Graham Chief sub-editor Katie Hendry Features writer Rosie King Art director Barry Goodwin Designer Ingrid Sant Editorial assistant Juna Xu Contact us (02) 8045 4814, feed[email protected]soul.com.au Advertising enquiries – NSW (02) 8114 7407 Victoria (03) 9292 1735 Queensland (07) 3666 6988 Western Australia (08) 9326 9174 South Australia (08) 8206 3551 Tasmania (03) 6230 0494