Why is Healthy Weight Important?
A healthy weight is about much more than fitting into your “skinny jeans” or getting rid of extra pounds.
According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, “Being overweight or obese increases your risk for many diseases and conditions. The more you weigh, the more likely you are to suffer from heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, gallbladder disease, sleep apnea, and certain cancers. On the other hand, a healthy weight has many benefits: It helps you to lower your risk for developing these problems, helps you to feel good about yourself, and gives you more energy to enjoy life.”