Blog By: Aishwarya Ghumekar
According to the World Health Organization, out of the world’s seven billion people, one billion are overweight. North America has the highest percentage of people who are obese. Approximately 65 million adult Americans are now obese. The percentage of children who are obese is rising at an alarming rate. Obesity is now regarded as the major cause of death in the United States.
Health risks associated with obesity are: varicose veins, hypertension, high cholesterol, atherosclerosis, deep vein thrombosis, vascular disease, heartburn, fatty liver disease, type 2 diabetes, pancreatitis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, low back pain, joint disease, stroke, dementia, depression, infertility, menstrual abnormalities, pregnancy abnormalities, asthma, cellulites, fungal skin infections, cancers, poor healing of wounds and infections.
The biggest contributor to the rising obesity rates is the rise in popularity of fast food, soft drinks and other food and beverages laden with high fructose corn syrup. The bottom line is that obesity is principally caused by eating more calories than are utilized by the body.
Following are the steps to control obesity:
- Control Apetite
- Get your blood sugar stable
- Reduce stress
- Tone your muscles
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