Losing weight is not just about how you look in a bathing suit! If you are overweight (that is not he same as having curves--- if you are 'curvy' and your body mass index is within normal limits then your health is not at risk.)
What is your Body mass Index? Find out here: http://www.aarp.org/health/fitness/info-05-2010/bmi_calculator.html
Losing as much (or as little) as 10 lbs. can make a difference in improving your health. Your joints, your blood pressure and blood sugar, cholesterol, etc. can all benefit from maintaining a healthy body weight. I know someone who recently lost ten lbs. who told me, "Imagine holding a 5lb. bags of potatoes in each arm. That is how much weight I lost.". That is one of the many reasons people feel better after they have lost weight.
"New Report: Adult Obesity Increases in 16 States in the Past Year." Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Press Release 7/07/11.
"Today, the state with the lowest obesity rate would have had the highest rate in 1995," said TFAH executive director Jeffrey Levi. "There was a clear tipping point in our national weight gain over the last twenty years, and we can't afford to ignore the impact obesity has on our health and corresponding healthcare spending."
According to this report in State By State Adult Obesity Growth Ranks since 1995, Oregon, Florida and New Jersey are tied for 32nd. To read the entire article open this link: http://www.rwjf.org/newsroom/product.jsp?id=72574
Obesity and obesity related illness are reversible. It is never too late to embark on a fitter lifestyle which includes nutritious food and regular exercise.
Please see Fit To Go Tips to learn how cardiovascular exercise helps to control weight, which in turn, reduces the risk of certain chronic illnesses.
As little as 30 minutes of moderate exercise 3 times a week can help to improve our health. Everyone has different perceptions of how they would like to look. Being 'ultra thin' or 'buff' as a body builder are not necessarily the pictures of perfect health. A healthy Body Mass Index and Body Fat Percentage are guidelines to help you to maintain a healthy body weight.