Beauty standards have changed over time and eating routines as well, making us face serious challenge when it comes to keeping our body mass at a constant, healthy level. Food nowadays contains many additives and unhealthy preservatives that not only make our bodies fatter but also expose us to high risks of developing diseases.
Ever since the food revolution has made us give up on the fresh and organic meals, offering the alternative of fast food and other dishes that smell and taste good but don’t do good to our bodies, an increasing number of people is facing the obesity issue. We eat less but less healthy as well, we are unaware of the ingredients in most of our daily meals, we eat when we are stressed out, we don’t have a healthy eating routine and we seldom keep track of the nutritional value and quality of the food we ingest. All the factors mentioned above lead to a very much debated issue of our modern times: obesity
Weight management is presently being one of the most controversial and long discussed matters when it comes to beauty and health. A recent study revealed that most popular weight management programs are ineffective at helping people lose weight. Although there are unlimited alternatives of dieting, keeping track of our body mass, changing our routine, selecting the best foods for our bodies to properly assimilate, only one out of every 124 obese women and one of every 10 obese men will ever manage to trim down a healthy weight. According a recently published study, results of weight management in obese people are an epic fail. The numbers go down to just one in 677 women and 1,290 men with severe obesity managing to lower the level of their body mass as a result of weight management programs.
The study was performed by a team of researchers from Kings College London and consisted of tracking the weights of more than 129.000 men and almost 150.000 women who had a three times higher body mass index compared to the healthy standards. Scientists looked into the percentage of people who attained a healthy weight or lost at least 5% of their body mass. 1 in every 12 men and 10% of women managed to trim down 5% or more of their original body mass.
It seems that the efforts of nutrition experts are not translated into efficient results for those who are realistically weight challenged. The doctor’s advice to eat right and exercise is not effective at practically reducing rates of obesity across large communities.
Conclusion of the study reveals that it is better to prevent than to treat, at least when it comes to weight problems. It is best not to become obese in the first place and that means increased levels of awareness when it comes to what we choose to eat.
Keeping a dynamic pace of our lives is important as well, as lack of activity leads to weight gain. Focus should be laid upon young generations who must be motivated towards performing sports and keeping track of calories and the types of foods they eat. Food is not getting healthier and fresher, as we live in the consumer era which replaces everything original, authentic and fresh with cheaper alternatives that allow for mass market production. The minute we start to understand that, we will be more careful to avoid everything that does harm to our bodies. Keeping things simple and natural will make us never face weight problems. A little bit of jogging a day keeps the doctor away and keeps our bodies slim and fit.
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