The obesity related deaths are on a dramatic rise in the death statistic. This UK study which focused on obesity and mortality rates has looked at a period of over twenty-seven years and reports that on average approximately 30% of deaths are linked to obesity.
There is a staggering increased risk in premature deaths of 50-100% and this increase is prevalent to people who are obese with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more. Even those moderately overweight in the age group of 30-64 years have an increased risk of death. Is choosing obesity like choosing your own death sentence? Read more to find out how obesity can kill you and what you can do about it.
How Does Obesity Kill?
Obesity related deaths are due to many different health risks, including but not limited to: heart disease, diabetes, cancer, breathing problems, arthritis and reproductive complications. Not only are there health risks associated with being obese but there are also mental health concerns including increased anxiety, depression and low self esteem.
What Benefits Will Losing Weight Give You?
To fight against obesity related deaths it is important to focus on weight loss. The primary concern when people are obese is a person’s health and not their appearance. Generally, when someone is overweight and they lose 5-15% of their body weight, this seriously reduces risk health risk factors for heart disease. Also, general weight reductions help reduce blood pressure, and lower blood sugars.
Plan Of Attack: How to Lose Weight
If you are obese you have probably already fought to lose weight on several occasions. If you don’t want to be part of that scary statistic, part of the increase to 30% of obesity deaths – it may not be enough for you to battle obesity on your own – and that’s okay.
Remembering, obesity is generally caused by a combination of a lack of education and the creation of bad lifelong habits, it often takes a while to reverse this process. Support groups often go back to food basics and examine a person’s calorie intake, their individual lifestyle and how to include an exercise component in your life.
There is no quick fix to obesity, and having a responsible program in place is important. With time – you can fight obesity and it will make all the difference as reducing fat with not only give you confidence and esteem but you will feel – more alive – which is the point of living isn’t it?