Key Information About Obesity
Obesity is defined as excessive fat accumulation that may have a negative impact on health. Worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975.
Eating too much, high-carb diet, sedentary lifestyle and heredity are the main causes of obesity.
Some medicines like thiazolidinediones and carbamazepine are associated with weight gain.
In some people, emotions like sadness or boredom may lead to excessive eating, thereby resulting in weight gain. Conditions like Cushing's syndrome can cause obesity.
People whose body mass index (BMI) is 30 or higher are considered to be obese. BMI is a measure which takes into account an individual's weight and height to gauge total body fat in adults.
Fatigue, breathlessness, snoring, back pain, perspiration and joint pain are some symptoms of obesity.
Bariatric surgery is an effective treatment for obesity. It involves sealing off most of the stomach to reduce the quantity of food the person can consume. It helps morbidly obese people to lose weight and maintain that weight loss.
Avoid processed foods. Eat five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables daily. Include foods rich in dietary fiber in your diet.
Do yoga daily. Yoga asanas (postures) like Pawanmuktasana, Gomukhasana and Paschimottanasana prevent obesity effectively.
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