With a Body Mass Index (BMI) between 25 and 29.9, you are considered overweight, once it clicks 30, it is obesity. It is usually advisable to take care of obesity as soon as you can, as it is linked with other health problems such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, heart failure, and many others. There are also psychological links with it, as it may cause an individual to be frustrated or even depressed, which often arises from bully or setbacks.
Why do people become obese?
A very common link to obesity is the consumption of too many calories, as many people do not really pay attention to the things they eat. It could also result from a sedentary lifestyle; you are probably just sitting all day or making no attempt in actively involving your body. Lack of sleep could also cause it. These are common reasons associated with both adults and children.
What are the risk associated with obesity?
Studies so far has linked obesity to a lot of risks, which includes:
- Coronary heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Type 2 diabetes
- Dyslipidemia (abnormal blood fats)
- Metabolic syndrome
- Sleep apnea
- Liver and gallbladder disease
- Obesity hypoventilation syndrome
- Reproductive problems
- Gynecological problems
These risks are the main reasons why you should pay attention to your obesity problem, and also manage it well, because they are the top leading causes of death. So, apparently, obesity increases the risk of death.
How can you get rid of obesity?
Obesity can be prevented, even if you carry it in your gene. A great way to make this happen is by following a healthy lifestyle. You should also get about 150 to 300 minutes of moderate intensity exercises like swimming, and walking fast, every week.
Let your diet plan revolve around low-calorie and nutrient dense foods; eat more of fruits and vegetables and cut down on sugary and fatty foods. It is best to prevent obesity right from childhood, so parents are encouraged to make this happen for the child’s future sake.
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