Obesity has been on the rise for a long time now in the UK. According to published statistics, the number of obese people continues to rise. In fact, 1 in 4 adults are classed as obese and 48 billion is spent managing the social causes and healthcare of obesity.
What's more, obesity is a huge risk factor for heart disease and other serious health complications:
- Obesity is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Having these disorders at the same time is a condition called metabolic syndrome, which can lead to an increased risk for heart disease and kidney disease.
- High blood pressure, a risk factor for heart disease, is twice as common in obese adults than in those who are at a healthy weight.
- Obesity can also lead to arthritis, which is caused by stress on your joints.
A Likely Trigger For Heart Disease:
Obesity, high cholesterol and high blood pressure are a common grouping of risk factors for people with heart disease. Managing all these risk factors will help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.
What You Can Do Today:
There are many things you can do to get your weight under control and to help manage your risk for heart disease:
- Develop a diet and exercise plan that you feel is realistic and that you can maintain or if you need help with this, get yourself a coach like moi 😉
- Talk to your doctor about medicines that may help control your risk factors for heart disease. If you are prescribed medicines, take them exactly as directed and for as long as your doctor recommends.
- Take steps now to start implementing those changes - set a weight-loss goal and stick with it.
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