Now Is Time to Take Care of Your Health

Obesity is a health issue that is difficult to talk about with a person. Often, when a person becomes obese, it is over a long amount of time that it happens so the person might not even realize that their weight has gotten out of control.

However, obesity is one of the biggest silent killers that a person can face. It can also become the reason why people begin to face many health problems as they get older.

There is a whole array of issues that can happen when you allow yourself to get and stay overweight, but there are just as many things you can do to get yourself on the right track again. There are many health ailments that are associated with being obese.

Diseases Caused by Obesity:

  • diabetes
  • high blood pressure
  • heart disease
  • liver disease
  • cancer

These are all ailments that, when living with, can make your life very difficult and your health care bill very expensive. When you have these types of common complications, there are some insurance companies that will be reluctant to even cover you anymore. That means you will be obese, you will have an array of health problems and you could be uninsured. That is not a situation you want to see yourself in for the long-term.

Don’t lose hope yet because there is plenty you can do to start to get yourself on the right track again. The biggest thing you can start doing immediately is to start walking more and being more active overall. Instead of the elevator, take the stairs. Instead of driving walk or ride your bike. It’s the small choices that over time will make the biggest difference.

Another change you can make for the better is to stop eating junk food. Junk food is almost exclusively empty calories and contains almost no nutrients at all. Therefore, if you cut it out of your diet, it will only be an advantage to your overall weight and health. Not only is junk food unhealthy, it is one of the foods that you are most likely to overeat because your body doesn’t know how to say no.

In addition to cutting junk food out of your diet you could also drink more water, eat more fruits and veggies and make sure to get adequate sleep on a nightly basis. These are all very important aspects of trimming down and dropping excess weight.

[box type=”note”]It is never too late to change your lifestyle for the better. When you are obese, you’ve got to make changes so that your body can recover over time. If you allow the weight to remain, you leave yourself very susceptible to a whole array of health issues.[/box]


Keith Palmer is a young bodybuilder from Brisbane. He is dedicated to developing healthy fitness and bodybuilding methods to improve health, body condition and lifestyle in overall. In his passion for life, Keith is also a futurist. Keen to learn more about antiaging and longevity, healthy lifestyle, environment and a better future.

5 thoughts on “Now Is Time to Take Care of Your Health

  • November 3, 2010 at 2:35 am

    The more obese a person is, the more likely he or she is to develop health problems. For example, someone who is 40 percent overweight is twice as likely to die prematurely as an average-weight person. This effect is seen after 10 to 30 years of being obese. Too bad a lot of people still lazy enough to make health and fitness their top priority.

  • October 31, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Hi Keith,


    I agree! It is never too late!

    Very inspirational!


  • October 31, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Keith, thanks for the inspiring article. Adequate sleep and water consumption have been highlighted in recent studies for their importance in promoting weight loss, but their importance is often overlooked by dieters.

    • November 3, 2010 at 1:24 am

      Yes, in this fast-living lifestyle, sleep and water consumption is something we often put aside. We don’t sleep enough because we have deadlines pressing us, and many forget that water is the healthiest drink: no calories, no sugar, no aditives and preservatives, but pure refreshness.


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