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The Many Health Benefits of Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Obesity is an expensive condition. The health problem can lead to a host of preventable illnesses and costs us a whopping 190.2 billion every year or 21% of our annual medical costs. Similarly being underweight can also contribute to health problems. As you age, it’s important to maintain a healthy weight. 

At the offices of Ana Maria Kausel MD Endocrinology, we’re dedicated to improving and maintaining your health and well-being. That’s why we’ve made this helpful guide to the benefits of maintaining a healthy weight.

Why a healthy weight is important 

If you’re overweight or obese, you are placing yourself at risk for a host of preventable illnesses. As your weight increases so too does your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar. These all have detrimental effects on your health and can lead to serious problems like:

By getting to and maintaining a healthy weight, you can actually lower all of these levels and even reverse some of the damage done by these conditions. Being overweight also places an incredible physical strain on your body, decreasing your mobility, especially as you age. Just from carrying extra weight, you’re putting an increased strain on your joints and causing problems like osteoarthritis, sciatica, and even incontinence.   

Being underweight can lead to health problems as well, including:

Losing weight can become a problem as you age as well. Nearly two million older Americans are underweight. And, carrying a few extra pounds, without being overweight can actually be good for seniors. It can help fight illnesses, maintain strength, and keep your bones padded, preventing falls and fractures.  

Helping you maintain a healthy weight

So, you’re probably wondering what the right weight is for you. At our offices, Dr. Kausel calculates the right weight range for you, based on your height, weight, age, and body type. She prides herself on providing her clients with highly customized diet programs that take all of their unique needs into account. 

She and her team are here to provide you with compassion, support, and quality health care, so that you can reach and maintain a healthy weight. She believes in preventive health care, because she knows that even losing a little bit of weight, if you’re overweight, can have a tremendous benefit to your health. In fact, losing just 10% of your body fat lowers your risk for developing disease quite significantly.  

You can reach a healthy weight and with our help you can successfully maintain it. To make an appointment, call us or book a time directly on our website today.

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