How can you prevent obesity?

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Due to a dramatic increase in obesity and obesity-related diseases, communities, states, and the federal government are putting an emphasis on healthier food choices and activities to help prevent obesity and treat people with overweight and obesity.

On a personal level, you can help prevent weight gain by:ทางเข้า UFABET

  • getting regular moderate exercise like walking, swimming, or biking for 20 to 30 minutes every day
  • eating a balanced, heart-healthy diet composed of nutritious foods, like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein
  • eating high calorie foods and those high in saturated and trans fats in moderation

What causes obesity?

Taking in more calories than you burn in daily activity and exercise — on a long-term basis — can lead to obesity. Over time, these extra calories add up and cause weight gain.

But it’s not always just about calories in and calories out or having a sedentary lifestyle. While those are indeed causes, some causes you can’t control.

Common specific causes of obesity include:

  • genetics, which can affect how your body processes food into energy and how fat is stored
  • growing older, which can lead to less muscle mass and a slower metabolic rate, making it easier to gain weight
  • not sleeping enough, which can lead to hormonal changes that make you feel hungrier and crave certain high calorie foods
  • high stress, which may trigger the production of hormones that cause you to eat more and store more fat
  • pregnancy, as weight gained during pregnancy may be difficult to lose and might eventually lead.