How to Live A Healthier Life
How do we define a healthy weight range? Medical professionals can usually compare your weight and fat percentage against your height and bone structure to determine whether you carry too much weight for optimal health. If you eat too many processed, sugary foods and fail to exercise, you may find your waistline expanding. Here are some reasons to lose that extra weight:
1. It cuts your disease risk. Excess weight has been linked to an increased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, liver trouble, heart disease and breathing problems. Overweight people may suffer from sleep apnea, which not only causes snoring and poor sleep but can actually reduce life expectancy. Shedding those extra pounds can help you maintain or improve your current health by preventing or controlling these and other ailments.
2. It takes the pressure off your spine and joints. If you suffer from recurring back trouble, foot pain or arthritis and want to enhance the relief you receive from a chiropractic adjustment, losing weight makes a lot of sense. The less weight your spinal column, hips, knees, feet and ankles have to support, the less pain you will feel from your discs, connective tissues and cartilage. Even if you feel fine now, getting your weight under control could mean fewer trips to the chiropractor later in life.
3. It allows you to get more enjoyment out of life. When you lose weight you can move more easily, perform more strenuous physical activities, and enjoy a higher energy level. And as you look younger and healthier, you will feel more confident about participating in social activities, dating, or actively pursuing your career.
Under the guidance of sports physician Dr. Michael Herb, Absolute Wellness Center offers chiropractic medicine, sports medicine, naturopathic medicine, physical rehabilitation, acupuncture, massage, and more in Eugene, OR. Call today to learn more or schedule an appointment.