#Obesity , according to the World Health Organisation, is a problem that has affected 650 million people worldwide in 2016. We may look at it as just putting on extra weight... But is it as simple as that?
1) Weight gain comes in the accumulation of two types of #fat - subcutaneous fat, which is located under the skin and can be pinched by the fingers, as well as visceral fat, which coats the internal organs and cannot be pinched #bellyfat .
2) Excessive visceral fat in the abdominal cavity can put the squeeze on some organs, much like a strangulation. When you are being strangled, you cannot function normally at all. What do you think your organs will have to say about excessive visceral fat?
Visceral fat also releases an extra load of #inflammation -related cytokines into the body, as well as changing up the composition of the #immunesystem , hence compromising its optimal activity. People can become more prone to #autoimmunedisease and #allergy issues, and excessive inflammation can pave the way towards insulin resistance and Type 2 #diabetes . Not to mention other diseases associated with chronic inflammation. Even #guthealth will be affected.
Obesity is also a long term process. One does not turn obese overnight, but gradually. How much more inflammation will be pumped into the body as a result of obesity? Hence the risk of developing #metabolicsyndrome diseases is much higher for obese people.
Definitely, we need to watch our #diet and #lifestyle . Eat less, exercise more. But eating less is all about reducing portion size while maintaining a BALANCED supply of nutrients to the body #optimalnutrition - it’s not just about #calorie reduction alone.
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#Weightloss is necessary if one is overweight. But please do it in a healthy manner! Eat less, exercise more. #Biohacking your #stamina to improve exercise efficiency can be another consideration too (For Active Sports People)! How are you managing your weight and your #health today?
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