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Posted on February 4, 2020

Luxor Nursing and Rehab at Mills Pond 5 Lesser-Known Reasons to Lose Weight

We all know that being at a healthy weight can help prevent things like heart disease and diabetes, as well as keep our ability to move physically at optimum levels for our age. There are, however, dozens of reasons to keep a healthy weight that might not be as apparent.

Luxor Nursing and Rehab at Mills Pond would like to bring your attention to five of these benefits.


  • Improved Sleep


Not only can being at a healthy weight prevent sleep apnea, but it can also improve your sleep based on what you’re not eating. An unhealthy diet is usually high in carbohydrates and empty calories, foods that can leave your body searching for these high-energy quick fixes and leave you with many restless nights.


  • Less Stress on Your Knees


Think about it – that knee pain could be caused by it having to support a larger amount of weight than it was designed for. Being overweight can also cause inflammatory issues that can bring on symptoms of arthritis.


  • Less Stress Overall


Besides stress on your body parts, you will also relieve the stress that resides in your brain, which in turn helps your entire body. The secret from this lies in cutting back on foods that are high in refined sugar (soda, ice cream, etc.) because these foods can increase levels of stress hormones like cortisol and send your blood sugar spiking then plummeting. 


  • Relieve Suffering from Allergies


Being overweight puts additional stress on your respiratory system and adrenal glands, and that can make asthma and allergy symptoms worse. 


  • You’ll Cook Better


Creating and eating more meals at home is usually the secret to weight loss. Restaurant and processed food is generally loaded in calories, sugar, and sodium. And when you’re cooking more often, you naturally get better at it. You’ll be an expert at making healthy, tasty dishes in no time!

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