It is estimated that more than 2/3 of Americans are overweight and a third are obese. Obesity rates have doubled since 1980 due to a sedentary lifestyle and a culture of fast food. Europe also seems to be catching the US up in becoming overweight. The European Unions top health officials have indicated that statistics now show that the majority of EU citizens are now overweight. Britain is increasingly being seen as the fat man of Europe, the government is even thinking of introducing a tax on fizzy drinks in an effort to reduce fizzy drink consumption but also to counter the costs that obesity can have on society as a whole due to obesity related health problems.
One European child in four is obese. The long term trends are not looking good for the developed world. Due to globalisation it also seems that the developed world is slowly exporting its problems worldwide.
Obese children are about 82% likely to be obese adults as well. Obesity lends to long term severe health problems and the net is wide and consists of ailments such as diabetes, high cholesterol, under-active thyroid, high blood pressure, stroke and heart problems. Obesity can also lend itself to emotional problems such as embarrassment, anger and resentment.
Nuova Health are dedicated to optimising the health of our clients. If you need to lose weight we recommend starting an exercise regime, cutting the calories, reducing sugar intake and reducing fat intake. That is a start to better health and weight loss. Orthotics and arch support insoles can help to solve joint issues that come about as a result of being overweight as the extra weight causes issues on the joints. Weight training will increase muscle mass, muscle mass is metabolically expensive – meaning it will speed up metabolism and help you to lose excess weight. Weight training ramps up fat burning hormones such as testosterone and human growth hormone vital to successful weight loss. As an aside to our female readers – don’t worry about building bulky unfeminine muscles as most women do not have the genetics to be able to do this, bulky female bodybuilders are almost always using steroids.
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