If you are obese
How obesity affects you
Osteoarthritis, sleep apnoea, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease etc.
Diabetes, gout, fatty liver, certain cancers etc.
Self-esteem, body image, etc.
Cost of treatment
Effects of weight loss on diabetes and pre-diabetes
If you have pre-diabetes or at high risk of developing diabetes:
A 5-7% weight loss is recommended to prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes.
If you have Type 2 diabetes:
More than 5% weight loss will improve glucose, lipids and blood pressure control.
Types of intervention
Take breaks in between
Monitor your overall energy and fatigue levels during and the day after exercise.
Ensure that you do not feel excessively fatigued, such that you can't carry out your normal daily routine.