Shocking Reasons To Lose Weight Now

woman wearing gym clothes holding scale( — You already know that shedding weight makes you look and feel better. But researchers have now discovered some new health benefits of getting down to a healthier body weight.

Here are just some of the surprising ways that weighing less can make you healthier:

Fewer Allergy and Asthma Symptoms

At first glance, weight loss and allergies seem totally unrelated. But Michael Wald, MD, an integrated medicine specialist in Mount Kisco, N.Y., says that one absolutely impacts the other. “For some people, being overweight contributes to worsened asthma and allergies,” Dr. Wald says. “It puts a burden on the adrenal glands, which are involved in managing asthma and allergies. Being overweight is also a strain upon the respiratory system and can exacerbate asthma symptoms.”

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