Why is weight loss important?
Maintenance of a healthy body weight is important for maintaining both physical and emotional
well-being and preventing disease.
Excess weight and obesity have been associated with an increased risk for numerous medical conditions, including
. heart disease,
. high blood pressure,
. some types of cancers,
. sleep apnea,
. elevated blood cholesterol levels.
It should be noted that reduction in weight for those who are overweight can make a major impact on the
conditions listed above. Many overweight people also report improved mood, increased in self-esteem and motivation, and feeling healthier in general after they have lost weight.