7 Surprising Benefits of Maintaining a Healthy Weight

5. Improved Heart Health


Journal of the American College of Cardiology published a research paper that had a sample size of nearly 15,000 otherwise healthy Korean adults with no known heart diseases. This research found that people who had a body mass index (BMI) of more than 25 were likely to show signs of early plaque buildup in their arteries when you compare them to the people who were of healthy weight. These findings caused the researchers to conclude that their weight was probably starting to affect their health negatively even though they may have been metabolically healthy at the time of the study.

4. More Motivation to Exercise

More Motivation to Exercise
The International Journal of Obesity published research that suggests overweight women’s brains does not like the idea of working out. On the other hand, the brains of the women who are at a healthy weight respond positively to the photos of people in the middle of a sweaty exercise session. Their (healthy-weight people) brains are positively stimulated by the idea of working out.