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It’s not really anything new to mention how obesity has become an epidemic in many industrialized nations worldwide. Many scientists believe that the current generation may be the first in many to experience a shorter life expectancy than the one before it. When it comes to losing weight, the weight loss industry tries to convince us that we can lose weight quickly, safely and easily if we buy their product. Because of the obesity related health problems that are so prevalent in society, we need to stop the stupidity and become serious about weight loss.
Although there are many diets, exercise plans, and supplements which may assist you improve your appearance and fitness levels, don’t assume that these products are the be all and end all of your weight loss search. You gained weight gradually and you need to lose it gradually too. There is no easy way to lose weight. We all want an easy way out, don’t want to exercise or change our eating habits. We want an instant solution that requires no effort on our part but the reality is that you need to combine healthy eating and exercise several times per week to lose weight and stay in shape. Don’t feel overwhelmed, healthy eating is like any other ability, once learned, you can easily teach yourself to make healthy food choices. Exercise can be anything from a one hour gym workout to taking your dog for a walk. Start small, just ensure that you start.
If you want to decrease or eliminate any obesity related health problems you’re facing by being unfit, then you need to start taking better care of yourself. You need to stop viewing ‘diets’ as short term fixes. This only sets you up for failure. Reason being, most people go on a diet to lose weight but when they reach their goal weight they return to the bad habits that resulted in them becoming overweight in the first place. This results in a yo-yo effect, you gain weight, diet, lose weight only to gain it again and have to diet again. The secret to effective, permanent weight loss requires permanent lifestyle changes.
By improving your physical condition, here are some of the obesity related health problems you can avoid:
- Cardiovascular disease. This covers several ailments besides cardiac arrest (heart attack). It also refers to high blood pressure (hypertension), strokes (sometimes caused by obesity related hypertension) and heart disease.
- Metabolic diseases like diabetes, Hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol) and fertility issues like polycystic ovary syndrome.
- Certain cancers are more prevalent in obese patients. Some of which include; kidney, liver, gallbladder, abdomen, prostate, uterine, and pancreatic.
- Sleep disorders like sleep apnea are much more common in obese people.
- Psychological problems like depression, low self-worth and extreme anxiety.
With all these obesity related health issues, any of which are potentially fatal, it makes sense to start making adjustments now in order to have a longer, healthier future. The road will be challenging, but when you’re feeling overwhelmed and want to give up, just remember the benefits. Keep yourself motivated by remembering the obesity related health problems you will be able to avoid that could save your life.