What are the major causes of obesity?
How to fight obesity?
obviously become a major crisis worldwide but more so in
the United States. While several reasons are cited for
such a huge jump in the number of
obese people during last two decades, a report in the
International Journal of Obesity by University of Alabama
biostatistician David Allison provides a good summary of
the main causes. This article discusses what some of these
reasons are and
what you can do to stop your weight from growing.
What can you do?
Lack of enough sleep
||In our quest to go
ahead in life, we are working longer, taking fewer
days off, and cutting back on sleep. Many studies
find that people who do not get enough sleep have
poor health, do not
eat healthy, and in the process,
How to sleep without sleeping aids
reverse the damage from sleeplessness
How to get rid of dark circles and puffy eyes
|Drugs with weight gain as a side
||In a culture where we
all seem to pop
prescription drugs like candies, we do not
realize that many drugs result in weight gain. First
do not take any drug unless you have to. And
secondly, if you notice even a small gain in your
weight, talk to your doctor immediately to discuss
Pregnancy after 40
||For a variety of
reasons, more women are bearing children in their
late thirties and forties. Apart from other risks to
children born to
older moms, higher weight is
clearly one of them. So if possible, plan on having
children at the right age. Consider adoption if you
think you are too old to have your own children.
Women who are already
obese may need to be specially careful about