Weight management has now become a hot subject lately due to its unending benefits as well as serious consequences. Weight loss is now a very crucial need of almost all people because obesity invites several diseases and serious health issues. To stay lean one has to manage weight in his/her childhood or adolescence. Because losing weight becomes tough and almost impossible in middle age and old age. According to a study claimed by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health staying lean can help you to live longer which means, losing weight increases your lifespan.

Obese people are more prone to diseases such as diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure, increased blood sugar levels, arthritis, cardiac issues, heart attacks and many more, due to which they suffer more and their life longevity reduces significantly. Staying fit and lean keeps diseases at bay and your body becomes more active and boosts all body processes including metabolism. Hence, your lifespan increases and you live longer.

How to Live Longer by Staying Lean?

How to Live Longer by Staying Lean?

According to Tufts University of United States, staying lean slows down the ageing process preventing age related illness. Now you must be wondering that you may live 100 years or more by eating less food, isn’t it? Yes, you can. Researchers claim that if everyone starts restricting calories from their diet entirely, they can extend their lifespan by decades and can be healthier in the middle years. So, it is now scientifically proven that you can live longer by cutting calories and living lean.

A study presented by the School of Public Health at Imperial College London, England asserted that staying lean makes people look younger, feel active and happier. Not only this, staying slim also reduces chronic headache, heart stroke, arthritis pain and solve the sleeping disorders without taking any medication. Lean people have stronger immunity as compared to obese and fat people and weaker immunity always becomes the warehouse of diseases reducing life longevity. Stronger immunity keeps body system updated and makes lean and fit people live longer even 100 years according to University of Cambridge.

More than 1,000 studies and researches done 70 years back proved that eating less and staying lean slows down ageing and boosts health. Cutting 10% of calories a day which means extra potatoes in your every small and big meal send your body cells into the low stress levels by making them stronger when high stress level occurs because little bit stress keeps you healthier and makes you live longer but not too much.

Researchers have also found that increased levels of body mass index (BMI) are related with higher risks of premature deaths. BMI is nothing but an established and official way of measuring fats in a body by calculating the weight and height of an individual, but the optimal BMI related with the modest mortality risk is yet not known. Higher BMI is affiliated with reduced life expectancy according to the research, but the previous largest study claimed that when normal and lean weight compared with people of overweight, lean people were related with reduced mortality which proved that staying lean helps to live longer while in other hand obese people were experienced increased mortality rates.

Bottom line

The journal studies claim that weight management throughout your life is very crucial and particularly during your middle age. Obese people have higher risk of mortality as compared to lean people. Staying lean not only make you live longer but also reduce the risks of chronic diseases, boost immunity and gives you the feeling of well being. To stay lean, one has to continue trying and supporting healthy environments, encouraging the reasons to resist the inclinations towards the obesogenic environment. Weight loss and weight gain matter has always experienced many arguments and discussions but the verdict of every deliberation has proved that fitness matters the most.

Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD, FFARCSI

Last Modified On: June 28, 2016

Pain Assist Inc.

Pramod Kerkar
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