You’ve already heard about the bad things that happen when you’re fat and out of shape. The list is long, including such favorites as increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes, just for starters. Yet obesity, is poised to become the leading cause of preventable death in America. It’s estimated that 1,000 Americans die from obesity related health problems each day. Could this possibly be any worse?
For a man, obesity can also take away your manhood. How does lower testosterone levels (Low-T), greater likelihood of prostate cancer, and erectile dysfunction appeal to you?
A 2008 study, found that a four-inch increase in waist size, increased the odds of a man having a low testosterone level by 75%.
Another study done by Harvard, found that a man with a 42 inch waist is twice as likely to develop erectile dysfunction, as a man having a 32 inch waist.
Also, an American Cancer Society study showed that being obese increased a man’s risk of prostate cancer by 20%. Additionally, a man’s obesity increased the probability of cancer spreading beyond the prostate, into other areas of his body.
The Bottom Line: If any man, after considering this information, still lacks the motivation to lose some excess pounds, I wish you well. It’s never too late to change your ways, but once you’ve lost your health, it’s hard to get it back. The choice you make, may jeopardize your enjoyment of life.
What are you going to do?
It’s your life, live well.