Obesity and its consequences on your health!

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Obesity is the most common metabolic disease. Besides aesthetic or social aspects of obesity, it is a real danger because of the diseases it can cause; obesity can eventually affect the quality of life and significantly reduce life expectancy.

If you have weight problems, the first thing you need to become aware of is that you are addicted. Yes, you are addicted to fattening foods that trigger an unhealthy lifestyle. One of the most important factors in fighting against obesity is giving up the sedentary lifestyle and adopting an active lifestyle and positive thinking.

Important: make sure you monitor your sleeping periods! The duration and regularity of sleep is essential in preventing overweight and obesity.

Obesity affects health irreparably!

The most important diseases associated with obesity are cardiovascular diseases, cerebrovascular diseases, hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, some cancers and neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer, Parkinson).

Morbid obesity causes an increase of 70% of coronary artery diseases and doubles the number of deaths caused by acute myocardial infarction. Recent studies have shown that for every ten percent gained weight, the prevalence of coronary artery disease increases by 20%. In contrast, weight loss increases cardiovascular risk by lowering cholesterol and triglycerides levels.

Gaining weight increases mortality by 20%

Diabetes is strongly associated with obesity; nowadays are talk more and more about “diabesity” which is  considered one of the top five causes of death. For a diabetic, a weight loss of about 10 kg will determine an increase in his life expectancy of 35%.

Gall bladder cancers, prostate cancer, breast cancer, ovaries cancer occur in 40% of obese people

Obesity can also cause or exacerbate the following pathologies: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic venous insufficiency, deep vein thrombosis, gout, infertility, liver disease, pancreatitis, gynecological complications and obstructive sleep apnea.

Last but not least, obesity severely affects the QUALITY OF LIFE; people suffering from this disease are often stigmatized and discriminated. Obese people have a negative perception of their own image which is also supported by other people.


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How do we lose weight the healthy way, so that we never have a weight problem again? What you knew and what you did not know about weight loss

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It is currently accepted that there exists the “comfy weight” which can differ within certain limits from the “ideal weight” calculated by known formulas.

Overweight people should start losing weight according to strictly individualized programs, supervised by specialists and based on the redistribution of fat in the form of muscle mass without disrupting body functions. This is the only way stable results can be obtained, in a safe manner and followed by the desired aesthetic effect.

Obesity is characterized by different stages of development, as follows:

The dynamic phase – characterized by an increase in the intake of high caloric density foods; this phase is seldom acknowledged by the subject and is usually accompanied by a decrease in spontaneous motility and basal muscle tone; the best results are obtained when you start taking measures as early as this stage and make changes in the lifestyle.

Static phase – stable, characterized by resistance to slimming; can be done only under the supervision of qualified professionals, according to customized programs based on scientific knowledge.

In terms of energy, the weight loss diet is centered on the removal of stable thermodynamic equilibrium by caloric restriction.

One must avoid metabolic stress, which takes the form of:

•    decreased muscle mass
•    inhestetic weight loss and maintaining body fat (resistant with static obesity metabolism);
•    metabolic disorders and dangerous psycho-behavioral disorders.

As a general rule one must eat in moderation (or even eliminate) food that results from combining fatty foods with fast sugars (glucose, sucrose), of high caloric density; one must choose instead foods with low glycemic index (whole cereals, vegetables, fruits, especially those high in fructose, dietary fiber) so as to have a diversified diet (animal and vegetale proteins, vegetable oils), include nutritional supplements when appropriate.


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