Obesity can have a terrible impact on your health. People who are overweight are at risk for a variety of health conditions, like heart disease and stroke. These conditions can decrease quality of life and may lead to a premature death. It’s said that shedding weight – even just 5% of your body weight – can be good for your self-esteem, sex drive and your blood sugar. Find out how a weight loss clinic can support your journey into better health with Dr. Urshan.
How Weight Loss Can Improve Your Health
If you can lose extra weight, then you may enjoy many health benefits. For example:
Decreased Risk of Heart Disease
Losing weight can decrease your risk of heart disease, by reducing pressure on the arteries. When you lose weight, your heart doesn’t have to work as hard to pump blood around your body.
Decreased Risk of Diabetes
Weight loss can help the body manage blood sugar. Losing weight can decrease your chances of getting diabetes, and if you do have diabetes, losing weight makes it easier to manage this condition.
Decreased Risk of Stroke
When you have excess weight, you have an increased risk of stroke. Excess weight makes your blood vessels stiffer, which thus makes them at greater risk of developing a clot.
Losing weight makes it easier to do everyday tasks like climbing stairs, walking long distances and lifting heavy objects. You’ll feel better when you lose weight, because you’ll have fewer problems managing physical activities during your everyday life.
People who are overweight often have a harder time sleeping. Reducing your weight can lead to fewer effects from sleep apnea and can make sleeping easier, which gives you greater energy for doing what you love.
Decreased Joint Pain
Excess weight puts a lot of strain on your joints, which can cause joint pain. Over time, joint pain can get worse – and moving around becomes more difficult. Losing weight can lift pounds of pressure off your joints, making you feel lighter and better.
Improved Emotional Health
People who are able to lose weight often feel better about themselves and have more self-confidence. This is good for their emotional and psychological health, as well as overall happiness.
Reduced Cancer Risk
People with weight problems can be at increased risk for various cancers. Losing weight can help keep you healthy and less at risk for cancers like liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, kidney cancer and so on.
Why Dieting Doesn’t Always Work
Of course, losing weight isn’t easy. Many people who try to lose weight often start with a diet that they manage on their own. Some will couple their diet with exercise, others will try dieting alone. Unfortunately, dieting alone doesn’t always work. Many diets are based on the concept of “calories in/calories out” – meaning if you consume fewer calories than you burn, you’ll lose weight.
For many people, weight gain is more complicated than simple consumption of calories. There are many reasons that some people gain weight more easily than others. Genetics, hormones and even sleeping habits can have an impact on how easily your body stores fat.
Dieting without taking steps to control other factors that could affect your weight gain can be disheartening and demotivating. Many people diet without realizing that they were not set up for success because they didn’t understand the complicated problems that were contributing to their weight gain.
Benefits of Working with a Weight Loss Clinic
When you work with a clinic to lose weight, you benefit from the expertise of skilled healthcare professionals who understand the complexities of weight gain and weight loss. Your healthcare professionals can help you determine why you’ve had trouble losing weight until now, and can help you make a plan that will work for your needs.
There are many benefits of working with a professional to lose weight, including:
- Safety. The professionals at a weight loss clinic will help you lose weight safely.
- Creative ideas. There are many creative ways that you can lose weight. Working with a professional, you’ll get ideas for good recipes and creative exercises that you’ll enjoy.
- Support from others. Losing weight alone is hard. When you work with a clinic, you can get support from others who can help you through your weight loss journey.
- Accountability. When you’re working with a professional, you’ll have accountability to someone else. This can be a motivator for you as you try to lose weight.
What to Expect When You Sign Up
When you sign up for help with a weight loss clinic, you’ll start with a consultation and intake, wherein you’ll answer a lot of questions about your weight loss journey so far, what’s worked and what’s happened, what your weight loss goals are, and what physical limitations you might have.
Answering these questions to the best of your ability is important. These questions will help your weight loss professional determine what goals are realistic for you, and how you can most safely lose weight.
How to Get Started at a Weight Loss Clinic
Are you ready to lose weight? Contact the Dr. Urshan Health and Weight Loss Center for more information about losing weight safely and effectively. We’ve helped hundreds of people lose weight – and we can help you too. Call today to get started on your weight loss journey!