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Activity Discussion General Discussion What is obesity?

  • Shivani

    July 7, 2021 at 8:03 am
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    Obesity is a common health problem characterized by having a high percentage of body fat. A body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more is an indication of obesity.

    In the last few decades, obesity has become a major health problem. In fact, it is now considered a pandemic in the United States.

    According to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 93.3 million adults Source Source (39.8 percent) and 13.7 million children and Trust Source youth (18.5 percent) are obese.

    In addition to the growing percentage, there are many ways to prevent obesity in children and adults. Here we will examine both, and how far we have come in preventing obesity.

    Preventing obesity plays an important role in good health. Obesity is associated with a long list of chronic health conditions, many of which are especially difficult to treat over time. These conditions include:

    metabolic syndrome

    type 2 diabetes

    high blood pressure

    high triglycerides and “good” cholesterol

    Heart disease


    sleep deprivation

    gallbladder disease

    sexual health issues

    fatty liver disease


    mental health conditions

    With a focus on obesity prevention and lifestyle changes, it is possible to reduce or even prevent the spread of these diseases.

  • Tejasri

    July 7, 2021 at 2:31 pm
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    Obesity is described by the BMI (Body mass index). The obesity in the body is nothing but the high level of fat stored in the body. It is a very bad thing which in future leads to many health problems.

    Many of the children are falling obese now a days. This is because of not having good food. Many of the children are highly addicted to the junk food. The junk food intake in the body increases the fat levels in the body.

    Let us now look at some methods to prevent obesity.

    1.Healthy and nutritious food:-

    It is very important to consume healthy and nutritious food every day. To gain a sufficient amount of nutrients and and to be healthy it is very important to consume nutritious food. Consuming nutritious food helps us to gain sufficient energy. Being healthy prevents us from Many deadly diseases.

    2. Exercise:-

    Exercising at least for 10 to 15 minutes a day help the individual to be physically fit and also mentally strong. Exercising every day is a very good habit which everyone need to make it and perfect habit to do. Exercising 10 to 15 minutes also relieves us from the stress and the tension we have had. So, it is better to spend at least 10 to 15 minutes even in our hectic schedule an exercise.

    3. Yoga:-

    Yoga relives from the stress and tension we have had. Sparing at least 10 to 15 minutes time on yoga benefit is a lot. It relaxes the muscle and comes to mind. It helps to be physically fit and mentally strong. All the asanas and pranayama helps to Gain strength and to be physically fit.

    3. Meditation:-

    Meditating for certain minutes helps to calm the brain and soul. It helps and relieving the stress and the tension we have had. It helps us to focus on the things which we are willing to do. It also equally helps us to be mentally strong. It is such a good and a mandatory practice an individual must obtain and must follow without any delays.

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