weight loss logo 

weight loss logo

AddThis Feed Button

spacer spacer  

Weight Loss Articles


Boost metabolism for weight loss

  28 Ways to bust a weight loss plateau
  3Top four tips to lose weight
  4What's your healthy weight?
  5Bogus weight loss claims busted!

Weight Loss Resources

 Weight Loss Books
 Weight Loss Articles
 Weight Loss Coach
 Weight Loss Health Videos
 Weight Loss Products
 Weight Loss Directory

Weight Loss Tools

 Body Mass Index
 Calorie & Fat Counter
 Weight Loss Journal
 Weight Watchers Points
 Weight Loss News

Today's Weight Loss Tip

Weight Loss Sponsors





The Weight Loss Centre

Lose a Little - It Helps a Lot


Newswise — If you’re trying to lose a lot of weight, and progress is slow, take heart. Losing just 5 percent to 10 percent of your body weight can have long-lasting health benefits.

Moderate weight loss has received increasing attention as a strategy for those who are overweight or obese. And unlike many weight-loss programs in which most people regain the majority of the weight they initially lost, this type of weight loss is more likely to be maintained over a longer time.

The January issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter covers potential benefits from moderate, sustained weight loss:

Hypertension -- Several studies have shown that moderate weight loss -- around 5 percent -- can reduce or eliminate the need for medications that lower blood pressure.

Diabetes -- Studies of people at high risk of diabetes showed that moderate weight loss from dietary changes and moderate exercise can delay and possibly prevent type 2 diabetes. A weight loss of 5percent to 7 percent was linked to a 58 percent reduced risk of diabetes.

Heart disease -- Ten percent weight reduction may reduce your lifetime risk of developing heart disease by up to 4 percent.

Stroke -- Sustained moderate weight loss may reduce the risk of stroke.

Sleep apnea -- One study compared the prevalence of this sleep disorder in overweight participants before and after weight loss. Those who lost a moderate amount of weight experienced a 14 percent to 26 percent decline in the number of occurrences of abnormal overnight breathing.

Life expectancy -- Depending on your age and body mass, a sustained 10 percent weight loss can increase life expectancy.

Mayo Clinic Health Letter is an eight-page monthly newsletter of reliable, accurate and practical information on today’s health and medical news. To subscribe, please call toll free 800-333-9037, extension 9PR1.





button Fast track weight loss with vegetables in your daily diet

button Superfood almonds great for weight loss snacks


button How to choose whole grains for health and weight loss
arrow  Visit all videos

Popular Topics On Weight Loss Health

weight loss bullet How to get a flat, toned tummy.

weight loss bullet Cut out hunger with protein.
weight loss bullet How to snack without getting fat.
weight loss bullet Tummy fat!  Does it matter?
weight loss bullet Body shape impact on  weight loss
weight loss bullet Is your body chemistry making you over weight?





Your Weight (kgs)

Your Height (cms)

Your BMI


 What does your BMI number mean?  Find out more.

weight loss advert