Am I overweight? This is the question you would be asking yourself, after reading the title of this article. If you are a women and your waist size is more than 36 or if you are a man with waist size of 40 or more, then yes, you are overweight.
Being overweight or obese, you are at high risk of developing many number of health and heart diseases. This is the right time to start thinking about your weight and how you can get rid of it for a healthy life.
You don’t need any number of reasons to stay in shape. Still, I will be giving you 10 reasons to stay in shape and how you can avoid dangerous health risks that are caused by being overweight and obese.
Today, its not a surprise to know that many people in all over the world are suffering from obesity and it is a serious health problem. Following are the top 10 health risks of being overweight that will encourage you to stay in shape and healthy:
1. Heart Diseases
More than 70 percent of people who are suffering from heart diseases are overweight. Those who are suffering from obesity and are overweight have more chances of having high blood pressure and many heart problems, including stroke and heart attack.
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80 percent of diagnosed diabetic patients are found to be obese. In Type 2 diabetes, body is not able to control your blood sugar properly, which leads to many dangerous diseases. Overweight people are tend to be develop diabetes twice compared to those with normal weight.
The best way to control your blood sugar levels is to start exercising regularly and to start eating healthy food, especially fruits and green vegetables.
Sleep apnea is an example of being overweight. In this disease, a person when sleeping, stops taking breath for a short period of time and then starts snoring heavily which can lead to heart problems. By doing regular physical activities and losing body weight can easily cure sleep apnea.
Your joints are getting more load and stress, because of your heavy weight which results in gout and Osteoarthritis problems. Pain in the knees and not able to walk for long distance are some serious health problems that is being caused by those unnecessary weight in your body.
You must have noticed that the skin of obese people tend to folds over on itself, sweats more, have skin ailments. This creates skin problems such as infections and early aging. Avoid eating oily and junk food for your good skin care.
In both, men and women, some of the most common cancers that are being found in obese people are: uterus, gallbladder, cervix, ovary, breast, colon, rectum, and prostate.
7. Social and Psychology
Studies have shown that overweight people are tend to be feel stressed, shame, rejection, depressed and create a low esteem of themselves at work as well as in social events.
There are many scenarios, where obese people feel low like not getting the right size of clothes, not able to sit in normal chairs and many more such incidents. Losing weight gives a boost in their confidence and self esteem.
8. Hormones and Reproductivity Problems
Obesity, in women, can cause changes in hormones resulting in menstrual issues, infertility and ovarian cancer. Not only in women, but obese men too face hormonal changes, such as lower sperm count. To correct hormonal issues, its important to have the right body weight.
Compared with normal weight women, obese women have increased risks of complications, miscarriage and stillbirth problems. If your weight is normal, before conceiving, then try to make sure that you are not gaining much during pregnancy, as it can cause many health problems to the child.
Even for an experienced and specialist surgeon, it won’t be easy to operate and obese individual. In fact, in many hospitals, overweight people are asked to lose weight for further proceedings in any kind of surgeries.
Solutions to Get Rid of Extra Weight:
1. Eat Healthy
It doesn’t matter that whether you are overweight or not, to avoid any kind of health problems, its important to eat right.
A healthy diet should include variety of foods, including whole grains, nuts, pasta, rice, fruits, green vegetables and food that is low in calories and oil. Avoid eating food that are high in calories and oil, commonly known as “junk food”, avoid smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol for a good health, skin, hair and your overall body.
2. Start Exercising
Physical activities that are done on regularly basis is one of the best and most effective way to stay fit and to avoid all kind of major health problems.
We waste most of our free time in watching TV, sending messages on smartphones, which we can utilize for regular exercising. I would recommend you to invest 30 minutes from your daily routine for a healthy body and disease free future.
There are several exercises which can be done without any fitness equipments, such as: Cycling, jogging, swimming, yoga, push ups and pulls ups, that have tremendous health benefits.
Also, don’t forget to consult your doctor or physician, if you are suffering from obese, for a healthy diet and exercise plan. Stay Fit and Live Healthy.