Obesity and Its Management
Obesity is excessive or abnormal accumulation of fat that may impair health. Body mass Index (BMI) is a simple index of weight for height that is commonly used to classify overweight in adults.
Overall, about 13% of the world’s population is obese and prevalence of obesity has increased to 3 times between 1975-2016.
Obesity is a major risk factor to various conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, musculoskeletal disorder like osteoarthritisetc.
Losing weight is not just about giving up your favorite food or spending hours in the gym. It’s about getting change in your life style and having a good lifestyle.
Good sleep :
Most Underrated in weight loss journey. Good quality sleep is required to repair, rejuvenate your body. If your sleep is disturbed try some simple deep breathing before bed time.
Management of stress :
Increased long term cortisol level is strongly related to obesity, especially belly fat. Also, stress can lead to overeating. Managing stress by simple practices like breathing excelsis, pranayama or meditationbecomes crucial.
Weight loss revolves around calorie consumption and expenditure. No single food provides all the nutrients the body needs to stay healthy. So, a diet with all macro and micro nutrients is recommended. All you need to start eating right.
Combining exercise with healthy diet is more effective when compared to depending on diet alone. Physical activity help to expend more calorie or burn calorie and thereby helping in weight loss.
Article By :
Dr. Shraddha Surathkal