Obesity is a serious, chronic disease that can negatively affect the body. People with obesity are at a great risk. Some of the common causes of obesity are – genetics, metabolism, sedentary lifestyle.etc. There are a number of problems caused due to obesity.
7 such major problems are as follows :
1. Risk of heart disease –
Obesity can increase the chances of hardening of the arteries, that is atherosclerosis. Obesity can also cause heart attacks because of reduced blood flow to the heart or blood clots and also coronary artery disease because of the fatty deposits that build up in the arteries.
2. Type 2 diabetes –
Obesity can cause resistance to insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar. Due to insulin resistance, sugar gets elevated.
3. Bone and joint disease –
Due to the extra weight during obesity, there is an increase in pressure on bones and joints and may cause osteoarthritis.
4. Sleep apnea and respiratory problems –
Sleep apnea which causes people to stop breathing for short periods and interrupts sleep. When the weight of the walls of the chest squeezes into the lungs, it restricts breathing.
5. Cancer –
In women, being overweight increases the chances of breast cancer, colon cancer, and prostate cancer.
6. Metabolic syndrome –
Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions such as high blood pressure, high blood sugar, unhealthy cholesterol levels, and abdominal fat, which in turn increases the likelihood of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. In the United States, one-third of overweight or obese persons exhibit metabolic syndrome.
7. Psychological effects –
Being obese, could take a toll on psychological health because of the societal demands of being thin, where thin is considered as attractive. An obese person may face discrimination, ridicule, torment etc.
The only way to combat these is to lose weight. Given below, are a few steps and tips for weight loss. The first step is the body mass index (BMI) calculator. How to calculate body mass index? It is done by dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in meters and then dividing it by your height again. This can help to set goals and determine the fastest way to lose weight. A diet and workout plan can be made based on goals. The inclusion of superfoods and weight loss foods may be needed, to substitute the not so healthy food. It’s important to be well informed about the macronutrients in the food. This can be done with a calorie counter calculator, which may be found as apps or on relevant websites. Another option is U-Lipo. It is a nonsurgical way to lose unwanted fat, in problem areas. It is economical and safe and gives quicker results. A client can lose up to 8cms in one sitting, and is pain-free! It is the fastest way to lose weight with minimal efforts.