10 Reasons to Exercise and Maintain Your Perfect Weight
1. At your perfect weight you are beautiful and good looking.
At your perfect weight which is usually regarded as your BMI of >18 and <25, you look beautiful and handsome. You receive complements daily particularly if you have been underweight, overweight or obese. People would check you out, your skin is smooth and shinning and you become the center of attraction. Everybody wants to know what you are doing and how are you doing it. Avoid pot belly and men should maintain a waist line (measure with a tape along the belly button or navel) of lee than 40 inches and women less than 36 inches. It takes discipline, regular daily exercises and healthy eating.
2. You are strong and can complete your job or chore without getting tired easily
Overweight, obese and underweight individuals tire easily after climbing a few steps. The reason is lack of adequate muscle mass to move your frame. Sometimes also visceral fat block vital arteries to the heart, lungs and brains and when they are starved of adequate nutrients. Sometimes the airways are narrowed because the fat compresses the breathing apparatus leading on to snoring, etc. You can rarely finish your tasks and this may affect your performances at work or at home. Loss of income.
3. You sleep like a baby, no sleep apnea, no snoring
Recent advances in preventive Cardiology are emphasizing the importance of good un-obstructed sleep for at least 7-8hours per night. Good weight backed up with exercise and healthy eating habits have demonstrated an improvement in sleep patterns of people with sleep disorders who have recently lost weight. Weight alone does not account for all sleep disorders. In those individuals with improvement in their sleep patterns, their heart performances also improved.
4. Your confidence rating goes up
Have you ever seen an underweight or overweight person, they tend to have a poor self- image, because we know a perfect weight that fits our frame. That weight can only be achieved by regularly eating right and exercising. Men are proud to show off their healthy frame and women are ready to go to the beach. You want to put on your best attire or clothes to show your body.
5. You can beat bad genes, Hypertension, Stroke, Heart attacks and Diabetes type 2 are rare.
Several studies have demonstrated that eating right and exercising on a daily basis would not only reduce the incidence of hypertension, stroke, and heart attacks and type 2 diabetes, it could also reverse them in established cases. You need a lot of discipline and strong determination to succeed and follow a structured and monitored program like the early intervention approach that Matters of the Heart is suggesting. You need the cooperation of your personal physician who would monitor your progress
6. Handle Stress better.
At your perfect weight, you are able to handle stress better particularly if you are exercising regularly and eating right. Most hormones that propagate stress reactions are derived from fat like steroids and adrenaline which also triggers stress has a profound effect on sugar, fat and protein metabolism mobilizing them and flood the blood with high sugar, fats and protein. With regular exercise and maintain an adequate weight, you are able to withstand stress better, “similar to wearing a poncho when it is raining”.
7. Cancers are rare
Insulin is not just a hormone produced by the pancreas that regulate sugar metabolism, it is also involved in fat metabolism and tend to be deranged in overweight/obese individuals as their body becomes insulin resistant, so fat is not just a dormant subcutaneous substance. Body fat is also a major producer of the female hormone called estrogen. According to Bernard Bulwer, MD –a higher level of insulin and estrogen which encourages cell proliferation may be a time bomb. Unregulated cell growth is the cardinal feature of cancer with abnormal precancerous cells or cancerous cell collectively forming tumors of cancers.
8. Arthritis is rare
Arthritis is pain in the joints, particularly the weight bearing joints, knee, ankle and hips. Most people feel that as they age, their joints should pain them; while this is partially true due to wears and tears of joints and old injuries and fall, adequate stretching and weight trainings keep your weight under check and build up your muscle which protect your joints and protect you from premature arthritis. Overweight individual suffer serious osteoarthritis
9. You perform better sexually for the qualified!
Good looking spouses are attracted to each other, increased libido, better stamina and good performances are the order of the day. Refractory periods are reduced. Relationships are strengthened and there is no need for all the aphrodisiacs particularly if the couples are eating right, exercise regularly and maintain good and loving attitudes towards each other.
10. You live long
“You can grow old without becoming old”, your heart can carry you for up to 120 years and keep pumping, lack of exercise makes your muscle stiff and excess weight reduces your lifespan with heart attacks, hypertension, strokes and diabetes type 2. Eating right gives you healthy bones. Several studies have shown people with their perfect weights and healthy lifestyles living longer than their other counterparts
SOURCE: Dr. Babs Dele Babatunde, MD, www.mothe.us