People gaining weight and becoming obese has been growing rapidly throughout the world. According to a new report, an estimated 1.4 billion are overweight and another 671 million people are obese. Obesity means you weigh at least 20% more than what is considered a normal weight for your height. Do not confuse obesity with being overweight, which is being above a weight considered normal or desirable.
With extra weight comes many health risks such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer, stroke and other health problems. Excess weight diminishes many aspects of a healthy live, such as mood, memory, respiratory and reproductive function. Obesity increases healthcare costs and decreases the quality and length of life. If an obese person can lose as little as 5 to 10 percent of their body weight, they can be on the road to a healthier life with decreased health risks associated with the disease.
Here are a few tips to help combat obesity:
Stay active! Your body needs a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate to intense activity every week to prevent weight gain. This can include swimming, dancing, fast walking or anything that gets you going.
Cutting-back on portion size will help you balance energy in and energy out. Most restaurants serve enough food for two or three people to eat with each single serving. Cut that in half, and your calorie and fat intake will decrease.
Eat low-calorie nutritious foods, such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Avoid saturated fats, sweets and alcohol.
Stay positive and believe nothing can stop you from achieving your ideal weight.
Monitor your Weight
Weighing yourself at least once a week can help you succeed at keeping off those excess pounds. Be proud of your efforts and keep track of it.
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Adding an all-natural appetite suppressant, like Slimple, will help you control your hunger when will-power is just not enough.
As the statistics of weight gain and obesity rise, stay tuned for great tips on how to maintain your weight.
Until next time, stay healthy!