Lose Weight For A Healthier Heart
- Obesity is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Having these disorders at the same time is a condition called metabolic syndrome, which can lead to an increased risk for heart disease and kidney disease.
- High blood pressure, a risk factor for heart disease, is twice as common in obese adults then in those who are at a healthy weight.
- Obesity can also lead to arthritis, which is caused by stress on your joints.
Overweight and obesity together represent the number-two preventable cause of death in the U.S. after smoking. There are many things you can do to get your weight under control and to help manage your risk for heart disease:
- Develop a nutrition and exercise plan that you feel is realistic and that you can maintain. Maybe try something like a rowing machine. Try switching up your normal exercise schedule to include something new. Sometimes trying new things keeps you excited about upcoming workouts.
- Talk to your doctor about medicines that may help control your risk factors for heart disease. If you are prescribed medicines, take them exactly as directed and for as long as your doctor recommends.
- Resolve to make this year a healthier one-set a weight-loss goal and stick with it.
Sending You Tons of Love and Humongous Hugs,
Tina “Don’t Be A Statistic” McDermott