Maintaining a healthy body weight can protect you from a variety of illnesses. To make sure you maintain a healthy weight it's best first to find out what that means. It'll depend mainly on your height and muscle mass. Our GP home doctor service in Marbella will work with you to determine what your optimum weight should be. Armed with this knowledge you'll be able to take better care of yourself and maintain a healthy weight so that you can hopefully live a longer healthier life.
While we all know that maintaining a healthy weight can give us the confidence to wear our favourite clothes and enjoy some time on the beach in our best swimsuit, many of us don't think about the many health benefits it can bring. Our GP home doctor service will give you the help and support you need to maintain a healthy weight and educate you on why it's so important.
To set you on the right path, here are our top benefits of maintaining a healthy weight:
Did you know that being overweight can increase your risk of developing breast cancer by 30 to 60 per cent? The link between excessive weight and breast cancer is exceptionally high when looking at excessive abdominal fat which is why our GP home doctor service recommend you keep the belly fat and maintaining a healthy weight to help reduce your risk of diseases such as cancer.
Carrying extra body weight can place unnecessary strain on your heart thanks to an increase in bad cholesterol and raised blood pressure. People who are overweight often have higher levels of cholesterol, and this can cause a build-up of plaque in the veins and arteries. As a result, your heart has to work harder to pump blood around your body, putting it under extreme pressure. As a result, you may be more vulnerable to cardiovascular disease or a heart attack.
Your fertility is at its peak when you're a healthy weight. You could be 12 times more likely to conceive if you're a healthy weight. The reason is simple - your weight has a huge impact on your periods and ovulation cycle. This means that if you're overweight or obese, your chances of conception could suffer too.
Losing a little weight—especially from your abdomen —can significantly help to improve the quality of your sleep. Having extra abdominal weight can prevent your lungs from expanding fully in the night. Getting more sleep will make you feel healthier and more energised. It'll also help to improve the strength of your immune system.
If you would like more information about maintaining a healthy weight, get in touch with our GP home doctor service in Marbella and become a member of the Helicopteros Sanitarios family.