In recent years, the modern lifestyle forces an increasing use of technology like cell phones, tablets or mobiles to drastically change our living style and habits to become less active which lays down the roots of obesity which is the primary cause of many other health issues like diabetes or blood pressure.
According to recent investigations, those people are more suffering from obesity and spend most of their time in front of the TV. According to health experts when we are sitting in front of the TV our body is not active we keep eating foods, not burning any calories thus increasing the calories to become obese.
According to medical research professionals, busy people who don’t have enough time to make healthy food after working for long hours in the office they tend to use more fast food which is not beneficial for health.
Medical experts continue to conduct research on the causes of obesity and also implicitly mention health issues resulting from being obese which clearly finds that increase in the physical weight increases the risk of health issues from diabetes, blood pressure, Osteoarthritis, Infertility, Certain cancers (e.g., oesophagal, colon, postmenopausal breast), Respiratory conditions/diseases (e.g., sleep apnea, asthma) to Liver diseases.
I am mentioning here a few habits which do play an important role in increasing obesity:
1- Not Doing any Exercise:
if you do not exercise not willing to burn any calories then definitely you are inviting obesity to gain more weight. Exercising is an integral part of almost every weight loss program and is mandatory for staying healthy and active. Those peoples who spend most of their time in front of a TV or Computer Screen and Playing video games increases the risk of obesity as sitting all day makes you a victim of obesity.
2-Not taking enough sleep
According to experts, it is vital to take at least 6 to 7 hours of sleep. Lack of sleep affects hormone levels in the body which causes obesity.
Unfortunately, weight gain is strongly linked to lack of sleep. This could be due to many other factors, including hormonal changes and a lack of motivation to exercise (1).
In one study, scientists analyzed the sleeping habits of over sixty-eight thousand women over 16 years. They find that women who slept fewer than 5 hours per night had a higher risk of increasing weight than people who slept 7 hours or more so enough sleep is a secret ingredient in losing weight efforts.
3-The use of junk food and soft drinks:
Due to the presence of bad fat and high sugar junk food and coke which cause weight gain thereby increasing obesity. Less use of fruits and vegetables makes your diet unbalanced.
To avoid obesity for good health, it is vital to have all the necessary ingredients in our diet. Check your weight and pay attention to the food you consume. Lightweight exercise walking and burning calories can help you stay away from obesity.
4-Eating large portions than you need:
You eat larger portions of food, especially in parties with your friends or relatives who are also eating large portions of food which increases the amount of food we need thus putting pressure on our stomach/liver and taking longer to burn which propagates obesity and not good for health.
5- Eating Quickly:
In this modern world of technology, Due to busy routines, people regularly eat their food\meal quickly. Eating quickly can play a role in making you fat. It is not a surprise that both eating quickly and chewing less have been linked to consuming more food thereby consuming more calories.
It is a common observation that people who eat fast are usually prone to have large waistlines and low levels of HDL (“good”) cholesterol. Eating Fast has also been linked with gastritis inflammation, especially at the lining of the stomach which could be causing shallow breaks or sometimes deep ulcers.
6-Not drinking enough water:
Not drinking enough water is a major reason of gaining fat.
Not drinking enough water can make you feel more thirsty. An interesting fact is that thirst may be wrongly thought of as a sign of hunger or food cravings by our body. In a study, researchers found that people who used to drink two cups of water right before their breakfast usually eat 22% less calories at that meal than people who did not drink any water.
For a long time, drinking water has been linked to helping with losing weight.
In fact, 30–59% of US adults who aim to lose weight increase their water consumption.
7- Not controlling your intake in social gatherings:
The modern lifestyle influence of social networks indicates how personal interconnections can affect our health. Ideas and habits that influence health for better or for worse can spread through social networks in much the same way that germs spread through communities.
However, being too social could be making you gain fat. Social meetings usually involve food or drinks which can without a doubt add unwanted calories to your diet so while attending any party or gathering try to control your intake from gaining unwanted extra fat.
Ads, photos, and posts on social media like Facebook Instagram Whatsapp youtube encourage cravings, and that can lead to unhealthy consumption.
8-Sitting too long:
In today’s world, the average adult sits for 9 to 11 hours per day. Although it might seem harmless studies have shown that people who sit longer are more likely to be overweight. In addition, they have higher risks of suffering from chronic diseases.
Common sense says that when you sit, you use less energy than standing or walking. Research has linked sitting for long periods of time with a number of health issues that not only include obesity but other life-threatening conditions like excessive body fat especially around the waist, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and cholesterol levels as well. Excessive sitting overall and sitting for long hours also increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancer.
9-Taking the elevator instead of the stairs:
Those who take the stairs actually not only save their time but also remain active, when compared with those who ride the elevator.
This makes sense because when you are waiting for the elevator you are actually wasting your time standing there than those who opt for the stairs who not only might be well on their way to their destination which is another option for exercise as when you going through stairs you are actually burning your fats rather than standing in a queue.
So If you take the elevator instead of the stairs especially at work, you are missing out an easy workout.
Research has found that seven minutes of stair climbing in a day can reduce the risk of suffering a heart attack.
10-Not eating fruits and vegetables:
The researchers found that eating more fruit and vegetables, without also changing the number of calories from other food sources, did not cause people to either lose or gain weight.
Fruits and vegetables are not only an excellent source of beneficial nutrients, but they are low in calories, which is great for your waistline.
Many studies including from Harvard University have also shown that people who eat more vegetables and fruits are more likely to be at a healthier weight and have less risk of chronic diseases and cancers.
You know without any vegetables or fruit in your diet, you are more likely to suffer digestive disorders such as constipation or haemorrhoids.
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