It’s a common idea if you’re overweight or obese, you must be unhealthy too. While there’s a good reason behind this, it’s not necessarily the case. There are indeed exceptions, which means even if you’re above a healthy weight, you can still be healthy: up to a degree, of course.
First, let’s examine why there’s a connection between being obese and being unhealthy. Usually, having a high body fat percentage is a severe complication by itself. The body is simply not able to operate optimally when body fat becomes excessive…
Plaque builds up in blood vessels,
blood glucose increases,
cardiovascular health degrades, and
vital organs like the kidneys and heart are affected.
Even liver function could be impaired, as it is forced to sustain greater stress.
Essentially, excess body fat is taxing on the body.
But… even if you are overweight, it doesn’t mean you also have to be unhealthy.
Ideally, you will do what’s necessary to lose weight and improve your health. Your well-being will gain from fighting to return to a healthy weight.
Having said that, weight loss is not something you will be successful with in a brief period. It may take many months. Perhaps even a couple of years for you to attain your ideal weight and keep it. It’s important not to focus too much on these particulars. Progress isn’t linear, so it’s difficult to gauge the time commitment lying ahead of you. What’s crucial is to adopt the habits and changes to start to improve your condition immediately.
Don’t worry about how long it will take for you to shed weight, or even in the event you’ll ever reach your intended aim. You may get there eventually. Meanwhile, however, you ought to focus on actionable plans for your health which you can immediately set in motion.
These plans will get your health on track even if you are still overweight…
First and foremost comes a nutritious diet. Do not underestimate the benefits of healthy eating and the benefit it can have in your own well-being. Cooking more and eating fewer processed meals is a excellent start.
Second, you can become physically active, or increase your current routine if it is lacking. Be honest with yourself. Exercise by itself will make a significant difference – there is such a thing as being”fat and fit.”
Cutting down on alcohol,
getting more sleep, and
eliminating stress from your life as much as possible.
You should know there’s no harm in being overweight and unfit. The issue happens when you refuse to change your manners when you’re aware that you must.
Although managing your disease can be extremely challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and reduce both your weight and your blood sugar levels.