Obesity is a health or medical condition where an individual accumulates body fat in an excessively high quantity that it leads to the deterioration of their health. A person is considered overweight if their weight is above their ideal bodyweight by twenty percent. The Body Mass Index is a mathematical form of measuring and determining the appropriate bodyweight deriving the measurement from the individual’s height and weight. Every person can calculate their Body Mass Index to assist them to monitor how their bodyweight may be fluctuating and to maintain their ideal body weight. There are ways in which people avoid obesity. These include:
USE OF A HEALTHY DIET PLAN
A healthy diet is one that is comprised of meals that constitute a healthy balance betweencarbohydrates that provide an individual with energy, vitamins that help prevent diseases and proteins that are bodybuilders that help in the repair and restoration of torn body tissue. Focusing on the balance of energy that goes into the body and energy leaving the body is important. Being aware of the individual’s calorie needs so as to make the best choices is also necessary. Avoiding excessive intake of junk foods that are mostly fatty and filled with excessive sugars.
Doing exercises such as cardio, which involves running, assists a person in staying active. Taking walks or biking are examples of activities that foster being an active person. Signing up to a gym where there are various services offered to keep people healthy through exercising for instance, through swimming, weight training, and dancing is also important.
LIMIT SCREEN TIME
Time spent being stationary in front of televisions, video games and computers should be restricted because they don’t allow time taken for physical activity. The individual can take their dog for a walk or engage in house chores that will help them move around a bit.
AVOID USING FOOD AS A REWARD
Some individuals buy food after they feel they are deserving of a treat for instance after finishing a school assignment. This should be avoided because it may lead to the formation of a bad habit of overeating.
TRACKING BODY MASS INDEX
Having the measurements of the Body Mass Index, weight, and circumference of the waist taken regularly will assist the individual where they stand on the good scale. Keeping track of the measurements keep someone aware of when to put in extra exercise and when to add more calories.