Why lose weight?
Everyone has a slightly different combination of reasons for wanting to lose weight. Whatever your reasons may be - when you're ready, Down 25 is ready, too - to help you make a transition that will change your life forever.
QUALITY OF LIFE.
Not only has weight loss been proven to elevate mood, relieve depression, and improve sleep patterns, but it also allows for more intense exercise without exhaustion or shortness of breath, and it alleviates joint pain by reducing stress that excess weight puts on joints.
FOR YOUR HEALTH.
Excess weight is the root cause of all of the major diseases in America today – cancer, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, vascular disease, joint destruction, and infertility. To avoid devastating disease, or to attempt to reverse the effects of diseases you may already have, the earlier you start losing weight, the better.
Excess weight wears down your bones and joints, causing pain in the back, hips, knees, and ankles. Every 10 pounds of weight gained increases the risk of developing arthritis by 30%, while every 5 pounds of weight lost decreases the load on your knees by 400% per step.