In regards to personal health, nearly everything improves with healthy weight loss. Many people fear weight loss requires dramatic changes. However, this is not the case. In fact, just a 5% reduction in weight can have big effects on health and happiness. For a 200 lbs. man, that is just 10-20 lbs! For a 150 lbs. woman, that is just 7.5 to 15 lbs.!
What are the benefits of weight loss?
You can expect improvement in a variety of issues when healthy weight loss occurs. Think about how your life might improve as a result of the following.
- Decreased blood sugar
- Lowered blood pressure
- Lowered blood cholesterol levels
- Improved breathing
- Improved skin appearance
- Improvement in the way your clothing fits
- Improvement in your capacity to be more active
- Decreased risk of diabetes
- Decreased risk of heart disease
- Decreased risk of stroke
- Reduction in back pain
- Decreased risk of certain types of cancers
- Improved in or decreased risk of sleep apnea symptoms
How do I know if I need to lose weight?
If you are not sure if the issues above might be affecting your life, there is another important weight to determine if weight loss might help you. Healthcare providers often talk about monitoring something called the Body Mass Index, or BMI. One quick way to determine your BMI is through a calculation involving your height and weight. Oftentimes, if your BMI is greater than or equal to 25, it might be important to schedule a consult with us! Another consideration is that if your waist measurement is greater than 35 (for Women) or 40 (for Men), you might benefit in numerous ways by losing some weight.
How does 25 Again help me lose weight?
Losing weight can be a very challenging process for adults. This is because adults often become less active and change their eating habits as they age. But another important reason that adults gain weight is that their hormone levels are dramatically different than they were during their teens and 20s. The healthcare providers at 25 Again can help keep weight off effectively in a variety of ways. We work to assess two important considerations. First, our medical providers will work with you to determine factors that might be causing unwanted weight gain. Then, we develop an individualized long-term plan to lose weight and keep it off.
Taking the first step toward weight loss
Losing weight can feel overwhelming at first, but our expert staff helps thousands of adults achieve challenging health goals every year. We are here to make this process easy for you.
If you’d like to learn more about how the 25 Again program might help you, take our personalized survey to get started today! Call our Member Care Advocate at (866) 420-9260 to schedule your first consultation.