Have you thought about losing weight to help prevent Alzheimer’s disease? There are so many health reasons to lose weight: cancer, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes …. the list goes on and on. And now studies show that being over weight can contribute to dementia. The problem of course is that health is not a motivator for behavior change. Dr. Dean Ornish has shown that 90% of the people who make behavior changes for return to their old unhealthy behaviors within 6 months. HEALTH IS NOT A MOTIVATOR. The question is, what are you going to be doing with good health? What are the joyful things (like playing with grandchildren) that you can do with good health that would make it worth skipping the cookie to lose weight. Weight loss hypnosis can help you live life to the fullest with a healthy mind and a healthy body.

Excess Weight in Middle Age Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

WebMD, May 2, 2011: Carrying around extra pounds during middle age was associated with a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease later in life. The findings, published in the journal Neurology, suggest that control of body fat as early as middle life is important to prevent dementia later in life.

Close to one in three of the participants were overweight or obese in middle age. And those that were had about an 80 percent higher chance of getting any kind of dementia than people of normal weight. The more participants weighed in mid-life, the higher their chance of getting dementia or “questionable dementia” – meaning they had signs of thinking and reasoning problems, but not enough to be diagnosed with dementia.

Extra weight has been shown to increase a person’s risk for diabetes and heart and blood vessel diseases – and those conditions are related to a higher dementia risk. However, the link between weight and dementia remained even after the researchers took other diseases into account.

The findings are the latest evidence that preventing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia starts long before their signs and symptoms typically show up. People need to understand that what they do today could have an effect on them 30 or 40 years from now. When it comes to maintaining a healthy weight what’s good for the heart is good for the brain.

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If you want to live life to the fullest with a healthy mind and a healthy body, weight loss hypnosis can help you make the behavior changes in your life to lose weight and keep it off. Is that Big Mac or piece of chocolate really worth dementia?

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