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1. Basic Reason For Obesity

1. Basic Reason For Obesity

Obesity is usually the result of an imbalance between calories consumed and calories expended. 


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2. Other Factors Leading To Obesity

2. Other Factors Leading To Obesity

However, obesity is not merely a result of a lack of control over eating habits. The following factors also cause it:

  • Genetic
  • Behavioural
  • Hormonal
  • Metabolic


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3. Risks Of Obesity

3. Risks Of Obesity

The risk of obesity include:

  • Heart disease
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Gynaecological and sexual problems


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4. Obesity - Constantly Increasing

4. Obesity - Constantly Increasing

Worldwide, obesity has nearly tripled since 1975. For example, between 1980 and 2015 in India, it doubled in children and tripled in adults.


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5. Obese V/S Overweight

5. Obese V/S Overweight

Sometimes, it gets difficult to understand overweight and obese; overweight is an adjective. However, its medical definition corresponds to the BMI range of 25.0 – 29.9 kg/m2. 

However, obesity occurs with a BMI of 30.0 or greater. So now, it is easier to understand the difference between being overweight and obese.


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6. Obesity Kills More Than Starvation

6. Obesity Kills More Than Starvation

In most countries, obesity kills more people than starvation due to socio-economic factors. As per WHO, overweight and obesity among children and adolescents aged 5-19 has risen dramatically from 4% in 1975 to just over 18% in 2016.


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7. Obesity Is Preventable

7. Obesity Is Preventable

Although some people may have a propensity towards obesity, it is still preventable.


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💡Tips To Prevent Obesity

💡Tips To Prevent Obesity

  • Ensure that you have healthy and nutritious choices at your discretion
  • Be responsible for your diet and implement a healthy lifestyle such as yoga, walking, & exercise.
  • Your diet should contain many complex carbohydrates, fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, and lean protein. And it should limit the number of refined carbohydrates, trans fats, and saturated fats.


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🚨💡 PRO TIP to Prevent Obesity

🚨💡 PRO TIP to Prevent Obesity

  • Understand your mental and emotional well-being; if you feel that your psychological health needs attention, pay attention to your overall health.
  • On certain occasions, when we are high on emotions, our body is not in a balanced state.
  • As a result, we either do not eat or consume more than what is required. In those cases, it is essential to monitor your mental health.
  • Also, if, on some days, you are feeling low, do not give up; start with mild physical activity like cardio, yoga, aerobics and dance.
  • These will lift your mood and motivate you to include physical activities in your lifestyle.


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