Best Tips to Restrict Obesity
Are you worried about your health? Do you think you are gaining unnecessary weight? Here are some tips to avoid the most common cause of almost all the diseases, Obesity.
What is obesity?
Obesity is a disorder involving unrestrained body fat that increases the risk of related serious health problems. Its main cause is the excessive intake of calories which is not burned by the means of exercise or workout. It is a very common health issue as there are around 10 million cases per year in India.
Though obesity is a self-treatable, yet it is a chronic disorder that can last for years or be lifelong. Not a life-threatening disorder itself, but it definitely creates a path for most of them. If your BMI or Body Mass Index is more than 30, you are obese. General symptoms of obesity includes weight gain, fatigue, pot belly, snoring, or pain in joints.
Okay, so enough about obesity. Here are some tips which will definitely help you avoid this detrimental state.
Best Tips to Restrict Obesity
Break your fast in style
Start your day with a healthy breakfast. Studies suggest that if you have breakfast regularly, your body will need a smaller number of calories to cruise through the day. This means that the net number of calories needed for the day decreases, hence defying obesity.
The best breakfast one can suggest is a bowl of mixed cereals in milk with a hint of nuts and coffee.
2) Green veggies to the rescue!
Studies suggest that a higher intake of green leafy vegetables helps you in reducing your BMI. There are two reasons for this. Firstly, green vegetables have fewer calories and contain a large number of juices, preventing fat accumulation in your body. Secondly, they accommodate a large number of fibers, which digests slowly and in turn making your stomach feel full.
A fun fact: Researchers have found that on an average, vegetarians weigh 3 to 20 percent less than meat eaters. So, let’s go green, eh?
Well, the most obvious answer to obesity is to exercise regularly. An excessive workout isn’t needed. Rather, just the amount to burn the extra calories ingested by you. The best workout I’d suggest is to go for a walk, preferably in the morning, of about 2-3
kilometres. This will help you burn calories on a regular basis.
4) Be a sleeping beauty
Studies show that inadequate sleep leads to the secretion of a signal hormone ‘ghrelin’ which increases appetite and hence leads to overeating. The right amount of sleep helps you to remain healthy and counter many other diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes and many chronic diseases.
5) Reduce the intake of packaged food.
Everyone is talking about the packaged food items containing a lot of calories. A study shows that people who follow a diet of ultra-processed foods eat about 3000 calories a day. This is around 500 more calories than what a person who followed a normal balanced diet would consume. This shows how harmful packaged food items are. Cut down your consumption of fatty and sugary foods to live a healthy carefree life.
These are the basic steps one must follow to restrict obesity. Around 5% of people in India suffer from obesity.
It is estimated that by 2025, India will be the home of over 17 million obese children and will stand 2nd on the list containing countries with the greatest number of obese children in the world. So, another good reason to fight obesity, yeah?
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