Mitch Chase – Personal Trainer and Diet Coach

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With 2 lbs or 20, Lower Your Health Risk With Every Pound of Weight Loss!

Losing weight is no easy task, but if you’re looking for reasons to lose even a pound or two – you’ll find the motivation here. Diabetes, knee pain, blood pressure, and heart attack and cancer risks can all be reduced dramatically with a little weight loss. Read below to see how even small amounts of weight loss can contribute to significant, life changing health benefits.


Lose 2 lbs – to ward off diabetes.

Overweight and obesity lead to improperly metabolized blood sugars which can contribute to type two diabetes. In a study conducted by researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health, investigators found that for every 1% of weight loss (about 2 lbs) obese subject’s risk of diabetes decreased 16%. For minimal effort, that’s a significant reward.

Lose 10 lbs – to save your joints.

When a group of 150-lb women shed 10 lbs from their frames, they cut their risk of knee pain by half. The American College of Physicians reported that each pound of excess weight translated to 3-6 lbs of increased weight on the knees when walking or jogging – a force joints cannot happily endure. Losing weight, even a small amount, can prevent osteoarthritis and reduce aches and pains.

Lose 15 lbs – to help your heart.

Overweight people who lost 15 or more pounds reduced their risk of hypertension by 20-30%. Weight loss typically lowers pressure within the blood vessels which consequently decreases strain on the heart.

Lose 20 lbs – to lower your breast cancer risk.

Overweight women who lost 20 lbs lowered their risk of breast cancer by nearly 20%. Fat cells produce excess estrogen which might play a role in the proliferation of cancer cells. Although more research is in the works, significant weight loss seems to contribute positively to the risk of breast cancer.

Named “One of L.A.’s Top 5 Trainers” on the LA Hotlist and “South Bay’s Best Personal Trainer” in The Daily Breeze. For over 25 years, Mitch Chase has helped thousands of people get into better shape. He has published hundreds of articles, and have been featured on TV, SportsDesk, CitiCable, The Easy Reader, and The Daily Breeze.