Reasons to Watch Your Weight – From Your Brain’s Perspective

Brain Food, Inspiration, Mental Fitness, Motivational

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We all know the physical reasons to watch our weight:  Diabetes, heart disease, cholesterol, respiratory problems, and even cancer have all been linked to weight related problems.

Experts now tell us that there’s yet another reason to keep our weight where it needs to be.

If you are a healthy weight, your mind is more youthful than if you are carrying extra weight.  In a recent UCLA study, overweight people were found to have 4 percent less brain tissue than normal-weight adults.  If this were broken down into brain age, their minds are about 8 years older than the minds of people who are in their normal weight range.

One possible cause is the fact that high calorie, high fat diets clog arteries in the brain, restrict blood flow, and cause cells to shrink.

Makes you want to have a salad for lunch, doesn’t it? Someone call Panera Bread and tell them to have my salad and green tea waiting for me!

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  • Looking from another angle, from the point of old age, it’s better to watch our diet now and keep our abilities to walk, eat and enjoy life, than to spend hours watching the sky from the hospital bed.

  • Very nice and informative article, let me share my fitness story with dear readers. I used to be very fit and athlete, but with the passage of time I became lazy and developed a habit of eating and sleeping along with no exercise. Which deposited around 25 – 30 Kilo of fat into my stomach, face, legs and all over my body? Everyday when I looked in the mirror I had thought today I will start exercising, which was clearly a false promising to myself, again with the passage of time I realized now enough is enough I have to do something to get rid of this fat. So I stepped on to the thread mill and started running 40 Minutes everyday at 9 Miles per hour. Right after finishing a marathon every day I then take the free weight and start building my shoulders and biceps, chest and etc. 3 Days continues exercise and 2 days rest which continued over the period of 3 months and I have now lost 22 Kilo of fat and I have started to look young and energetic once again. I recommend everyone who is facing the same symptoms of fatness try to get fit, it is really easy and not difficult at all. Thank you

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