Live Well: 2 Benefits of Weight Loss and Being in Shape

It’s important to understand that your weight and health are not separate issues. Being overweight is a symptom of being unhealthy. Focus on your weight and your health will improve-instantly.

There are wonderful things happening inside your body that won’t be reflected on the scale such as your blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol decreasing.

Get in Shape and Get Sexy

When you’re fit and in shape, you’re much more dateable. In one survey of 554 undergrads, researchers found that overweight women were less likely to date than their peers. What’s more, you’re marriage material if you’re thin. Research shows that overweight women are significantly less likely to marry than are women of average weight, particularly if they were overweight as young adults.

Losing weight can do wonders for your sex life, too. Duke University researchers did a study of 187 extremely obese adults, who were asked about their sex lives before and after they lost weight. It turned out the proportion of women who did not feel sexually attractive fell from 68 percent before they began a weight loss program to 26 percent a year later.

There were similar decreases in the percentages of women who didn’t want to be seen naked, had little sexual drive, avoided sexual encounters, had difficulty with sexual performance or didn’t enjoy sex. Among men, sex improved in most of the categories, but the improvements were less dramatic, probably because there are a lot more appearance-related pressures on women.

The romantic world revolves around physical appearances. If you want a love life with great sex, lose the weight.

Live Well and Get Richer

Get in shape and you can improve your financial shape too. It’s considerably more expensive to be unfit than it is to be fit, mainly because you’re sicker more often and you pay higher medical bills. People who are overweight, and particularly those who are obese, are significantly more likely to have expensive-to-treat diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

And while I’m at it, did you know your employment prospects will improve after you lose weight? It’s true! People with weight problems sometimes don’t get hired. In the job market, appearance counts for a lot. Employers think fat people are lazy, incompetent, slow moving and might have poor attendance. Studies have shown that fat people are paid less than employees of average weight.

Overcoming Your Weight Problems

I hate fat discrimination. It’s wrong. But this is the world we live in. It’s not going to change anytime soon, so get over it. Lose weight and you won’t have to deal with it.

Thin people look better, and, like it or not, get paid more. If you’re trim and healthy, you don’t have an absentee problem. You might even be more productive on the job. All of this helps your earning potential. So if you want to live well and make your mortgage or rent payment, get those pounds off.

If my message seems too in-your-face, I apologize for the delivery—but not for the content. I’m speaking out because I care. I just want you to get healthy and enjoy your life to the fullest.

You must believe you can do this. It doesn’t matter how often you have failed in the past; your past does not equal your future. What matters now is focusing on what you want, identifying what you need to get it and taking action. Your health and happiness are important, so stand strong.

Fortunately, there are other strategies, in addition to diet, that you can follow on your journey. You can find more strategies in my newest book, The 17 Day Plan to Stop Aging.

My book explains that it is totally within your power to prevent and even reverse these symptoms of aging and proposes a 4-cycle plan that uses nutrition, physical fitness, and mental exercise to get you ready for longevity.

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Topics included in this article include

Live Well

Weight Problems

In Shape

  1. pleas tell me how to reduced the weight after the Mather of baby i increase the might from 50 to 62?

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