We all know that being overweight can pose serious health problems, but the reverse is also true – losing weight could have a positive impact on your overall health.
Especially if you’re a man of a certain age.
It’s a sobering thought but men around middle-age who are packing a few extra pounds are likely to suffer from lower levels of the male hormone testosterone, and that can put them at risk for developing pre-diabetes.
But a recent diabetes prevention programme carried out by researchers from hospitals in America and Switzerland found that men who were at high risk of Type 2 diabetes were able to delay or even avoid developing the disease, simply by losing weight and eating more healthily.
According to the results of the study, eating more healthily and losing weight can raise your hormone levels by almost 50%.
Losing weight the old-fashioned way seems to be a healthier alternative to taking testosterone supplements, too.
The men whose testosterone levels improved as they lost weight for the purposes of this study simply ate less fat and fewer calories, and exercised for 150 minutes a week – that’s just half an hour five times a week.
And with another recent study uncovering a link between obesity and prostate cancer doing something about your weight doesn’t simply make sense – it could completely change your life.
So why wait? Take steps to take back your health today!