‘Lose 10 kilos in a week’ may sound tempting to try, but it also involves a great degree of risk. For instance, rapid weight loss, which includes extreme low calorie diet and stringent workout schedules besides restricting foods, may be harmful to your heart’s health.
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Effects on Functions of Heart
According to a research by the Weill Cornell Medical College, rapid weight loss puts the heart in danger by increasing the risk of heart attacks. Here’s how the heart’s functions are affected by rapid weight loss.
It is important to consider one’s heart rate when opting for weight loss products as doing so will keep one fit to exercise and burn the calories required for weight loss. If you are opting for a rapid weight loss program, it is important that you get your heart rate regularly and closely monitored by a doctor before, during and after the weight loss program. Should there be no hurry in losing weight, it is safe to opt for a slow but steady weight loss program. Besides, following a healthy weight loss program keeps the side-effects at bay.
The American Heart Association suggests weight loss for both cardiovascular health and aesthetics with a healthy diet (including plenty of fresh fruits/vegetables, whole grains and fat-free or low-fat dairy products) along with moderate physical activity.
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