Too much of everything is bad, so is the accumulation of excessive fats in the body. Eating packaged and processed food, sedentary lifestyle, lesser physical activity, alcohol, have resulted in 70% of Indians in metropolitan cities being obese. Relatively younger people are suffering from hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, joints pain and diabetes due to unhealthy eating habits.
Overweight and Obesity are linked to more deaths in the world than underweight. According to the researchers from the University of Michigan and the National Council of Science and Technology (COINCET) in Argentina, obesity seems to becomes a self-perpetuating state. Obesity is seen to be affecting both teenagers and adults with the changing food habits and more consumption of junk. For the Indian population, if the BMI is more than 25, the person is considered to be obese. Lack of sleep and certain medical conditions also play a role in increasing obesity.
Physical exercises for at least 45 minutes a day, having smaller meals at frequent intervals in a day, making healthy choices when going out to eat, not skipping breakfast and a few medical surgeries are known to have cured obesity in a number of cases. Most people who lose weight happen to regain it after a period of time. According to a new research, if an overweight person is able to maintain weight by following a good diet for a year, which triggers long term chemical changes in the body making it difficult to regain weight.