At SkinSport in Phoenix, AZ, we help people live fuller lives. You’d be amazed at how being out of shape and carry excess weight can be affecting your life. Although many of the consequences are obvious, some are quite subtle. The obvious is your energy level and ability to enjoy activities with friends and family. Lack of fitness and too many pounds can make all types of movement extremely difficult. It includes simple activities like a day at an amusement park and more grueling ones like shooting hoops with the kids.
Your confidence can dip when you’re overweight and it can take a toll on your mental health.
If you’ve ever gone clothes shopping, particularly summer clothes shopping, if you’re unhappy with your fitness, it can be quite depressing. That type of depression can occur at other times. So can anxiety about how you look and what others think of you. I even have clients that feel uncomfortable about eating in public, because they feel others are criticizing them with every bite. A study from Australia showed that people who were overweight were more likely to be depressed and anxious than those who weren’t and something that shouldn’t be experienced by anyone if it can be helped.
Several studies show that being overweight can affect your career opportunities.
Weight-based discrimination is real and can affect every area of employment, whether it’s hiring, promotions, pay or disciplinary actions. It tends to be more prominent at the hiring phase and if the person is a woman, but still exists for men. One study showed that for women, just 13-pounds extra can make a difference in your salary of $9,000 a year if you’re a woman.
Your social life suffers if you’re overweight.
Unfortunately, people do judge others by appearance in many instances. Many people have preconceived notions about a person based on their appearance, especially their weight. People sometimes think of obese people as weak-willed, uninteresting and sometimes less than the brightest star in the sky. To add to the dilemma, it can make a person withdraw and avoid social gatherings. It’s unfair and unjust, but happens.
- Excess weight can affect your sex drive, according to a study that showed that up to 30% of the people that went for weight control help had problems in that area. Luckily, losing weight and exercise can improve sexual drive and function.
- Too often people think the cause of obesity and overweight is a lack of willpower. That’s just not true. It’s often a lack of knowledge about the best way to shed weight. A healthy diet and exercise are the first steps.
- While all these aspects of your life are important, the most important is your health. Being overweight or obese can cause life-altering conditions and is the leading cause of preventable death. You’re too important to miss out on one minute of life because of it.
- You’ll never be judged at SkinSports. We’re here to help. We have a program dedicated to weight loss that will help you make the best decisions when choosing food and the quickest way to get into shape.
For more information, contact us today at Skin Sport Fitness Center