Best pathology in Lucknow welcomes you to the blog-post where we discuss about the obesity and management tips for adults. Do you know World Health Organization (WHO) has declared obesity as the largest global chronic health problem in adults, including in India. About 30-65% of adult Indians are either overweight or obese. Definition of obesity is based on the degree of excess fat. The distribution of fat around the abdomen is now considered to be more harmful than fat around the hips and cause serious health issue which result as obesity. The fat around abdomen indicated by higher waist circumference is considered as risk factor.
The main questions arises that how to know whether a person is obese? Obesity is defined as an excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to human health. Three simple measures of obesity are widely used in clinical practice; – Body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC) and waist-to-hip circumference ratio (WHR). It is also believed that combined use of these parameters of generalized and abdominal obesity may be better in identifying people at risk of CVD than either of them alone. The most widely used method to define fatness is BMI i.e. a ratio of weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared (kg/m2). The BMI ranging from 18.5 to 25 is considered to be normal. Know more about obesity and over-weight from best pathology in Lucknow.
According to survey Best pathology in Lucknow comes to know that Waist-to-hip ratio of more than 0.9 among men and 0.8 in women and waist circumference 90cm for men and 80cm for women are associated with increased risk of several chronic diseases. In order to check these values, consult your nutritionist for guidance. Visit best diagnostic center in Lucknow for proper test and cures. Excess body weight increases the risk of :- High blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, Heart disease, Stroke, Osteoarthritis, Respiratory problems, and Gestational diabetes in women.
Causes of Obesity:-
1. Obesity and Over-weight are caused by a chronic imbalance between calorie intake and calorie consumed.
2. High intake of dietary fat also causes obesity.
3. Obesity in childhood and adolescence can lead to adult obesity.
Weight Reduction Tips:-
1. Eat less fried foods.
2. Increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables.
3. Avoid junk foods as they are major cause of obesity.
4. Eat fiber rich food items.
5. Severe fasting may lead to health hazards.
6. Eat small meals regularly at frequent intervals.
7. Cut down sugar, fatty foods and alcohol.
8. Prefer low-fat milk / toned milk.
9. Include physical activity in your daily routine.
10. Meditation increases self-awareness.