If you’re considering starting a journey to lose weight, it is important to know many of the benefits you will experience as a result which can be a great motivator along the way. So, to set yourself up with success, consider all of the different ways that losing weight can improve your social life, your medical health and your psychological health.
Losing weight will often lead to much better quality sleep. Losing just a small percentage of your body fat can help you sleep better and longer throughout the night and can also alleviate sleep apnoea and snoring.
Although going to the gym and all the effort you have put in to exercising and getting active has had significant positive benefits on the physical appearance of your body, have you stopped to think about how good you feel and the impact it has had on your mood as a result? Carrying out physical exercise releases feel-good chemicals which are responsible for the high you feel when you finish working out. These chemicals interact with the receptors in your brain which reduces the perception of pain and deliver a positive feeling in your body.
When you started your journey to lose weight, you were probably solely thinking about slimming down your body, but did you think about how much losing weight can benefit your skin? When you work out, you sweat more which encourages your pores to push out all the unwanted junk from beneath your skin. You are also more likely to have improved your diet, so your skin will be soaking up all the nutrients from all the fruit and veg you have been eating.
Nothing strengthens your immune system better than leading a healthy lifestyle. Ensuring you get your eight hours sleep a night, feeding your body all the goodness it needs and exercising regularly are all things that boost your immunity much better than any other un-natural method.
After losing a significant amount of weight, you may start to notice that you have so much more energy compared to before. It’s not just because you’ll be getting more nutrients from healthier food either; you’ll find that with carrying less weight, your body will be using less energy. Slimming down has also shown to improve oxygen efficiency, so you’ll find simple tasks such as walking up the stairs a whole lot easier too.
Your thyroid gland releases two very important hormones that regulate your metabolism and can also affect your muscle strength. When you lose weight and burn fat, your hormone levels stay steady and it can be easier for you to maintain your weight loss in the long run.
You can read more about our tips for weight loss here or you can contact us for a chat with one of our LiveWell advisors. We are here to give you lots of help and support to guide you through your weight loss journey and we are here to answer any questions you may have along the way.