Control Your Weight and Control Your Health

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Obesity increases your risk of serious health problems.
Did you know that being overweight puts you at risk for disease and aggravates your existing medical problems? Review the following information to understand the health benefits associated with weight reduction.


MOST COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If I lost weight, would it make a difference in my high blood pressure or the medication I take to treat it? Yes, weight loss actually helps reduce high blood pressure – sometimes to a level where you could reduce or even eliminate your blood pressure medication entirely.

I have diabetes. Can losing weight lower my blood sugar? Yes, losing weight can lower your blood sugar if you have type 2 diabetes. Just a 10% weight loss can greatly affect your blood sugar and possibly even minimize your use of diabetic medications.

Can I reduce high cholesterol by losing weight? Yes, you can boost your chances of lowering your cholesterol with a "three-prong approach” modify your fat intake, exercise regularly and lose weight.

Can being overweight make me more susceptible to cancer? It can increase your risk for many different cancers, including colon, breast and endometrial cancer.

Could my excess weight be the reason I’ve been unsuccessful in getting pregnant? Possibly. A woman’s weight can sometimes affect her fertility.

I was recently diagnosed with sleep apnea, which causes me to snore a lot and sometimes stop breathing during sleep. Will it help if I lose weight? For those with sleep apnea, even modest weight reduction may alleviate the need for long-term therapy or upper-airway surgery.

Is my excess weight ruining my joints? It’s difficult for the natural cushions in our joints to withstand extra body weight. Losing weight can reduce the wear and tear on your joints.

I suffer from a lot of back problems. Would losing weight alleviate the pain? If you carry most of your “extra pounds” around your abdomen, this can put excess stress on your back muscles. Losing weight and strengthening your abdominal muscles can greatly relieve your discomfort.

If I’m overweight, does that increase my risk for developing heart disease? Yes, being overweight greatly increases your risk for heart disease.


 

 

 

How can I get started on a weight loss program?

Rejuvenatation Station offers a comprehensive program to help you achieve your individual goals. Our “how to” educational approach teaches you about planning and preparing balanced, healthful meals, dealing effectively with the stresses of weight management, incorporating exercise into your daily routine, preventing relapses and more. Plus, we offer you personalized support for that extra dose of motivation and encouragement you sometimes need.


Give Rejuvenation Station a call today. 815-915-6633

 
 

REJUVENATION STATION • 502 S. Main Street, Suite E (Clark House Mall), Princeton, IL 61356 • 815-915-6633