In today's world with hectic schedules, 24-hour restaurants and calorie-rich meals, it is becoming increasingly harder to maintain a healthy diet and easier to gain weight.
This is why it is very important to remember that as the weight piles up, every kilo gained becomes a burden on your body and threatens your life every passing day. Because obesity doesn't only mean gaining weight and the possibility of low self-esteem, but encompasses many more serious diseases.
What are the health risks of obesity?
- Heart disease
- Increased blood pressure
- Increased insulin levels which negatively affects blood sugar levels
- Elevated blood sugar levels (diabetes)
- Increased cholesterol and triglyceride levels
- Some types of cancer
- Shortness of breath (especially during the night)
- Tiredness and exhaustion
- Hormonal problems
- Loss of bone mass
- Accumulation of fats in the liver
- Formation of kidney stones
- Joint and back problems
- Heartburn and gastric reflux
- Inability to be active and exercise
- Introversion and unsociability
Good to know:
Did you know that 1 in 3 people in the Gulf are overweight?
But the good news is that losing an average of 10% of excess weight by following a healthy diet and exercising will have positive effects on your health, and reduce the risk of diseases associated with obesity.