- Help you live longer
- Improve the quality of your life
- Slow down the aging process
- Give you more energy and vitality
- Improve your mental outlook and increase your happiness
- Improve your work performance
- Improve your sleep
- Lower your blood pressure, cholesterol (especially bad cholesterol), and triglycerides
- Lower your risk for heart attack or stroke
- Lower your blood sugar
- Eliminate insulin resistance
- Reverse and possibly eliminate metabolic syndrome
- Dramatically lower your risk of developing diabetes or, if you have diabetes, arrest and even reverse its progression
- Lower your risk for liver and gall bladder disease
- Lower your risk for varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis, and blood clots
- Help you breathe better
- Eliminate sleep apnea
- Lessen or eliminate asthma, bronchitis, and other lung problems
- Lower your risk of getting arthritis or, if you have arthritis, relieve your pain
- Reduce or eliminate the amount of medication you use
- Increase your chances of becoming pregnant (if you don’t want to get pregnant this is your warning—be careful!)
- Improve the health of you and your baby during pregnancy
- Markedly lower your risk for many types of cancers
Just a 10 percent reduction in your weight lowers your risk of disease by over 50 percent—and that risk continues to drop as you reduce your BMI (body mass index) below 25. In fact, the only drawback to weight loss that I’ve ever encountered is that you’ll have to spend money on a new wardrobe!
Find you BMI by first locating your height, then scroll to your current weight and that's your current BMI. Green is considered "Healthy". Yellow is considered "Overweight". Orange is considered "Obese" and anyone over a 40 BMI would fall into the classification as "Morbidly Obese".
BMI is not the best way to measure one's overall health and wellbeing but statistically speaking it's a good guide for health related risks. Those with a higher BMI have a higher risk of lifestyle related diseases and higher rate of mortality than those with a lower BMI so it can be a way for you to clarify your currently reality and to set a specific goal that's measurable.
Review FREE eHealth Challenge Tools for more tools to assist you in reaching a healthy weight.
If you’d like to accelerate your results, explore simple meal plans, or learn how you could benefit from working with a free Certified Coach, reach out to the person who invited you to the challenge and ask for more information. Learn more about our coaching program and health coach opportunity here.
eHealth Challenge Tip: Reminders
Set up positive, motivating messages on your cell phone to pop up during the event, or write them down on small slips of paper to hide in your purse or pocket. Some ideas: You’re doing this for your kids—and future grandkids. No food tastes better than healthy feels. Your spouse is so proud of your success. You’re one step closer to your goal. You’re becoming your true self every day