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Obesity, On The Rise

Obesity, On The Rise

A healthy lifestyle is a sure way to combat obesity issues in America and globally. More than one- third of adults and 1 in 6 children in the United States suffer from obesity. It is linked to a large amount of chronic diseases and deaths.

Obesity is the leading cause of death in the United States and globally. It is also the leading cause of diabetes, heart disease, strokes, and even some types of cancer. It is associated with a reduced quality of life and poorer mental health. It increases your risk to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, coronary heart disease, sleep apnea and breathing problems, clinical depression, anxiety, and some cancers.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention provides strategies to prevent and manage obesity; among this topic is healthy living.”A key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight isn’t short-term dietary changes; it’s about a lifestyle that includes healthy eating and regular physical activity.”

Assessing your BMI and waist circumference are two tools that help estimate disease risk and weight category. It is important to create a healthy food environment to make a lifestyle change. It is important to have healthy food available at home and understand how to eat healthy at places away from home. It is important to understand nutritional information on restaurant menus, schools, workplaces, and more. In order to make a lifestyle change more permanent it is necessary to educate yourself on the topic. Try to understand what foods are ok to eat and what foods are not and try to apply it throughout your everyday life. Try to avoid negative situations and environments that may potentially damage your good habits.

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With a better understand of the risks that come with obesity and the approach to combating or preventing is important for you and your household to tackle this epidemic.