News2News.in Explainer:For the last few decades, obesity has emerged as a serious disease. People are falling prey to serious diseases due to obesity. Especially teenagers and children are falling prey to it. The problem of obesity has tripled since 1975. The report of the World Obesity Federation warns that if countries around the world do not act, they will have to face inevitable consequences. This report shows that the rate of obesity in children will be the fastest.
Federation President Professor Lewis Bauer said that the World Obesity Federation report is an alarm for all, let us be alert or else we will have to face unavoidable consequences in future. It has been told in the report of the World Obesity Federation report that in the next 12 years, 51 percent of the people of the world will become obese. This number will be more than 4 billion. The thing to be cautious is that obesity is being seen more in children and adolescents. Let us know further what are the real reasons behind obesity.
Why obesity is increasing
1. Imbalance of Energy
Energy imbalance is one of the main reasons for obesity. Consuming more fat and high energy foods and not being able to spend energy properly is becoming the reason for obesity.
2. Junk food habit
Consumption of oil and spices, junk food available in the market is playing an important role in increasing obesity. Children and teenagers have become addicted to junk food. This habit of theirs is pushing them towards obesity. Not only children but adults have also started consuming more junk food.
More stress is making you a victim of obesity. The stress associated with everyday life is taking a toll on your lifestyle. Irregularity in lifestyle is causing obesity in humans. Stress has increased not only in adults, but also in children and adolescents. Stress regarding studies has become common among children. Teenagers are putting themselves under stress by getting into drugs, immature relationships etc. due to bad company.
4. Lack of sleep
In the run-of-the-mill life, we have forgotten that our body needs adequate sleep and rest. Due to irregular lifestyle and lack of proper time management, we are not able to complete our sleep. Due to lack of sleep, the body’s metabolism does not work properly, due to which there is an imbalance of hormones. Eventually all this promotes obesity in your body. Due to lack of sleep, hunger also increases and a person starts eating more food, yet his hunger remains the same.
5. Wrong Approach
There is a misconception among parents that an overweight child is healthy, whereas it is not so. Being fat or overweight is considered healthy in a country like India. We have to be aware that there is a difference between being fat and being healthy. Due to this approach, Indian parents give more fatty and more quantity of food to their children, due to which the complaint of obesity increases in them. Body mass index (BMI) has to be understood and it has to be checked regularly.
6. Sedentary lifestyle and less physical activity
Many of us lead a lifestyle of low physical activity. Change in job timings, night shift etc. can be the reason for this. Physical activity of some people is lax due to their laziness. Not doing regular exercise, not doing any physical work etc give you a sedentary lifestyle. Your leading a very comfortable life leads you to obesity.
Top 5 most obese countries (women and children)
1 Nauru 33.39 %
2 Cook Islands 31.10 %
3 Palau 31.01 %
4 Tonga 29.64 %
5 Tuvalu 28.98 %
Top 5 most obese countries (male)
1 Nauru 59.85 %
2 American Samoa 58.75 %
3 Cook Islands 53.97 %
4 Tuvalu 53.15 %
5 Marshall Islands 49.85 %
what is the condition of india
If you think that you are gaining weight only by eating more, then it is not so at all. Obesity can also be genetic. If your parents or someone in your family is obese, then you may also be obese. Obesity is emerging as a major problem in India. In such a situation, it becomes necessary for us to know what is our condition and what are the reasons for it.
At present, 135 million people in India are obese. This information has been revealed in a report of Indian General Community Medicine. This report states that by 2035, about 11 percent of people in India will be obese, with an annual increase of 5.2% in adult obesity between 2020 and 2035.