We all know the health risks associated with being overweight. Obesity statistics for Ireland have been going in the wrong direction for the past couple of decades.
We know the extent of the problem and we have expert predictions of where it’s leading us.
The prognosis on the health of our population paints a grim picture.
Overweight people run a high risk of coronary heart disease. Unchecked, this leads to heart failure. Your chances of high blood pressure are greater if you are overweight or obese.
Being overweight or ‘carrying the few pounds’ – as we euphemistically refer to it – can lead to a build-up of plaque in the arteries.
This pushes those in the overweight lane right into the path of an oncoming stroke – with all its life arresting complications and disabilities.
Most people who have Type-Two Diabetes are overweight and are burdened by the added dangers of high blood pressure and cholesterol.
Being overweight or obese increases your risk of serious diseases: Cancer of the colon, breast and gallbladder are common among those in the overweight or obese categories.
Extra weight puts pressure and undue ‘wear and tear’ on the joints resulting in osteoarthritis. We know all of this for years! Why then are the stats still pointing in the wrong direction? What are we doing about it? Where do we look to for a way out of the dangers posed? To what or to whom do we turn for guidance and help?
One Sneaky Pound at a Time
Obesity happens. It creeps up on you one sneaky pound at a time and it leads you right into trouble. Prevention through awareness and education is the best possible solution to our looming health problems. However, for those already in the danger zone help is at hand.
Arresting the development of obesity is also a pound-at-a-time exercise. If you’re trying to lose weight and you’re disappointed at your daily, poor showings on scales or by tape and your condition is reflected in the previous paragraphs, then, may I respectfully suggest that you read on:
HERBALIFE weight management solutions are for you. Combining cutting edge science with delicious shakes and snacks, the Herbalife weight management products can help you lose those unwanted pounds.
North Kerry based fitness instructor, Maggie Large recently joined the team of Herbalife distributors.
“Making a difference to other people’s lives is probably the most rewarding aspect of becoming a Herbalife distributor,” said Ms. Large.
”I want to improve the wellbeing of my friends, my community and of the people all over Munster. I certainly want to change and improve the lives of those who engage with me on this venture. ”So, your struggle with your weight is dominating your life and getting you down. Make today ‘Your Day’ the day that you could have it within your power to change your life forever. I’m here to help you through every pound and every step of the way,” said Ms. Large.
Herbalife also provides a range of products to enhance sports performance and a wide choice of beauty products.
“The Herbalife philosophy takes a holistic or all-round approach to your health and well-being. We believe that looking good on the outside means that there’s an inner glow of good health behind that outward appearance,” said Maggie.
Ring Maggie on 087 98 66 533 You can find her on Facebook at maggie large fitness or simply click on the Herbalife advert on this page.