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Why bother to lose weight?

  • By Charlie Browning
  • Published 03/6/2012

Losing weight is often a common subject amongst people these days, but why bother? Not everybody wants to lose weight, but a lot of people do and for various reasons:

For some people their weight is a serious health issue. Although mortality rates related to obesity have been steadily declining over the past two decades, it is important to remember that it remains an issue. Now, obviously being overweight does not have fatal implications for everyone, but there are still non-fatal health risks as well.

For some people, they want to lose weight because of confidence and self-esteem issues. It is well known that when people are comfortable in their own bodies they are much more comfortable outside of them, suddenly the world becomes a place of opportunity and you lose your pessimism.

Other people do it to regain control of their life. They feel that through putting on the pounds they have also lost control of their own destiny. By shedding the pounds and getting your body back into a form that you are happy with, you also gain a real sense of accomplishment and a feeling that your own will power is solely responsible, this is a very empowering feeling and can be the start of reshaping your whole life.

Finally, some people do it to set an example. There is no finer mantra than “practice what you preach” and sometimes it is a necessary move to convince others to take the plunge. Perhaps you have an overweight friend or children struggling with obesity? There is nothing more demotivating than a hypocrite, telling them to lose weight, whilst you eat everything in the kitchen. Leading by example can be one of the best ways to help those around you.

About the Author: Charlie Browning is a writer and expert on how to lose weight .


About the Author: Charlie Browning


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