ByMs Aisha Noreen:
n order to preserve awareness about gross fat, annually, 11th October is viewed as World obesity day with an aim of sharing practical tips to end obese condition.
Medically, obesity is considered as a complicated health condition, in which fat accumulation negatively affects the health of an individual and the BMI crosses the range above 29.9 that is about 20% of body weight is greater than the normal range. This includes physiological, biological and cultural components or often mixture of all.
What causes obesity?
Since the 20th century, the eating habits and daily routine has altered adversely which is the leading cause of obesity. The causes include:
1. Increase intake of carbohydrates especially fructose.
2. Intake of alcoholic or soft drinks.
3. Slow metabolism.
4. Family history.
5. Lack of exercise and walk.
7. Increased use of more than convenience devices including cars, televisions, laptops etc.
8. Lack of sleep.
9. Poorly balanced diet.
What are Risk factors associated with obesity?
The risk factors of obesity includes;
2. Type II Diabetes.
4. Hypertension and other heart diseases.
5. Liver diseases.
6. Sleep apnea.
7. Gallbladder diseases.
10. Renal failure.
How to escape from obesity?
Because obesity is now an epidemic disease, there is no rapid cure. Instead of running for liposuction surgeries or anti-obesity medicines, go ahead for slow and steady changes through changing the daily routine such as;
1. Increasing physical activities such as walking or using bicycles, instead of utilising cars of other transport means.
2. Maintain a consistent routine with a specific time for jogging or exercise instead of being a couch potato.
3. Eating small amounts as it is the best way to cut down energy.
4. Never skip breakfast as it is beneficial for boosting metabolism.
5. Satiate your thirst by replacing water and natural juices from fizzy or alcoholic beverages or preserved juices.
6. Increase the intake of fibre through the consumption of vegetables, fruits or nuts in place of chips or other junk snacks.
7. Do not deprive yourself of food in order to lose weight but rely on natural, less preserved, and healthy nutritional practices.
Let’s make an oath this October to make ourselves, our families and the surrounding healthier to survive free from any associated disease. Let’s spread the words and bring about a change globally.