Seeking My Best Self

trying to make sense of my life – and lose some weight

Now is Always the Right Time

on August 15, 2013

comparisonObesity isn’t healthy – we all know that.

I knew it contributed to diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and cancer. But I didn’t realize it also affects memory. Mood. The ability to conceive. To breathe. Obesity not only affects quantity of life, it significantly affects quality, too, and not for the better.

I better understood WHY obesity has the effect it does when I looked at this image. OMG. You can SEE the effect extra weight has on the human body. It distorts it. Damages it. Wow – I had no idea.

Well, that’s depressing.

But there’s good news. According to the Harvard School of Public Medicine, losing even 5-10% of body weight offers “meaningful health benefits to people who are obese, EVEN IF THEY NEVER ACHIEVE THEIR IDEAL WEIGHT.” (Emphasis mine.) This is true no matter what age people are when they begin to lose weight.

That means it’s never too late. Now is always the right time to improve my health. I can’t change the past, but I can choose my future. I choose a healthy one!


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