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Obesity prevention in adults

Post by on Wednesday, June 1, 2022

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Obesity is a common health issue that is defined by having a high percentage of body fat. Over the last few decades, obesity has become a considerable health problem. Many of these obesity prevention tips are the same for losing or maintaining a healthy weight.
 
 1.Consume less“bad”fat and more“good”fat like intake of healthy dietary fats,such as polyunsaturated fats,can improve cholesterol levels and reduce obesity risk.
 
2.Consume less processed and sugary foods.
 
3.Eat more servings of Vegetables and fruits. 
 
4.Eat plenty of dietary fiber as studies show that dietary fiber plays a role in weight maintenance.
 
5.Focus on eating low glycemic index foods.The glycemic index(GI)is a scale used to measure how quickly a food item will raise your blood sugar.Focusing on low-GI foods can help keep blood sugar levels steadier.
 
6.Engage in regular aerobic activity Incorporating regular physical activity into your schedule is important for maintaining or losing weight,among other benefits.
 
7.Incorporate a weight training regimen WHO recommends weight training that involves all your major muscles at least two times per week.
 
8.Focus on reducing daily stress A 2012 study suggests that stress may trigger a brain response that changes eating patterns and leads to cravings for high-calorie foods which lead to development of obesity.
 

 Dr Khalid Ur Rehman 

MD Physician, Medical Officer J&K Health Services

 

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