Maintaining a healthy weight is vitally important to staying healthy as you grow older.
Being overweight can increase the risk of many health problems, including diabetes, heart disease and strokes, high blood pressure, sleep apnoea, kidney disease and osteoarthritis.
Gaining a few kilos during the year may not seem like a big deal. But these kilos can add up over time.
If you are considered to be overweight, losing as little as 5 percent of your body weight may lower your risk for several diseases, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Eating a balanced, nutritious diet and being physically active is the best way to stay healthy and help reduce your risk of disease. To maintain a stable weight, your energy (kilojoule) intake needs to equal the energy you use. If you use more energy than you consume, you will lose weight. On the other hand, if you eat more than you use, you will gain weight.
For some, the answer to losing excess body fat is to make small healthy changes to your eating and exercise habits. These changes should be things that you can maintain as part of your lifestyle – that way you will lose weight and keep it off.
However, some people may need help to lose those extra kilos and the team at Flannery’s Pharmacy can help you with information, advice and a range of meal replacement and weight loss products specifically formulated to help you lose weight.
If you would like help to lose weight, call in to Flannery’s Pharmacy for information and advice and let us help you on your weight loss journey.