Losing weight can be tough especially if you have more than just a few pounds to lose. When we have tens of pounds to lose, we can keep ourselves from even starting to drop pounds by thinking that the task is simply too daunting. However, I am here to tell you that losing as few as 10 pounds can pay huge dividends, and you can lose 10 pounds fairly quickly and easily.
These are five of the reasons given by health professionals for why overweight people should drop at least 10 pounds.
Lower Blood Pressure
Dropping just 10 pounds will reduce the level of work your heart has to do to pump blood around your body. But, lowering your blood pressure is not just about protecting your heart. It will also help your kidneys.
Better Sex Life
Going hand in hand with lowering your blood pressure is improving your sexual capabilities. After all, the better your blood flows the better the other parts of your body that need blood will perform.
Happier, Healthier Joints
Even losing 10 pounds will help your joints. Your hips, knees, and ankles do not have it good when they are forced to carry extra pounds. Give your joints a break and drop 10 pounds.
Losing weight, even 10 pounds worth, reduces the amount of weight sitting on your chest, which makes it easier for it to move up and down as you breathe. This in turn will make it easier for you to move and be active, which in turn will help you drop even more weight. Kind of cool how the weight loss cycle works once it gets going, huh?
Lower Your Risk of Developing Diabetes
Numerous studies have shown that diabetes and obesity are good, good friends. Do not let them develop a friendship on your turf by losing 10 pounds.