Right Now Resolution: Weight Loss for Heart Health

February is American Heart Health Month and a perfect time to bring awareness about the serious connection between heart health and weight loss.

While being overweight does not guarantee that you will have heart problems, the American Heart Association has found that even if you have no other related health conditions, obesity itself increases the risk of heart disease. Carrying extra weight adds stress on the heart and overtime these changes cause harmful structural changes to the hearts structure and function, leading to heart failure.

Our team at Eze at Eze Health Center know that losing weight is often easier said than done. That’s why we offer customized weight loss services that help you reach and maintain a healthy weight.

Losing even just a small amount of weight can have significant benefits to your heart health. Studies have shown that losing even just 5-10% of your body weight can reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke and weight-loss benefits can last even and not only prevent but reverse significant health problems.

Check out some of the benefits weight loss has on your heart:

Positive Effects of Weight Loss on Your Heart

Ready to begin your weight loss and wellness journey to better heart health and a healthier lifestyle, call to make an appointment today.

 

 

 

Sources:

1. https://medicine.wustl.edu/news/moderate-weight-loss-improves-heart-health/

2. https://www.verywellhealth.com/the-link-between-weight-and-heart-disease-3496281

3. https://www.everydayhealth.com/heart-health/how-losing-weight-changes-your-heart.aspx

 

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