More and more people are aspiring to loss weight these days.
Obesity is becoming a growing phenomenon; almost rising to epidemic proportion transcending the boundaries of sex, age.
More and more young people and children are also falling under this category.
Simply put obesity is a condition wherein, there is excess fat in the body which necessitates weight loss. The body mass contains 70 percent of water and the rest is made up of carbohydrates, fat, proteins along with different minerals and vitamins.
When the body fat is more than the prescribed limit, then the person is declared as obese and this condition accentuates the possibility of catching up or leading to varieties of other related diseases. They may include:
Many scientists and doctors are relating the growing trend of obesity to the habits and lifestyle of the people.
Although genetic factors play a big role in making people overweight especially in case of children, it is also a fact that the sedentary lifestyle devoid of any physical activities, the work pressure arising out of the rat race to be on top in the society along with the intake of foods rich in carbohydrates and sugar, contribute to people becoming overweight.
Following a strict weight loss programme is the only solution to this problem. This can be achieved by physical exercise and a careful selection of diet.
Physical Exercise - Indulging in physical activities like walking, jogging, swimming leads to weight loss and decreases the blood pressure in overweight people, thus reducing the risk of heart attack. Weight loss also helps in the alleviating the chances of Type 2-diabetes along with cancer.
It must be borne in mind that the exercises need not always be strenuous. The weight loss programme has to be followed very judiciously under the guidance of a trainer. Sometimes, over-enthusiastic overweight people go on a strict exercise regimen only to find themselves at the receiving end of some deleterious side effects.
Taking a simple walk or jogging for some minutes might do the trick. Care should always be taken that weight loss doesnt become an obsession. In stead, should be taken as a way life to live the life better.
Proper Diet - Taking a judicious diet is of paramount importance in order to achieve weight loss. The fast food available today and easily lapped up by people, is the main culprit for making people overweight. Generally, poor eating habits are developed in the early childhood and in teenage.
During this period, people love to eat food rich in carbohydrate and fat and it still continues over the years. At late age, while going on a weight loss programmes, it becomes much more difficult to undo that habit and also to sustain through fruits and vegetable.
Hence, it is necessary to inculcate a proper diet early in life, which would obviate the need for a weight loss programme later on.