You may think that weight loss is always worth it. However, did you stop and think about how this knowledge is supposed to get you motivated to start your weight loss campaign? I know some people who understand the importance of a healthy weight to their life. However, they choose to eat unhealthy and maintain their sedentary lifestyles nonetheless.
If you are one of these people, this article is not intended to judge you. The goal is to help you get motivated to work on a healthier lifestyle. After this article, if you still choose to stay with your old ways, that is your decision. No judgment here. Just pure advice on how you can make the most out of your life by maintaining a healthy weight.
You are Less Susceptible to Chronic Diseases
As we grow older, our bodies become more and more susceptible to chronic diseases. As the name suggests, chronic diseases only get worse with time. Now, we all age and our bodies are bound to go down that path eventually. However, did you consider how much time you add to your life if you start living a healthy lifestyle as soon as possible?
We know how our weight affects our health. This is true not only for people who are overweight. The same is true for those who are underweight as well. Maintaining a normal Body Mass Index (BMI) should be the goal and not get super skinny.
When you have a healthy weight, you are less likely to develop heart diseases and certain types of cancer. I used to think this is something fad diets say on their ads to entice us to buy their products. But then, there are people who are in their 80s and are still enjoying life. Their secret is both the healthy diet and a good amount of exercise to maintain their weight.
It Gives you Peace of Mind
I know this based on firsthand experience. When you are suffering from diseases and difficulty in being mobile because of your weight, you begin to think about things that are not healthy. The logic is whatever happens to the mind, also happens to the body. The same is true the other way around. When you have unhealthy thoughts, you are exposing your body to an unhealthy lifestyle as well. On the other hand, when your body is not healthy, your mind goes to that place where most people fall into depression and the like.
Peace of mind is important especially in today’s world where we are bombarded with so many information. When you have control over your thoughts, you can filter out information that will not serve or benefit you. A healthy lifestyle which eventually equates to a healthy weight is one of the ways to achieve peace of mind. After all, overall health does not just involve the physical wellbeing. It also affects your psychological, emotional, and spiritual state.
The point is you do not worry about your health as much. You do not get stressed about which clothes to wear that will make you look good. Most importantly, you do not worry too much about things like hospital bills, medical expenses, and the like.
You Get More Out of Life
When you are healthy, you have more energy to do the things you want to accomplish in life. In my case, for example, I noticed how I became more sociable and outgoing after I shed all the pounds. I felt good about myself not only because I am a couple of pounds lighter, but also because I was proud of what I have accomplished for myself.
The greatest thing about losing weight for me is it made me believe that I can accomplish more. It empowered me to go out and make the most out of my time on this planet. It is probably due to the fact that when you exercise, you release all these happy hormones that make you giddy and happy all the time. Hence, you become more optimistic about all your endeavors. More importantly, you attract positive things in your life as well.
You Attract Positive Things
This is in connection to how a healthy weight gives you more out of life. I do not know if you believe all the new age attraction principle since I did not think highly of it either. However, I did experience a gradual change in my life for the better the moment I became more positive about things in general. I cannot help but trace it back to the moment I decided to lose weight and be healthy.
Not only did I free myself from illnesses that have bothered me in the past. I became closer to family and friends as well since I interacted more with people and participated in activities related to having a healthy lifestyle.
I also noticed I became happier and less grumpy. This improved my relationships as well. All of that I give credit to regular exercise. Apparently, I was not just feeling it. Scientific studies have proven how exercise makes us happy.
You Do Something for Yourself
Weight loss is not about vanity. Although there has been a stigma about being weight conscious in the past, people are now realizing the importance of a healthy weight. When you choose to be healthy, you are doing something to improve yourself. As a result, you are able to give back to the people around you – you become more productive with your work, you have more energy to be with family and friends, and you have enough happiness to give back to society in whatever shape or form.
As a conclusion, weight loss or a healthy weight is not just about looking good in a bikini. It is about feeling good and making the most out of life. You only have one body and you have to live with it for the rest of your life. If you cannot take care of it, who else will?