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Is obesity a disability in Women: Need of the Hour?

Is obesity a disability in Women: Need of the Hour?

04/03/2023 Blog

Excess weight always harms one’s health.      Obesity as a disability is more prevalent in women than men leading to several severe or fatal illnesses. Obese women are particularly susceptible to diabetes, which, in turn, increases the risk of different types of cancers, especially postmenopausal breast cancer and endometrial cancer. Excess weight can also create complications during pregnancy for the parent as well as the children.

How can I identify If I am Overweight or Obese?

According to WHO, Obesity is abnormal or excessive fat accumulation leading to severe health risks. You can identify whether you are Overweight or Obese by calculating your BMI (Body Mass Index). It’s a medical tool to estimate the amount of body fat with your height and weight measurements. If your BMI lies within the range of 25 – 29.9, you are overweight, and if it’s 30 or exceeds, you are Obese.

Is Obesity a disability in Women’s health?

In this situation of a sedentary lifestyle, as women consume more sugar-laden food than men and do not burn off energy through exercise and physical activity, much of the surplus energy will be stored by the body as fat. Accumulated fat cells make the body less receptive to insulin, resulting in high sugar levels in the blood and eventually leading to Diabetics, which, is linked to Cardiovascular, Stroke, PCOS and Metabolic diseases. Women who are obese are at a high risk of low back pain and knee osteoarthritis, creating substantial limitations in daily life activities, climbing, bending, etc. Hence the answer to the question, ‘is obesity a disability’ is yes, obesity is a disability. Obesity in women may also affect contraception and infertility.

How to treat Obesity?

As each body type is different, we need different approaches to this problem while treating obesity. The best way to treat obesity is to eat a healthy, reduced-calorie diet and exercise regularly. Obesity and mortality rate are directly proportional; it is the 5th leading risk of Global death.

To get immediate results considering Obesity as a disability, people may opt for surgical methods. However, before deciding to go for surgery for weight loss, it is required to identify an alternative safe methodology and a medical team who can advise you and rely upon you.

FCBS is a team of DHA-licensed female therapists who mainly focus on improving the health and fitness of women through nonsurgical 100% natural treatment without any side effects using the latest technologies like the LPG alliance. LPG is a method that improves the body’s metabolism, breakdown, and stubborn fat and helps your skin remain young, healthy, and supple. As a customer-centric organization, FCBS always offer quality services at an affordable rate.

Tips for Weight loss

Eating regularity can help in weight loss.

Generally, people may think skipping a meal may cut down the overall consumption of calories, but metabolism is the rate at which your body burns the calories you consume. When you skip a meal, the rate of burning calories may gradually slow down and which affects weight loss. When you maintain a routine, consuming sugary drinks and fast foods may slow down and gradually increase the intake of fruits and vegetables, resulting in a better overall diet.

Drink more to burn more calories.

Drinking water will help you in burning more amounts of Calories. Water plays a vital role in the proper metabolism and functionality of energy in the body. You might be aware that water is a natural appetite suppressor. When drinking water before eating can cut down the intake of unnecessary foods. Water will also help in removing waste from the body in the form of urine and faeces. When waste material builds up in the body, it may result in bloating, resulting in adding inches to the waist.

Cut down alcohol

Drinking alcohol can result in weight gain. Alcohol is rich in calories, but it does not help the body to meet its nutritional demands. It can make you feel hungry and can lead you to crave fast food. It can reduce an individual’s interest in working out and may as well lead to serious health risks like high blood pressure, high triglycerides, insulin resistance, heart disease, stroke, liver disease and some cancers.

Eat plenty of fibrous foods.

Fibre is essential in a meal plan. Intake of food, that is rich in fibre, like fruits and vegetables, tends to lower the level of calories in our body. Eating fibrous food can lower the blood sugar level and fight constipation. It can slow down digestion in the stomach, which might make you feel full for a very long period.

Do exercise and be active

Proper exercise along with a healthy diet fastens your weight loss journey. Exercising can make your body fit and lower blood pressure preventing the risk of developing certain serious diseases like cancer, attacks (heart/ stroke), diabetes etc. It can also help you in lowering anxiety and depression.

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