Many of us strive to maintain a healthy body weight, but with our busy
lives this can be a challenge. Yet, maintaining a healthy weight has
many advantages. It can help you feel more confident and improve your
self-image, as well as help reduce your risk of health problems, such as
diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. Also, many might not
realize that maintaining a healthy weight can decrease the risk of
developing some cancers.
A healthy weight is also important
for people who are currently fighting cancer. Carrying around extra
weight can disrupt your cancer treatment and increase your risk of
recurrence. Fortunately, making a few lifestyle adjustments, such as
upping your physical activity and eating healthier, can help you shed
the extra pounds and improve your strength, energy and overall
well-being – whether you are going through cancer treatment or not.
Making lifestyle changes, modifying your eating habits and incorporating
physical activity into your daily life takes commitment, but the
rewards are well worth the effort for cancer survivors – and everyone
Many try their best to eat right and exercise as
often as possible, but sometimes it is hard to find the time, or the motivation. Here are some tips to help you reach a healthy body
weight, which can benefit both your mind and body.