Another reason to shed those pounds

Talk about obesity is everywhere these days. The media tells us that it looks lousy and is bad for our health. Our health care practitioners tell us to lose weight. Even our own bodies tell us, through our aches and pains, shortness of breath and other twinges, that losing a little weight could do us some good.
Now, a new medical study tells us that losing weight could be good for our eyesight. It seems that if we are overweight, we double our chances of losing our sight from degenerative eye conditions, such as cataracts and AMD.

Another reason to try to lose weight? You betcha. Who wants to be a blind person with heart disease, cancer and arthritis? OK, I may exaggerate a bit, but every little reason that can help motivate us to get fit and shed some pounds counts for something.

Author by Debra McDuffee