Facts About Healthy Weight

Maintaining a  Healthy Weight is Important

Healthy Weight

It is very important for people to maintain a healthy weight and body mass index (BMI) in order to avoid developing health issues, and more importantly heart issues. Any person that has a BMI of over 30 is considered to be obese and is at a much higher risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, have high blood pressure, and respiratory problems, etc.

Maintaining a Healthy Weight Helps Your Heart

There are numerous reasons to achieve your ideal weight and maintain it, and did you know that losing only a few pounds has awesome effects on your cardiovascular system? Here are few other things to consider which may help you stay motivated to work on losing those extra pounds. Once you are within your healthy weight range, your body can more easily circulate blood, fluid levels are more manageable and easily maintained, and you can avoid developing diabetes, cancers, asthma, heart disease, etc.

Obesity Leads to the Heart Working Overtime

Obesity in general, is considered too much body fat which places a lot of pressure on your arteries, bones and nerves. It actually just puts quite a deal of stress on everything within your body and makes it difficult for it to function properly. Your heart receives the most stress and pressure because it is working overtime to ensure it continues to pump blood throughout the body. Additionally, obesity can lead to cholesterol issues which then can clog arteries – especially those going into the heart.

Heart disease and heart attacks are not something to take lightly especially if they can be avoided. Some people are naturally predisposed to high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease because of their family history and they should take extra precautionary measures to ensure they maintain a healthy weight for themselves. Ensuring that you receive all the proper vitamins and minerals regularly and walking as much as you can is a great start to maintaining a healthy weight for yourself.

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About the Author

Giovanni B. Ciuffo, MD Director is an expert in Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery and Bloodless Heart Surgery is the outcome of his commitment to the development and improvement of both of these techniques. He runs a Cardiothoracic Surgery practice and manages Minimally Invasive and Bloodless Heart Surgery Program where he cares for patients from all over the country and locally. Click here to learn more about Dr. Ciuffo.

Board Certified:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery