Forget fitting into smaller jeans—slimming down can save your life.
Reason 4: Your heart is safer
The bigger you are the more likely you are to suffer a heart attack earlier in life—12 years sooner for the most obese, a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology says. And overweight people are more likely to have diabetes and high cholesterol.
Make one change: Eat heart-healthy fare like dark leafy greens and unsalted nuts.