Obesity prevention in adults
Post by on Sunday, November 28, 2021
Obesity is a common health issue that is defined by having a high percentage of body fat. A body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher is an indicator of obesity.
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 which can improve cholesterol levels and reduce risk of obesity.
2.Consume less processed and sugary foods.
3.Eat more servings of vegetables and fruits.
4.Eat plenty of dietary fiber:
Studies continue to show that dietary fiber plays a role in weight maintenance. One 2012 trial showed that people who took a fiber complex supplement three times daily for 12 weeks lost up to 5 percent of their body weight.
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 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.