How obesity affects our health……

In simpler terms obesity is weight above what’s considered healthy, it is often measured using Body Mass Index (BMI). It is a disorder involving excessive body fat that increases the risk of health problems. The symptoms may include overweight, abdominal obesity and back pain. A term ‘Childhood Obesity ‘ is becoming more popular nowadays, it is nothing but a condition in which a child is significantly overweight for his/her age and height. The symptoms are same in most cases, overweight, abdominal obesity or shortness of breath.

Obesity also throws light on two psychological disorders called ‘Binge Eating’ and ‘ Bulimia Nervosa’. Binge eating is something in which a person has to eat in really small intervals of time, let’s say, a person eats large amount of food in every hour or so and take it out immediately by the method of purging. Where as bulimia nervosa is a disorder in which a person intakes large quantities of food at small intervals but not purging. Hence, these to disorders also results in obesity. If a person is suffering from these disorders, he/she is giving signs of anxiety, depression and other depressive disorders.

Some solutions to remove obesity:-

1. Eating more fruits, vegetables, nuts and whole grains.

2. Exercising moderately for at least 30 minutes a day.

3. Cutting down consumption on fatty and sugary foods.

4. Using vegetable- based oils rather than animal- based fats.

Obesity should be prevented because the longer a person is obese, the more significant obesity-related risk factors become. Given the chronic diseases and conditions associated with obesity and the fact that obesity is hard to treat, prevention is extremely important. This puts the person at high risks of diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and various heart diseases. Preventing obesity in adults involves regular physical activity, a decrease in saturated fat intake, a decrease in sugar consumption, and an increase in fruit and vegetable consumption. In addition, family and healthcare professional involvement may help to maintain a healthy weight.

Some basic things we can do for the self treatment of obesity are consuming fewer calories, making healthy food choices, doing more exercises and getting monitoring weight may help reduce body mass. Other things we can do is seeking medical care. Getting advice on nutrition and exercise, finding out weight loss medications that might help, and disussing weight loss surgery.

Many factors play an important role in the development of obesity. Genetic traits can increase the risk in some people. A healthful diet that contains plenty of fresh food, together with regular exercise, will definitely reduce the risk of obesity in most people. However, those that have a genetic predisposition may find it harder to maintain a healthy weight.

It is rightly said by doctors and other professionals that obesity comes with various other diseases also,that have been already mentioned. It is really very important for everyone to be healthy and keep their intake healthy. After all we are doing this all for ourselves and no one else will take care of this issue.