Today, 64.5 percent of adult Americans (about 127 million) are categorized as being overweight or obese. Each year, obesity causes at least 300,000 excess deaths in the U.S., and healthcare costs of American adults with obesity amount to approximately $100 billion. Apart from the obvious physical symptoms of being very large in size and unable to partake in normal activities such as sport, obesity increases one’s risk of developing conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes (type 2), heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease and cancer of the breast, prostate and colon.
Obesity is a growing health problem that more people face now than ever before. And childhood obesity is becoming an ever growing problem, not only in the developed countries of the world, but in the developing countries as well. And the main culprit of growing teenage obesity is junk food. When focusing on childhood obesity solutions, we should look at how to move away from junk food.
Knowing your body mass index (BMI) will enable you to know if your weight lies in the preferred body weight range. The BMI is obtain by dividing your weight in kilogram by your height in meter square. For most woman if your BMI lies in the range of 19-24. 9,it is in the preferred range for health and appearance. If it lies within 25-29. 9 range you are overweight and may consider in losing weight by increasing your exercise and choosing a weight loss diet plan. But if your BMI is 30 or more you are overweight and definitely obese.
There are different ways how you can tackle this obesity problem and its consequences. Much depends upon the percentage factor every year, but a lot of effort is needed in achieving it. Many types of medicines are there to control this disease but proper guidance must be there while using them. Many think that if they start doing dieting then its most sufficient to reduce their obesity, that’s really a bad idea and practice, doing so will make your body to run into other complications which requires a lot more medical care then when compared only with the obesity treatment.
Obesity’s only solution is a healthy diet. Obesity is on the rise and with obesity comes a lot more health problems, things like arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, poor eyesight, high cholesterol, blocked arteries, and many more. Many people are loosing out on exercise and children are suffering the most. Everyone should be eating a healthy diet, and when I say diet I don’t mean any snacks, sweets, or cakes. I mean that your diet should be varied and balanced and you should be eating a bit of everything. Everything is good for you in moderation.
Apart from diet intake, there are other factors to consider when selecting a solution to reduce obesity, the individuals must practicing walking long distances rather using their vehicles daily, this not only decrease weight and fat content in our body rather it will also help in reducing the diabetic level in our body. This helps also in reducing other side complications to our body.