Will Weight Loss Improve Memory?

Will Weight Loss Improve Memory? Losing Weight Does Help Memory

Will Weight Loss Improve Memory? Losing Weight Does Help Memory

Weight loss comes with countless benefits–better health and a higher sense of self-esteem being just a few of many. However, researchers have also found that weight loss can lead to improved memory and concentration. This is great news for anyone interested in taking back control of their health.

According to a study headed by Dr. John Gunstad at Kent State University, weight loss results in the overall improvement of multiple cognitive abilities; this includes, but is not limited to, organization skills, memory and executive functioning.

Weight Loss Statistics

Dr. Gunstad, who is a professor of psychology at Kent State, conducted his study by analyzing the memory tests of people considered morbidly obese; 300 lbs. (135 kilos) or more. 109 of these patients went on to have bariatric surgery, while the remaining 41 did not undergo the procedure. 12 weeks after the surgeries, when the operated patients’ weight loss average was about 50 lbs. (22 kilos), Dr. Gunstad re-distributed the tests and analyzed them again. In this way, he was able to discern that the patients who had lost weight had experienced improved cognitive functioning.

Improved cognitive functioning does not mean getting smarter. Losing weight is not the ticket to a Mensa membership or a coveted spot at Harvard. Improved cognitive functioning means that the potentialities of the already present cognitive ability apparatus in each individual are maximized.  Thus, weight loss helps people achieve their best self. The brain is the human body’s control center and when all neurons are firing correctly, then people are much more likely to be happy, healthy and productive.

Obesity Drains the Bodies Brain Power

Given astronomically increasing rates of obesity worldwide, it is more important than ever to consider the importance of weight loss. Obesity saps the body of brain power and this leads to higher rates of depression, anxiety and general malaise. The good news is that weight loss is a very reachable goal for anyone who is interested in making use of their best brain. Diets fortified in grains, fruits, proteins, and healthy fats (like Omega 3 fats) bring the body back into a healthy state of equilibrium. Regular exercise, whether in the form of walking, running or playing with the kids at the playground also helps keep bodies fit and functioning. Cutting out processed foods and sugars decreases the chance for developing obesity and increases energy and mood.

The Solution to Weight Loss

Aside from the weight loss methods above, people who are interested in getting their health back in order can also enlist the services of a health coach. Health coaches can be personal trainers or doctors, but they can also come in the form of certified hypnotherapists who can help instill positive habits and thought-patterns into the brain as it re-forms towards a healthier future. Hypnosis to lose weight is a great way to change the mind making it easier to lose weight and keep it off.

How Can Hypnosis Help Me

If you are seeking help or experiencing the frustration of being overweight, then reach out and make contact. The Hypnotherapist Maureen Hamilton says her greatest love is to see just one more person being taken from the crutches of the sugar induced foods and being free of this killing condition. Maureen can be contacted on 1300 619 684 or alternatively you can make your booking online and set your date to take control and change your life by not going on a diet but making a LifeStyle change in only three easy sessions.

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