Although aesthetic purposes are one of the main reasons people in Beverly Hills tend to want to lose weight, there are numerous other, more important reasons to do so. If you are overweight or obese, losing weight can significantly reduce your risk of some potentially serious health problems. Even though it is a difficult task for many, losing weight will create countless health benefits for your body, your mind, and your spirit. It is one of the most significant contributions you can make to your happiness and longevity. Here are just a few of the ways weight loss can be life-changing.

Weight Loss is Good For Your Health

Being overweight or obese can have serious effects on your body, causing a wide range of illnesses or diseases, such as cardiovascular problems or diabetes. In fact, in serious cases, excessive amounts of weight can lead to death. Visiting a chiropractor to learn how to improve your nutrition and recommendations for weight loss can help to reduce your risk of:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Back pain
  • Type II diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Some types of cancer

Your Joints Will Thank You

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease resulting from loss of cartilage in the joint, which ultimately causes significant damage to the bones of the joints. Although osteoarthritis is an age-related condition, being overweight puts a tremendous amount of weight on the joints, which can not only increase the risk of developing osteoarthritis but if you already have arthritis and extra weight, it can be debilitating. Because, when your joints hurt, you move less and moving less means muscle weakness, which forces the cushions to not get cushioned correctly and the circle continues, until the joints are so damaged, you can’t walk or move your elbows without debilitating pain. The bottom line is losing weight will help to reduce joint pain and improve your movement.

Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep apnea is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when your upper airway collapses-it means you stop breathing again and again while you sleep. An excess amount of body fat means there is a greater potential for sleep apnea. There are a few factors why being overweight increases the risk for sleep apnea, including:

  • Body fat in the upper body puts excess weight on your lungs, reducing the space available to them
  • Body fat in the airway narrows the available space, which makes the airway more prone to collapsing

The bottom line is, losing weight will not only help you sleep better, but safer. A good night’s sleep can also help to regulate your metabolism, regulate your hormone system and helps you to think clearer and feel better.

How Can You Lose Weight?

Everyone loses weight differently and most diets work differently for everyone. The best way to learn how to lose weight and to keep it off isn’t by going on a fad diet, but by improving your nutrition and dietary habits. Seeking chiropractic care in Beverly Hills is one of the best ways to start. Your chiropractor can recommend nutrition plans as well as exercise plans that will help you set goals and think about the road ahead. There are also chiropractic treatments available that may help to ease the pain the excess weight has caused in your joints and back.

Visit Our Local Chiropractor for Weight Loss Management Today

Contact Chiro-Integrative Health Center about how we can help you start a weight loss program that includes better nutrition and proper exercise.