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A Battle of Great Proportions The Fight Against Obesity

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A Battle of Great Proportions:

                       The Fight Against Obesity

Recent studies came up with a statistical figure that approximately fifty-eight million men and women are overweight; roughly forty million are obese; and around three million are morbidly obese. Another study said that eight out of ten adults over twenty-five are overweight.

Being overweight and obese has been an on-going concern for a lot of adults. Surveys say that the population of obese people has increased drastically in the United States alone, and that cases of obesity-related health risks have grown at an alarming rate.


Contributing factors

A variety of factors play a contributory role in obesity, and these are:

 1.Energy imbalance. This occurs when the number of calories consumed does not amount to the number of calories used or burned. 

2.Calorie consumption. The availability of a lot of pre-packaged foods, fast food restaurants, and soft drinks which are generally high in fat, sugar, and calories contributes to an excessive calorie intake. 

3.Calorie usage. People are becoming more and more sedentary, and the lack of physical activity is causing the excess calorie to become stored fat. 

4.Environment. People spending too much time inside the house in front of the television may find it less enticing to go out for a walk or engage in any sporty activities. 

5.Genetics. Genes play a part in passing on disorders that may cause obesity. 

6.Diseases. Illnesses like Cushing's disease, Bardet-Biedl syndrome, and Prader-Willi syndrome may cause obesity. 

7.Medications. Drugs such as steroids and some antidepressants may cause significant weight gain.


Complications/Risk factors 

Obesity isn't just a simple concern for one's appearance, it causes a multitude of health dilemma that can be harmful to the health. Among these complications are: Insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, stroke, heart attack, congestive heart failure, cancer, gallstones, gouty arthritis, osteoarthritis, sleep apnoea, and pickwickian syndrome. 

Weight loss. Now that you've learned of the repercussions of being overweight and obese, it's time to consider shedding off some pounds. Here are some ways to lose weight: 

Diet. Watch what you eat. This doesn't mean you have to starve yourself or count how much you eat. A balanced diet makes sure that your body is nourished with the necessary nutrients needed for the day. 

Exercise. Integrating a simple exercise routine for an hour or two everyday may prove helpful to burn off calories you ate. This may be as simple as walking a block or two, doing a set or two of sit-ups, or performing basic stretching exercises. 

Surgery. Weight loss surgery is performed only for severe obesity cases where diet and exercise has very little effect. This is advised for people suffering from serious obesity-related health concerns. The operation aides in weight loss by restricting food intake and, in other operations, interrupt the digestive process.


Living with obesity is difficult. Much more if you're living with its complications. Keep in mind that you don't have to stay obese. Stand up and take action. Rid yourself of this heavy burden and work your way out to a slimmer, healthier you. Take comfort in knowing that you have the power to save yourself from obesity. 

Our next offering towards your rehabilitation from that cursed blight called Obesity is about Drugs & Medicines that are available to help in your fight.

But please consult with your medical adviser as to which of these that could assist you, as you will probably know that all drugs and medication can react differently between people and that even happens within the family structure.

Consultation is Vital to your health!


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Carefree yet Careful –

                           Control on Obesity

Obesity rates are escalating. Statistic cause major alarm as the percentage of overweight and obese children and adolescents has doubled in the last two decades. Can it be controlled? 

Statistics may not be, but indirectly, individual persons can. Control on obesity could be answered by personal conviction – a devotion to one’s wellbeing. Yet how? 

Statistics also show that most people are unaware of the basic nutritional needs and limitations required for their consumption. This may be the key.


Control on obesity is possible by controlling one’s eating habits. Only about 2,000 calories a day should be consumed by women and 2,500 for men. Eating beyond these amounts would oblige them to have an additional activity control on obesity. So that’s it – don’t eat beyond what your body can burn off, otherwise pump up your muscles an extra mile.

Standards recognize people who have sedentary lifestyles. There’s nothing wrong with being deskbound. What’s wrong is when their energy intake is not balanced (greater) with their activity output. On the other hand, people with very active lifestyles like athletes or manual laborers require more caloric intake. And compared to women who are neither pregnant nor nursing, pregnant and/or nursing mothers need more calories per day than usual.

If you’re not under these categories then perhaps you should start counting your spoonful’s, or your reps. Remember that excess protein or carbohydrate intake is converted to fat for storage. And one pound of fat represents about 3,500 excess calories. So watch the scale – an extra pound could mean multiple tons of immediate control on obesity, before anything else slips off hand.

Once you get a control on your caloric balance then you may no longer have to engage in a dubious control on obesity. To approximately determine your caloric needs, you can compute for your Basal Metabolic Rate or BMR. More serious control on obesity deals with BMI, but in the case of a preventive control on obesity, you can easily compute for your BMR.

The BMR determines the number of calories that your body needs in order to maintain its basic functions as well as to sustain or regulate your current weight (or calorie-intake).

To compute for your BMR, just take your current weight in pounds and multiply it by 10.

If you are on a standard activity level and weigh 180-lbs. then you only need 1,800 calories a day!


There’s absolutely no need to worry that your body isn’t getting enough ‘nutrition’!


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The Team and I wish that this page has been of some help for you in your search for healthier and fitter you and/or your family! 

Three steps you might follow:

First: To continue your search we recommend that you carry on to our next page concerning Obesity at >> Obesity and Orlistat

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Second: Return to the Obesity Introduction Page to possibly choose a different subject about this disease >> http://www.growinggracefullyolder.com/obesity  

Third: Have a look at our main site to check out some of our other series concerning other health issues >> http://www.growinggracefullyolder.com


The Team and I thank you for checking out this page and wish you a long and healthier life.

Lawrence S Mills