The Health Benefits of Weight Loss

Find out the excellent health benefits of weight loss.

We all know that losing weight can help us look great and feel great, too, but you might not realize all the excellent health benefits that can come from dropping even just 5-10 percent of your body weight. You don’t have to shed all the weight to see benefits to your health. If you are struggling to lose weight, our West Bradenton, FL, board-certified obesity medicine doctor Dr. Jeremy McConnell can help you achieve your goal and enjoy just some of these incredible benefits of weight loss,

Have More Energy

As you might imagine, when you carry around excess weight, you can quickly feel a drop in energy because your body has to work harder to get around. So, when you start to lose even a little of that weight, you will find your energy levels are improved. Not to mention, when you are also eating the foods that fuel your body, you’ll also see a vast improvement in your energy.

Get Better Sleep

When people turn to our West Bradenton, FL, team for our custom weight loss programs, they don’t realize that apart from losing weight and feeling better, they also start to sleep better. That’s right: improving your diet and lifestyle can provide a massive benefit to the quality of your sleep. That’s because obesity increases your risk for obstructive sleep apnea, which is also linked to heart disease, stroke and hypertension. By losing excess weight, you’ll find that your sleep dramatically improves.

Lower Risk for Cancer

Studies have found that people who lose weight have lower levels of certain hormones linked to cancer. While other factors can predispose you to develop cancer, losing weight has been shown to reduce your risk.

Lower Cholesterol

Did you know there is “good” and “bad” cholesterol? Good cholesterol or HDL can help to remove LDL or the “bad” cholesterol from your blood. While it’s not always as easy to increase good cholesterol levels, losing weight and eating an unprocessed diet can help you lower bad cholesterol. Lowering LDL can also reduce your risk of developing heart disease.

Discover Health is your customized weight loss clinic in West Bradenton, FL. If you are having trouble losing weight on your own, Dr. McConnell can provide you with a tailored plan just for you. Call (941) 792-8383 to learn more.

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