What Can a Healthy Weight Do for You?
We take it as common sense that shedding excess pounds can make us healthier and more confident in our appearance. But what specific benefits can we get from reaching and maintaining a healthy weight?
1. A healthy weight can take a load off of your musculoskeletal system. Extra pounds place a serious burden on your bones, joints, muscles and other tissues, possibly leading to sciatica, low back pain, fallen arches and limited mobility. Poor posture makes things even worse by distributing the extra weight unevenly, causing any misalignments in your spine to increase in severity until you damage a vertebral disk.
2. You will reduce your risk of a variety of diseases. Obesity contributes to diabetes, high blood pressure, gout, heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea and even cancer. These ailments can not only take years off of your life but also cause your remaining years to be filled with prescription medications and surgical procedures.
3. You can get more out of life. A lighter body allows you to partake in a wider range of activities, enabling you to pursue a more active and rewarding social life. Everyone wants to be happy and one way to achieve that is by being able to do all the physical activities you want to. Being able to run after grandkids or take long walks can definitely brighten anyone's day.
Get Real Help in Oviedo
If you want to attain your ideal weight but cannot seem to find a weight loss program that works for you, come to us. In addition to spine and musculoskeletal care, our Oviedo chiropractor offers help with weight loss through a 40-day program featuring the multi-nutrient supplement Isagenix. This program removes toxins so your body can stop burning sugar and start burning fat, relieving stress on your digestive system and normalizing your metabolism. We can also treat any lingering back pain from years of poor posture and excess weight. You too can enjoy the benefits of a slimmer, healthier lifestyle.
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