Being overweight (or carrying excess body weight) can increase
your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Small dietary and lifestyle changes can have a significant impact on
your ability to lose weight, lower your BMI and feel healthier.
But in order to understand how these adjustments can benefit your
health, we must look at the role that insulin plays. Insulin regulates
your blood sugar, which is essential to well-being and health. Taking
steps to lose weight allows insulin to function at a better rate
2, therefore staving off the risk of type 2 diabetes
and cardiovascular disease.
There is no “one size fits all” approach to losing weight or reducing
your BMI, but as this video shows, eating a healthy and varied diet,
increasing your physical activity, using tools and setting goals to
3 are some of the ways that you can manage your
weight, laying the foundations for a healthier lifestyle.