I don’t think you need to try to convince anybody that losing weight is good for you. It’s common knowledge by now. You’ll add years to your life, improve your mood and stay healthy. Not to mention you can keep up with your kids!
What you may not realize is just how many other benefits there are.
Did you know that you can end up saving money when you lose weight and follow a healthy lifestyle?
Or, how about the fact that you’re more likely to get a promotion? Yes, these are actual benefits that most people don’t realize are possible.
In this article, I will go over some of the surprising benefits that happen when you lose weight and get healthy.
1 – Better sex life
If you were having trouble in your sex life from being overweight, then this will come as a welcome benefit. Being obese is a cause of erectile dysfunction and many men take Viagra because of it. Though Viagra gets a bad rep and not to say that I think it’s bad, by the way.
When you lose weight, you boost your testosterone and it increases your libido. When you have a higher sex drive you are more likely to have more sex. And you’ll also last longer in bed because you are in better shape.
2 – Better sleep
Everything hinges on getting enough rest. From depression to poor job performance, we suffer in so many ways when we don’t sleep enough. Which coincidentally also causes weight gain.
Losing weight helps regulate your hormones so you are able to maintain a good sleep schedule. You’ll get sleepy when it is time to go to bed and fall asleep faster. Then you’ll sleep more deeply and wake up more rested than ever.
3 – Save money
Being on a weight loss journey usually doesn’t just mean going to the gym. You’ll also be watching what you eat and cooking more to stay on a healthy path.
When you cook, you end up using whole foods instead of processed. And this, in turn, saves lots of money. Using lots of vegetables in your meal also is much cheaper than loading up on meats.
Then, you’ll spend less money on junk food, which is actually much more expensive than you think.
Eating out will lose its appeal since many restaurants are not serving healthy meals and the portions are too big when you’re trying to lose weight.
All of these things equals more money in your pocket.
4 – Get promoted
There will be many things working in your favor that will help you get a job promotion. You’ll be well rested and perform better at work which gets noticed.
Confidence in your self is boosted when you’ve lost weight and that will attract more attention to the work you do.
And you’ll look more professional. Then when your job is looking for somebody to fill a senior role, you’re more likely to get the promotion.