How to reduce the risk of obesity?
Nowadays, snacking, almost no physical activity, long and irregular work schedules, are increasing obesity along with irregular sleep patterns. It is necessary to recognize obesity on time and prevent it by raising a healthy lifestyle, eating, and physical activities. This further increases comorbidity and death due to COVID-19. Gastroenterologists around the world are talking about this worrying trend, and it is not just the fear of coronavirus. Still, the diet and lifestyle and conditions imposed by imprisonment increase the risk of obesity.
Several studies have already demonstrated obesity as a significant risk factor for COVID19 mortality. It is necessary to recognize obesity on time and prevent it by increasing a healthy lifestyle, eating, and physical activities. The three-month lockdown has already increased the incidence of obesity throughout the world. The risk of diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, which is directly link to obesity, will increase the mortality due to COVID19. What should we do to stay healthy and fit?
Eat a well-balanced diet
It is important to meet the daily requirement of protein, minerals, vitamins, and trace elements. Foods high in antioxidants should be encouraged. A healthy diet limits the risk of chronic diseases and infectious diseases. Eat whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lentils, nuts. Avoid fried, junk food, carbonated drinks, processed and refined foods.
Drink 3-4 liters of water per day. Drink lots of curd, mango juice and lassi. Avoid alcohol and smoking. Limit coffee and tea intake.
Do indoor exercises like Zumba, dancing, aerobics for at least half an hour a day. Try to do your daily household chores. While the order to stay indoors has restricted our outdoor movements, people of all ages need to be as active as possible.
Yoga and meditation
By adopting healthy lifestyles and eating habits, we can avoid the lasting effects of increased obesity caused by the COVID19 pandemic. Take yoga or mediation classes online to restore inner health and peace, relieve yourself of stress, and boost your immunity.
Obesity is a severe medical condition that requires timely attention and treatment. Eating a high-calorie diet can be harmful to your weight. To prevent obesity, you must restrict the intake of processed or fast food. Eat a balanced diet of vegetables and fruits, that can provide you with all the necessary nutrients in the right amount. Controlling sugar intake also plays an essential role in weight management. Being obese puts you at risk of many chronic conditions. Adhering to a healthy diet and lifestyle are the most effective ways to prevent obesity. According to the World Health Organization, overweight and obesity are major risk factors for many chronic diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. An unhealthy diet is a variable factor that can be controlled anytime.