Drastic changes in physical appearance, commonly followed by negative mental impact and lost confidence, is often associated with being overweight. Unfortunately, that’s not all that comes with neglecting to maintain a healthy weight for your body type – your risk for many diseases, conditions and other serious health problems heightens when you’re obese. This can negatively affect your everyday life, and can ultimately reduce overall wellness and longevity.
With more than one-third of the entire country reportedly being obese – according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – it’s critical that more people understand just how harmful carrying around excess body weight can be, and why it’s never too late to take back control of their well-being and follow healthier habits that lead them to live long, fulfilling lives, just as God intended for them.
Devastating Consequences of Obesity
The following conditions and diseases may impact your life if you are, or become, obese.
High blood pressure – Obesity may cause your body to resist insulin, the hormone that controls blood sugar.
High LDL cholesterol – Eating foods with excess saturated fats (meat and dairy products) raises bad cholesterol levels.
Type 2 diabetes – Because obesity can make the body resistant to insulin, you may develop Type 2 diabetes.
Coronary heart disease – High blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as diabetes, are all risk factors for coronary heart disease.
Stroke – Narrowed or clogged arteries caused by eating excess fats from meat and dairy products lead to