2 feature Excess body fat doesn’t just mean tighter jeans. Sometimes the effects on our health can be a big motivator to lose weight, too. LOSE WEIGHT, IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH Losing weight isn’t just about vanity. Sometimes our biggest driver to lose weight can be health – especially after a scare or a warning from a doctor. Carrying excess weight makes your body work harder to do everything it has to do – breathe, pump blood and move around – and puts you at greater risk of serious health problems. Here’s how excess weight impacts your body, and what you can do to reverse the damage.