What is obesity?
Obesity is a condition that occurs due to excess accumulation of body fat, creating negative impacts on health. People usually having a BMI( Body Mass Index) of 30 or more are considered obese. The idea that people can be overweight and healthy at the same time simultaneously, began gaining scientific and popular credence some years ago, fueled by the publication of a number of studies showing that men, women, and children who were a few pounds overweight but physically active had less risk of developing cardiac disease as compared to people who were of normal weight but sedentary. Obesity results due to a number of factors like unhealthy eating habits, burning fewer calories, age, body size, and genes. Sometimes medical conditions like PCOS, Cushing syndrome, Hypothyroidism etc, often leads to weight gain. But the most variable factor-and the most easily modified-is the number of active people get each day. Following an active lifestyle and healthy eating can help people to keep a check on their weight. It can also lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, certain cancers, as well as reduce stress and boost mood. Inactive (sedentary) lifestyle does just the opposite. Despite all the health benefits of physical activity, people worldwide are doing less of it. It’s clear that this decline in physical activity is a key contributor to the global obesity epidemic, and in turn, to rising rates of chronic disease everywhere.
How Much Activity Do People Need to Prevent Weight Gain?
Since it’s so hard for people to lose weight and keep it off, it’s better to prevent weight gain in the first place. Encouragingly, there’s strong evidence that staying active can help people slow down or stave off “middle-age spread”. The more active people are, the more likely they are to keep their weight steady. Similarly, the more sedentary, the more likely they are to gain weight over time. But it’s still a matter of debate exactly how much activity people need to avoid gaining weight. The latest evidence suggests that the recommended two and a half hours a week may not be enough.
How Does Activity Prevent Obesity?
Researchers believe that physical activity prevents obesity in multiple ways – Physical activity increases people’s total energy expenditure, which can help them stay in energy balance or even lose weight, as long as they don’t eat more to compensate for the extra calories they burn. Physical activity decreases fat around the waist and total body fat, slowing the development of obesity. Weight lifting, push-ups, walking, cycling and other muscle-strengthening activities build muscle mass, thus increasing the energy that the body burns throughout the day, even when it’s at rest and making it easier to control weight. Physical activity reduces depression and anxiety, and this mood boost may motivate people to stick with their exercise regimens over time.
Bottom Line –
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