How can losing weight improve my heart health?

Losing excess weight can have a major impact on your health and quality of life. Here's what losing weight can do for your heart:
  • Ease your heart's workload
  • Help reduce other cardiac risk factors, such as high cholesterol and diabetes
  • Make it easier for you to be physically active
When you lose weight, you also reduce risks for other health problems. You'll probably feel better, too -- people who've succeeded at weight loss say they have more energy and a better outlook.

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