If you are an overweight man, you owe it to yourself to drop some pounds. After all, there is a wide range of benefits men realize by losing weight.
The most obvious benefit men gain when they lose weight is the immediate boost to their self confidence. Simply being more slender, standing more upright and fitting into more fashionable clothes will help anyone be more confident at work, with friends, and even in the bedroom.
Next, losing weight will help men either avoid low testosterone or increase their testosterone if it has lowered. There have been many studies that have shown that obesity increases one’s risk of low T. One particular study out of Ireland found that men who lost an average of 17 pounds boosted their testosterone levels by 15 percent.
As mentioned above, your performance in the bedroom will improve as you drop weight simply because you will feel better about yourself. However, your sexual prowess will likewise increase because as your body size reduces your sexual member’s size will lengthen both in reality and relatively when compared to your body. Finally, as your heart gets a break from pumping blood throughout your shrinking body, your blood flow will improve which will help you get and stay hard.
Going hand in hand with giving your heart a break is lowering your blood pressure. Plenty of doctors say that dropping as few as 10 pounds can lower an overweight man’s blood pressure. This is hugely beneficial since high blood pressure narrows arteries, damages hearts, injures brains, leads to strokes and dementia, hurts kidneys, and kills men, plenty of men every year.
Another huge benefit many men gain by losing weight is getting relief from joint pain. Obviously, the less you weigh, the less stress your joints will be under. And, isn’t losing weight easier, less expensive, and physically friendlier than is having a knee or hip replaced?
Medically reviewed by Jay J. Garcia, MD on December 28, 2014
Karen Eisenbraun is a certified holistic nutrition consultant and writer with a background in digital marketing. She has written extensively on the topics of nutrition and holistic health for many leading websites.
Karen received her nutrition certification from the American College of Healthcare Sciences in 2012. She follows a ketogenic diet and practices intermittent fasting. Karen advocates a whole foods approach to nutrition and believes in empowering yourself with information that allows you to make smarter decisions about your health.