Over the last 20-30 years, obesity and its adverse health effects have become a worldwide epidemic. The evidence is all around us. Whenever we take a social snapshot of the population, be they a group of school children or adults, the frequent appearance of obesity in the picture is an alarming testament to the fact. It is now considered the most common health risk with multiple negative health implications. Obesity threatens every aspect of our lives including personal health, fitness, hygiene, attractiveness, happiness and self-confidence plus our relationships with friends, family and peers. Obesity is the blight of modern consumerism.
The reasons for its sudden worldwide increase is mechanization of work, an upsurge of sedentary lifestyles and poor eating habits due to overeating and/or consumption of low nutritional convenience foods.
It is recommended you annually check your Body Mass index (see: BMI- charts). If your BMI exceeds that shown for your given sex, age and activity level, you should realize the negative impact carrying those “extra few pounds “around will have in the future on your health, lifestyle, relationships and eventually your longevity.
Being obese, or even marginally overweight, is a major threat to vibrant health, lifestyle and longevity. If this applies to you, you must, without delay, review your entire lifestyle. Changes, accompanied by long term resolve and commitment are needed in both dietary intake and levels of physical exercise.
» Every sensible effort should be made to regain a Body Mass Index appropriate to one’s activity level, height, sex and age. However do no trim off those extra pounds blindly. The objective should be to steadily, in a planned manner, reduce your weight, so that the long term results become a permanent feature of your new anti-aging lifestyle. Therefor you must devise sensible dietary and exercise reforms. As far as diet is concerned, the main aim is to consistently reduce your calorie intake while ensuring you continue to live a full vibrant life by consuming the...