Obesity is a rampant health issue that has been gaining attention lately. Where the reasons are manifold but an unhealthy lifestyle being the main factor that contributes to obesity. Obesity can put the person at a risk of high blood sugar, high cholesterol, diabetes, arthritis etc. that could lead to severe health issues later. Also, the rising ratio of obesity among the youth is alarming, which requires special attention.
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Obesity can pose serious health risks. Not to forget your health insurance coverage will not be extended for any health-complication arising out of obesity as it is excluded from the insurer’s list of inclusion. So, you can have a fair idea of how much you’re about to burn from your pocket without a health cover, if you’re detected with any such disorder. So, better is to be awake before it’s too late.
In this article, we’ll be discussing a few tips to prevent obesity and help you maintain a healthy lifestyle!
But, what exactly is a Healthy Lifestyle?
A healthy lifestyle denotes to embracing some good habits such as keeping yourself active physically, eat healthy and a balanced diet, no consumption of alcohol, getting sufficient sleep etc. These are the basics of a healthy life that could further help you keep obesity at bay. Let’s discuss some of the mantras of a healthy lifestyle, which you can adopt to cease obesity.
As per the nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar, anything that comes in packets should be avoided you you’re looking to keep your obesity level checked. A study did by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition said that packaged or processed food increases the risk of obesity in our body.
Start adding more fruits and vegetables in your daily intake of diet. Fruits and vegetables are high in antioxidants and fiber. The intake of sufficient fiber will keep you full and will help reducing the risk of overeating.
It is most important to avoid a sedentary lifestyle. Rather keep yourself engage in minor physical activities such as walking, running, aerobics, going to the gym to prevent the risk of obesity. Include weight and muscle training in your exercise regime. This will help you maintain an ideal physic and keep a sharp vigil on obesity.
It can adversely affect your mental and physical health. As per different studies, stress can trigger brain activities, which further affect eating patterns. This will result in a severe craving for foods that are high in calories. This eventually can contribute to obesity. Try managing your stress level by keeping yourself busy in activities that keep you calm such as yoga.
Late time bed goers always develop the risk of obesity. People who don’t get enough sleep are comparatively less active than those who are quite strict about the rule of “early to bed and early to rise”. Sleep-deprived people are more prone to take high calories because they remain awake until late, which triggers their hunger.
Spending too much time on the screens of your laptop or mobile phone is common these days. By spending a considerable amount of time on these screens on a daily basis, people unknowingly have welcomed so many health issues. The more you spend time on the screen, the less you have the chance to be active. It also adversely affects the amount of sleep you get regularly. So, limit your screen timings. In case you are bound to spend a required time, then take short breaks in-between, walk a few steps, and come back.
Most of us do not admit this, but a regular visit to your doctor should be a habit, not a need. In the modern age, the lifestyle we pursue directly and easily contributes to make someone physically ill. Be it wrong eating habits, super busy schedule leading to less sleep and less physical activities etc. again increase the risk of being overweight. In this regard, having regular sittings with your physician or health experts will reduce the chance of ill-health condition. Their constant pieces of advice will keep you motivated to be on the track. This way you’ll be also careful about what you are eating daily or keep a check on your daily activities. This way you can restrain yourself from paying for those unplanned expenses arising out of a health emergency or claiming your health insurance cover.
Nothing is impossible; you just have to be patient. If you’re a bit concern about your excessive weight, then stop making excuses and work for it. Of course, the results wouldn’t be seen overnight. However, even a single step will count.
Also, it is very important to be well-informed, if someone is opting for any surgery related to a health issue caused by obesity like knee replacement. Usually, carrying overweight put so much stress on our weight-bearing joints like keens. With the advancement of technology in the medical segment, there are other surgeries to treat obesity as well. However, it is strictly recommended to go well-versed with them before opting for one to make sure about the upshots.