People who are physically active, eat well and maintain a healthy weight are less likely to get heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers or have a stroke.
Being overweight can damage your quality of life and can often trigger depression. Losing excess weight will improve overall health and help you to feel your best, even losing a small amount of weight can make a big difference.
The causes of obesity are often very varied. Two key factors are the amount of energy consumed (what we eat) and the amount of energy expended (how active we are), and the balance between the two. As we age physical activity levels tend to reduce as does the amount of lean muscle mass we have, but body fat tends to increase. There is no magic wand to losing weight. Eating healthily is the most important factor, with being physically active assisting in weight loss programmes. Exercise prevents weight gain and helps to maintain your weight loss.
Source: Onelife Suffolk
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