Will overweight children grow into obese adults?

 

Will overweight children grow into obese adults?

Globally, in 2013 the number of overweight children under the age of five, was estimated to be over 42 million. Close to 31 million of these are living in developing countries, including India.

Overweight and obese children are likely to stay obese into adulthood and more likely to develop noncommunicable diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular diseases at a younger age. Overweight and obesity, as well as their related diseases, are largely preventable. Prevention of childhood obesity therefore needs high priority. Continue reading “Will overweight children grow into obese adults?”

5 tips to prevent obesity

5 tips to prevent obesity

Obesity is one of the most common lifestyle diseases globally. More often than not, it is caused by a lifestyle that has too little activity and/ or too much (often unhealthy and junk) food. BMI (Body Mass Index) is one of the common indicators to check if you are obese. Apart from BMI, your waist size is another significant indicator to determine if you are overweight or obese.

Obesity may give rise to several other health complications like diabetes, hypertension or even a stroke or heart attack. Here are some tips you can follow to avoid becoming obese or even overweight. It’s better than to get started NOW rather than waiting for your weight (and hence BMI) to shoot up before starting! Continue reading “5 tips to prevent obesity”