Beat the bulge
If the number on the scale isn't budging as much as you'd like, there's still some good news. New research shows that even modest weight loss can have a long-term positive effect on your overall health.
Worth the weight (loss)
By losing 20 pounds or 10 percent of a 200-pound person's body weight, overweight and obese individuals can reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes by as much as 58 percent. It can also benefit sleep apnea, hypertension, quality of life and mobility as people age. Additionally, the health benefits from losing the weight can last up to about 10 years, even if the individual gains the weight back, according to the behavioral study on 3,000 participants who changed their eating habits by tracking everything they ate and keeping unhealthy foods out of the pantry.
Researchers will also examine whether these healthy habits will decrease the risk of heart attacks and heart disease, and ultimately, whether it can prolong your life.
The time to start losing weight is now. It's never too late to become a healthier you. Call WeightLossNYC at 718-491-5525 to schedule your appointment.