USA (WebMD) — High blood pressure? You can lower it by about 5 points just by dropping 5% of your body weight. wb.md/2WzT3rv.
Losing a little weight goes a long way. Find out the benefits you could get if you shed just 5% to 10% of your body weight.
You don’t have to slim down to your high school size to get real health benefits. Losing just a few pounds makes a big difference. Five percent of your body weight — 10 pounds for a 200-pound person — can improve all kinds of health problems, and make you feel better, too. Talk to your doctor about whether it might help you.