While browsing through Natural Awakenings magazine today I came across an advertisement for a holistic healing center in the Lehigh Valley that highlighted the impact of obesity on a person's health in an effort to promote health services offered at the center. Did you know that each year obesity related conditions cost over 150 billion dollars and causes an estimated 300,000 premature deaths in the US alone?
Excessive weight is becoming an increasingly popular problem and can lead to a host of ailments. High blood pressure and sleep apnea may cause stroke and heart disease may be prevalent in those who are obese due to a poor diet. Obesity is also associated with increased risks of colon and rectal cancers, among other types of cancers, and being an overweight man may increase the chances of dying of prostate cancer. Extra weight may even increase changes to the immune response of the lungs and can result in disease of the pulmonary system.
How to beat the obesity blues ... take small steps to make positive changes in your daily diet and introduce exercise to your schedule if you are not already participating in any physical activities. Be mindful of injuries and consult your physician when necessary prior to beginning a new diet and exercise plan. What's most important and essential to achieving your goal is that you remain positive and consistent. Changes don't happen overnight, but they will take place and you should notice an improvement in your overall well-being, including physical health and mood. Stay the course and you won't regret it.
To help you achieve your weight loss goals, sometimes it's necessary to add natural supplements, vitamins and minerals to your daily regimen. Shop local stores or online for deals and be sure to look for quality products. Essence of Health in Easton, PA has a large assortment of items to assist with immune system health, weight loss goals and joint and bone health. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable so don't be afraid to ask questions in order to find products that are right for you. Best of luck and stay healthy!