How Weight Loss Improves Mental Health

October 24, 2022 by Steve Suntala

With the constant demand work, caring for loved ones, and keeping up with the home demanding our attention, it isn’t uncommon for mental health and personal wellbeing to be pushed aside or forgotten completely. Weight gain is certainly a side effect of not having time for one’s health, especially for those who work office jobs or who c not carve-out time in their schedules for regular exercise.

Statistics gathered by the CDC in 2017 showed that the US obesity prevalence was 41.9%, a number that increased to 42.4% in 2020.

According to an article by the National Council of Aging (NCOA), “In addition to their physical challenges, people living with obesity often struggle with mood and anxiety disorders.” One study from the NCOA even found that adults with excess weight had a 55% higher risk of developing depression over their lifetime compared to people that did not struggle with obesity.

The Positive Impact of Losing Weight

Keeping these statistics in mind, it’s important to highlight how losing weight can improve both your physical and mental health. Understanding the benefits of weight loss could significantly improve your quality of life. People who lose weight will typically see lower blood pressure, lower blood sugar, increased physical activity and even improvements in joint or bone pain.

In addition to physical improvements, those who lose weight have a high likelihood of improving their mental health as well.

Weight loss has been known to help by:

  • Improving one’s quality of life
  • Eliminating weight bias and discrimination brought on by society’s negative perspectives on obesity
  • Ehancing personal body image
  • Lowering psychological issues by reducing inflammatory markers in the body – therefore reducing the risk of developing depression due to personal health – and thus supporting a healthy immune system

Semaglutide for Weight Loss

New Pathways Clinic now offers Cleveland mental health services in the form of Semaglutide for weight loss. Semaglutide weight loss shots offer rapid weight loss in the 10lbs. per month range through regular injections of Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 (GLP-1), which increase the body’s production of insulin, inhibits glucagon, and decreases appetite. With a 70% success rate, Semaglutide’s results are comparable to receiving bariatric surgery. The more weight a patient has to lose, the faster Semaglutide works.

Weight loss positively affects a person’s mental health in numerous ways. Depression and anxiety can both be improved by Semaglutide weight loss shots, by regular exercise, and by eating healthy, balanced meals. Our staff of experts is ready to answer your questions about Semaglutide as a weight-loss treatment option. Contact us today for more information about Semaglutide for weight loss or to get started on your weight-loss journey. We are here to help you succeed!

At New Pathways Clinic our heartfelt mission is to establish a holistic mental wellness campus that touches the lives of individuals in the greater Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati regions. We are dedicated to combining state-of-the-art mental health treatments, like Ketamine therapy infusions and Spravato nasal spray, with the expertise of compassionate mental health professionals to treat depression, anxiety, PTSD, migraines, and bipolar disorder.

Our unwavering commitment drives us to continuously evolve and adapt as the scientific landscape of ketamine research expands and diversifies, leading to innovative mental health treatments. We are determined to pave the way for a healthier future for Cleveland, central Ohio, and southern Ohio.

New Pathways Clinic also offers Semaglutide & Tirzepatide weight-loss shots, ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, and  ketamine/Spravato support groups for patients.

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