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6 Benefits of Weight Loss When You Have an Obese BMI

Losing even small amounts of weight has numerous health benefits, particulary in those with an obese BMI. Discover 6 weight loss benefits.

Obesity is a disease that affects 28% of adults in England according to research by The House of Commons library, with half the population being classed as overweight.

63% of the adult population are at an increased risk of developing serious diseases or becoming seriously ill with COVID-19 as a result of being overweight.

Obesity is one of the biggest health challenges we face today, increasing the likelihood of comorbidities and doubling the risk of Covid-19 hospitalisation. There is still a great stigma around obesity and we need to do more to raise awareness of the causes and how losing even a small amount of weight can have a positive impact on health.

Losing just 5% of body weight can seriously reduce the chance of heart disease and could make all the difference in preventing treatable heart conditions*

What is an obese BMI?

BMI stands for Body Mass Index and is a commonly used measure for calculating whether you are the correct weight for your height. BMI is generally universally accepted to be a good starting point for measuring weight, however, it does not take into account muscle mass and other weight factors such as age or gender.

BMI result is often used alongside other measures of health such as taking body measurements, ie. waist circumference to give a more detailed picture of health and also identify other risk factors associated with being under or overweight.

Where can I calculate my BMI?

You can follow this easy to use BMI calculator on our website. All you need to know is your weight and height. If you do have an obese BMI there are links on this page to further resources that can help you.

6 benefits of weight loss when you have an obese BMI

  1. Decreased risk of common cancers such as; colon, liver, pancreas and kidney.
  2. Lowered risk of increased blood pressure.
  3. Reduced risk of heart disease.
  4. Less pain and strain from chronic back and joint conditions.
  5. Less risk of developing diabetes.
  6. Decreased risk of being hospitalised or becoming seriously ill with Covid-19.

These benefits are listed as part of Better Heath’s weight loss awareness campaign, explored in the infographic below:

Six benefits of losing excess weight loss infographic

*NIHR, Being overweight or obese is linked with heart disease even without other metabolic risk factors

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