Our bodies need energy to complete the basic functions with living our day to day lives. We get our energy through the foods and drinks we consume. Unfortunately, some people may not have a proper balance of the calories they consume which can lead to weight and health issues, not just becoming overweight but also being underweight. Weight is very important to one’s overall health due to the risk factors that are associated with obesity or even being malnourished. If you are not managing your weight through a proper balance of nutritious foods through your daily diet, you are truly risking your health in a negative way.
Those that are unhealthy from either being overweight or underweight are opening up themselves to the leading causes of death in the United States. The following are serious health issues that are a direct correlation to weight:
- Heart Disease
- High Blood Pressure
- Poor Sleep
- Developing Certain Cancers
- Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies
- Decreased Fertility
- Hair Loss
- Respiratory Issues
Healthy weight positively impacts your overall health by increasing your energy levels, enhances one’s self-image and self-esteem, as well as optimizes your immune system. Not to mention it helps to reduce the chances of having the health issues that we have mentioned above.
The key we must understand for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is through a lifestyle that includes eating healthy, well balanced meals and regular physical activity. Together, this helps to balance the foodwe have just consumed with the way our bodies need to use those calories for energy which will generally result in a healthy weight. Fad diets are not the solution, they themselves may even fuel issues with your health. To begin exploring ways to identify if your weight is healthy as well as what type of lifestyle changes you may need to make with your dietary needs to help promote better health schedule a virtual session to begin customizing a plan just for you! Contact Gini Warner, Nutritionist at www.healthbygini.com