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How to handle obesity in men

Obesity is believed to be the ‘mother’ of various health issues and one of the most serious health issues of the 21st century. It refers to the state of being excessive flabby and bulky. Obesity takes place when there is an accumulation of large quantity of fat in the system– particularly in the upper/lower abdomen, lower and upper limbs, hips etc. When the Body Mass Index [weight in kg divided by square of height in meters] exceeds 30, the state can be termed as obesity.

Obese people have more chances of suffering from severe health issues such as, particularly heart diseasetype 2 diabetes sleep apnea, some forms of cancer & osteoarthritis. It is an outcome of prolonged intake of fatty, calorie rich saturated fat, junk food etc. aerated drinks, etc. that are high in calories and lack physical workout. The above factors can be linked with men who find little time to spend for workout due to hectic work schedules but are greatly attracted towards junk foods. Thus, men are the major sufferers from obesity. There is no concrete proof that obese people who consume less food eat less to gain weight due to a slow metabolism is limited; though studies have shown that obese people tend to need & burn more energy as they have to maintain the huge body mass as compared to thin people.

If BMI is above 25 one is considered to be overweight. If the readings are 30-40, he is obese and above forty refers to a state of extreme obesity. Obesity is triggered by factors like consumption of fatty foods, physical inactivity, genetic history, low BMR, hormonal imbalance & consuming excess calories. Obese patients are more likely to present symptoms such as lethargy, breathlessness, an extremely huge and disproportionate body, slow action and reaction time, occurrence of man breasts in men, paunch etc.

However, obesity is not impossible to control. One has to be determined to bring down his body weight down to a considerable extent to ward off the obesity problem. One very vital thing is to consume a lot of water. One must consume at least 8-10 glasses of water daily. Water will give a feeling of fullness in stomach and will curb hunger. In this way, one can reduce the calorie intake. In addition, water helps to drain out a certain bit of the extra fat by way of urination. Regular workout is a must. Workout helps to undergo total body acceleration that helps to burn out the extra calorie that passes away along with the sweat.

One has to strictly follow a well-planned and balanced food chart that includes less of fat and calorie free items and include more of green vegetables, fruits salads etc. that have more of carbohydrates and essential nutrients, adding freshness to the body along with energy. Besides, these are also good antioxidants.

In order to live a healthy and disease-free life, it is very important to control obesity. Obese people run high risk of cardiovascular disorders; frequent heart attacks etc. that can shorten the life span of the person. Frequent health check-up is also vital because of the need to ascertain the present status of obesity and need for further measures.