4 Reasons to Consider Losing Weight

You may want to lose weight so that you can look and feel better (and maybe even rack up the likes and compliments on Instagram and Facebook). But, there are also plenty of other benefits that your body will receive by dropping some pounds. Some are obvious, and some are even a little bit surprising. Here at Signature Medicine, we did some research to find the best reasons to consider losing weight. Here are four of them:

1. It’s easier on your knees and elbows – You may not be affected by it now, but when you’re overweight, you’re much more likely to be affected by osteoarthritis when you get older. Osteoarthritis is a disease in which people lose cartilage, gradually destroying the bones of their joints, especially the knees and elbows. Lose excess weight, and you’ll greatly lower your chance.

2. You’ll have fewer allergy and asthma symptoms – You may have thought that weight is entirely unrelated to allergy symptoms, but that’s actually not the case. When some people are overweight, they have worse asthma and allergy symptoms because it puts a burden on the adrenal glands, which help manage asthma and allergies.

3. Your feet will hurt less – Have your feet been hurting lately, especially if you’re on them a lot? If you lose weight, there will be less pressure on your feet, which means they’ll hurt less, and you’ll be much happier.

4. Food will taste better – Another surprising reason to consider losing weight is that (believe it or not) your food will taste better. It seems that people who struggle with losing weight don’t taste as well, and therefore, will eat more food to compensate. They also seem to avoid “bitter” foods, like vegetables, because they have a stronger disgust response.

If you’re trying to lose weight and are seeking professional help, you can come to us here at Signature Medicine. To learn more about how weight loss will improve your overall health, give us a call at 215-240-7374.

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