A Look At Obesity

If you thought being obese is being the target of fun, it only tells the part of the story about dangers and predicaments obesity exposes you to. Obesity is no more a simple result of overeating-lead-to-overweight case. To quote the American Obesity Association’s words, “It is now recognized that obesity is a serious, chronic disease. No human condition – not race, religion, gender, ethnicity or disease state – compares to obesity in prevalence and prejudice, mortality and morbidity, sickness and stigma.”

Obesity is a trojan horse. It brings a battalion of ailments, which are most detrimental to our health. To name a few, following are the complications that could arise out being obese.

1. Hypertension

2. Diabetes (Type-2)

3. Coronary heart disease

4. Stroke

5. Gallbladder disease

6. Osteoarthritis

7. Asthma

8. Sleep apnea and respiratory problems

9. Some cancers (endometrial, breast and colon)

10.High levels of cholesterol

This is an unending list, where each of the above ailments are capable of creating other complications, where no medication without side effect, could be comfortably used. Prevention is the best cure for obesity. How to achieve this?

Shake Your Head

A doctor once told my friend, who is obese that it is very easy to lose weight. My friend became very interested and asked him to suggest a way. The doctor calmly replied that just shake your head from left to right, maybe ten times a day! My friend became very curious. What is the idea behind this? He asked. Doctor calmly replied, “Whenever anyone offers you something to eat, shake your head from left to right”. Simple, isn’t it? It is simple, but it requires discipline, which is not simple. But then, habit makes discipline. Avoiding junk food and fast food must be done with a discipline.

Is Being Overweight Obesity

Obesity is not just due to eating disorder unlike overweight. Obesity is hereditary and it is measured by Body Mass Index or BMI. Adults over the BMI of 30 Kg/m2 is considered are considered obese and any one with reading between 25 and 29.9 kg/m2 is overweight, not obese.

Obesity is posing the biggest threat to Americans and the numbers are rising with each year. There are around 35% obese Americans according to a survey. This is also draining the state exchequer heavily to the tune of $25 billions a year.

What Causes Obesity

There are more reasons than one. Having obsession to eating more calories than you can burn off, how active are you, what you eat and whether you have an inherited streak in your genes, all these determine your chances of becoming obese. In any case it is due to the over accumulation of fats.

Is There An Anti-Obesity Plan?

There are many quick-fix plans being promoted by the so called dieticians which are not regulated by FDA. However, burning fat by increased physical activity and a changed lifestyle in addition to changed eating habits to healthier foods must gradually show results.

Although fat at hips is not quicker to harm you than the accumulation around waist, there is no guarantee that you are absolutely safe. Talk to your trainer and dietician, pull-up your socks and get going. After all, it’s your life.

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Weight loss Weigh In Finale

This is the Finale to my weekly weight loss weigh ins of 2009, find out how much weight I got rid of this year. If you don’t know what this is the finale to, go to my video “weight loss 52 cards” This explains what I did for the year 2009 I counted down the weeks starting with Weight loss Weigh In 52 weeks left each week counting down all the way down to this day new years eve 2009, today is the finale. Happy new year to everyone in 2010, thank you for all your support 🙂

Wed 01/20 WLL … Replacement Meals – Three Suggestions!

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Thurs 01/14 WLL … Rewards – Visuals of Progress!

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Wed 01/13 WLL … Rewards – Losing the weight & getting healthy!

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Mon 01/11 WLL … Rewards – Reasonable Cheat Days… and Being Proud!!

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Mon 12/28 WLL … Review & Resolutions – It’s been a very good year :D

I want to apologize in advance for the crappy audio quality – my laptop has been acting strangely all day today. Bah! This week we’re answering the MIND/FOOD/BODY question: How have you done this year in regards to your health, weight loss, and other personal goals? What have you LEARNED this year while on this journey? And what are your GOALS for next year? 😀 I’m REALLY looking forward to everyone’s videos this week! Follow me! Twitter: www.twitter.com Facebook: www.facebook.com FAQ’s: www …