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Benefits Of Maintaining Proper Weight


Carrying around extra pounds creates a variety of health problems. To lose weight you must switch to a healthy diet. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Benefits Of Maintaining Proper Weight

Why Healthy Weight matters?
  • Carrying around extra pounds creates a variety of
    health problems. Joint aches to raising the risk
    for disease are a few of them. Some ill effects
    of being overweight are
  • Extra weight puts more pressure on your joints
    and can lead to arthritis
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease and strokes
  • Certain types of cancer
  • Sleep apnea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Pregnancy problems, such as high blood sugar
    during pregnancy, high blood pressure, and
    increased risk for cesarean delivery (C-section)

How can I tell if I weigh too much?
  • To calculate your BMI, you must divide your
    weight in kilograms by your height in square
    metres. Lets take the example of a person
    weighing 90 kg and measuring 1.65 metres tall
  • Weight (kg) height (m)2 90 kg (1.65 m)2
  • Thus, this person has a BMI of 33.

Measure Target
Target BMI 18.5-24.9
Waist Size Men less than 40 in.Women less than 35 in.
Blood Pressure 120/80 mm Hg or less
LDL (bad cholesterol) Less than 100 mg/dl
HDL (good cholesterol) Men more than 40 mg/dlWomen more than 50 mg/dl
Triglycerides Less than 150 mg/dl
Blood sugar (fasting) Less than 100 mg/dl
How can weight loss help?
  • If you are at risk for type 2 diabetes, losing
    weight may help prevent or delay the onset of
    diabetes. If you have type 2 diabetes, losing
    weight and becoming more physically active can
    help you control your blood sugar levels.
  • Reducing weight helps in regulating blood
    pressure and prevents damage to kidneys which
    help regulate blood pressure
  • Losing 5 to 10 percent of your weight may lower
    your chances of developing heart disease.
  • Avoiding weight gain may prevent a rise in cancer
    risk. Healthy eating and physical activity habits
    may lower cancer risk.

  • Weight loss usually improves sleep apnea. Weight
    loss may help to decrease neck size and lessen
  • Weight loss of at least 5 percent of your body
    weight may decrease stress on your knees, hips,
    and lower back and lessen inflammation in your
  • Lowering your body weight to a healthy range may
    improve liver tests and reverse the disease to
    some extent.
  • Losing weight may slow down chronic kidney
    disease and keep your kidneys healthier longer.

How to lose Weight?
  • To lose weight you must switch to a healthy diet.
    Starving your body does not help with long term
    weight loss goals. The following pointers are
    essential for a healthy weight loss program
  • Eat Breakfast Every Day.
  • Do not eat at night.
  • Avoid liquid calories.
  • Eat lots of low-calorie, high-volume fruits and
  • Substitute whole grains for refined grains.
  • Reduce your portions by 10-20
  • Gradually add more steps into your daily routine
    until you reach 10,000 per day.
  • Add a source of lean or low-fat protein to each
    meal and snack you eat.
  • Switch to lighter alternatives with fewer
    calories. Use the low-fat versions of salad
    dressings, mayonnaise, dairy products, and other

How to be healthy?
  • Exercising at least 20 minutes a day, 3 days a
  • Consume proper nutrients.
  • Drink plenty of water

Activities to help you stay fit
  • Swimming
  • Cycling
  • In-line Skating
  • Running
  • Weight Training

Activities to avoid
  • Watching TV
  • Surf the Web
  • Playing Video Games
  • Mobile use

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