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Looking for Solutions to Overweight or Obesity?

Obesity is one of the top preventable causes of death, worldwide. One in five Indian men and women are either overweight or obese. India, ranks third in having the highest number of overweight people in the world, with 41 million obese people, says a study.

What is Overweight and Obesity?
Overweight refers to an excess amount of body weight from muscles, bone, fat, and water; BMI

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(body mass index) of 25 – 29.9; Obesity refers to accumulation of excessive body fat, and a BMI of 30 and above.

Overweight and obesity result from an energy imbalance, when caloric intake exceeds output which is then stored as body fat.

What causes obesity?

  • Genetics: Heredity plays a role in obesity, with genes increasing the risk of weight gain
  • Unhealthy Diets: Frequent, large meals high in refined grains, red meat, unhealthy fats, and sugary drinks
  • Sedentary Lifestyle: No physical activity and lack of quality sleep Medical Conditions like Hypothyroidism, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome,
  • Medical Conditions like Hypothyroidism, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome,

Risk Factors for Overweight and Obesity are:

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Type 2 diabetes

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Heart disease / stroke

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High blood pressure

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Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

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Osteoarthritis

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Cancers like breast, colon, endometrial and kidney

How can it be prevented?

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Reduce fat intake, eat smaller portions at short intervals; eat whole grains, nuts, vegetables and fruits

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Cut down large portions and outside food; Drink plenty of water to clean up your system

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Exercise is crucial to weight loss; 30 mins of exercise (walking, aerobics) every day is a must.

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Practice Yoga to boost overall health including weight management.

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Manage a healthy weight and stay healthy!

Disclaimer: This is not medical advice. The content is for educational purposes only. Please contact your doctor for any health care issues.

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