Why should I lose weight?

Sometimes people are unaware of the consequences of being overweight and thus fail to muster enough motivation to begin addressing their weight issues. The reasons to lose weight and being physically fit are many, for the moment let's take a look at some of the health risks of being overweight.

Below I've listed some of the physical ailments that are caused from being overweight.

  • Heart disease and stroke.
  • Cancer.
  • Gallbladder disease and gallstones.
  • Osteoarthritis.
  • Gout.
  • Breathing problems, such as sleep apnea (when a person stops breathing for a short episodes during sleep) and asthma.
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Arthritis
  • Indigestion
  • Snoring and sleep apnoea
  • Stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Infertility

This list is only a short one and many more could have made on the list but I think you can see there are some serious health issues associated with obesity and all the more reason to begin either a health kick, an exercise program or both. Now is the time, don't wait until tomorrow, do it now.