By: Ana Margarita Olar| Vigorbuddy.com
Everyone has their own definition of the word slim. Does that mean you have to be skinny? Does having curves justify being overweight? Is it about being contented with your looks despite your weight? Here are some compelling reasons to stay slim:
STAY SLIM TO STAY CONFIDENT
A recent study in the Journal of Health Psychology found that people who had less confidence gained more confidence after participating regularly in an exercise routine.
STAY SLIM TO AVOID SICKNESS
Participating in a workout routine burns unwanted body fats resulting in a lower blood pressure, reduced the risk of cancer, lowers the risk for Type 2 diabetes. Exercise results in the overall increase in strength, endurance, and energy of an individual.
STAY SLIM TO SLEEP WELL
Physical inactivity during the day can cause unhealthy sleeping habits. Our body responds to what we do with it. Without proper physical activity during the day, we can develop two very bad sleeping habits: one, sleeping very late at night, and two, oversleeping even during the day.
Moreover, being well rested after a physical activity also adds to our overall good mood and helps us clear our heads from too much stress and anxiety.
STAY SLIM FOR BETTER OVERALL PERFORMANCE
A research made by the International Journal of Workplace Health Management proved several things: one, people that exercise is far more productive at work, and two, people that exercise is able to manage time better and gets more work done during the day.
Also, being physically fit has a bearing on how you deal with important persons in your life: your family, spouse, kids, and co-workers. Being physically fit helps you to cope up well with stressful situations and fewer conflicts with your loved ones.
STAY SLIM TO STAY ALIVE
Being slim all throughout your life could help you live longer according to these two studies:
In the first research, scientists from the US found out that slim people have the lowest risk of dying over a 15 year period: 12% chance for women and 20% chance for men. Obese men and women have a higher risk: 20% of women and 24% for men.
According to Dr. Mingyang Song a research fellow at Harvard, people who maintain the leanest body weight have the lowest risk of dying prematurely.
In the second research, international researchers found that gaining weight over time was linked with the higher risks of premature death. In the analysis of about 230 previously published studies that included more than 30 million people, they learned that among people who never smoked, the leanest lived the longest.
Lastly, according to Dr. Song, “weight management should start early and last throughout life because by the time you reach middle age it’s already difficult to lose weight.
So what are you waiting for? Start your effort to stay slim as young as you can to help you live a healthy and quality life.