Many people who suffer from obesity do not give this condition the importance it needs, especially those diseases that are related to it such as high blood pressure, diabetes and fatty liver disease.
The World Health Organization (WHO) considers obesity in men to be an abdominal girth that is greater or equal to 35 in (90 cm) and greater or equal to 31 in (80 cm) in women. “People learn to live with obesity and accept being tired, having pains in their bodies and fatigue when walking. But what they do not know is that their heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, bones and joints are also affected by excess fat,” said Dr. Rafael Álvarez Cordero during the celebration of World Obesity Day on November 12. Dr. Rafael Álvarez Cordero is a specialist in obesity and diabetes.
The lifestyle or the type of habits and customs that a person has can bring health benefits. It is therefore important for people who are obese to have a clear understanding that less pounds means more life. Using an advanced weight loss program can also help improve the functioning of a person’s internal organs, can improve their body chemistry and can help them feel more free, that they can live longer and with a better quality of life.
Diet is therefore one of the main factors that contributes to reducing obesity rates. With obesity, it is important to “relearn” the right eating habits taking the following questions into consideration:
Do you eat breakfast?
Do you eat 2 cups of fruit and 3 cups of vegetables a day?
Do you drink at least a liter and a half of water?
Do you eat at least three meals a day?
Do you replace sugar with a sugar substitute?
Do you choose whole wheat bread over white bread?
Do you drink water instead of soda?
And last, do you walk at least 30 minutes a day on a regular basis?
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