OBESITY IN MEN

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Good health they say is a sign of good living. Whenever you start experiencing health challenges it is a sign that something is not right with the way you live your life or with you medically. It may have to do with your lifestyle, habits you have learned or nurtured over time, what you eat, and how you take care of yourself. Obesity is a sickness that can be as a result of our lifestyle, habits, genetic factor, lack of exercise, etc. We are looking at obesity in men, how it affects men health. Naturally, men like to be fit and agile always, but with obesity, they go out of shape and lose their fitness and agility. Obesity is a sickness because like other ailments it can be treated medically and can be cured or managed. It is not a death sentence and it can just come even when you are trying all you can to prevent it. But as a man, you should not accept to just live with it as it affects your health negatively. It can kill and reduces one lifespan if left unchecked.

Obesity is a term used to describe excessive body weight and size. It results from an excess accumulation of fats in the body. Fats build up in your body and adds to your body weight while increasing your body size. It is becoming a growing problem in men today. Men in time past by nature are akin to doing hard work thereby burning excess fat in the body from time to time, but today we do more of mental rather than manual work as men the reverse is now the case. Use of computers and advances in technology has made work easier for us today. Men no longer have to exact so much energy to get things done. This inactivity in men today adds to the problem of obesity in men.

We have men that are not just overweight but are now obese. Obesity is not the same thing as overweight, obesity is a disease but overweight is not. One can be overweight and fit while when you are obese you lose fitness. Obesity medically is when what is called you body mass index is 30 kg/m2 but for an overweight individual, it is less. Someone can be overweight but still maintains his shape but obesity makes you be out of shape. The only similarity is that overweight can lead to obesity. As pointed out already obesity in men has become a growing problem that needs to be addressed by men. It puts men health in jeopardy if not addressed, makes you unhappy and stressed up as a man as you no longer find it easy to enjoy a normal life as a man.

Obesity is very dangerous it can cause one to suffer from high blood pressure, heart attack, cancer, stroke, diabetes, male impotence, sudden death, etc. Obesity in men affects their productivity and fruitfulness. It can cause impotency in men. It is a disease that affects one’s wellness and fitness. It can be a silent killer. You need to take a step to tackle this menace without delays.

The image below shows an obese man and someone that is not obese. this image from Wikipedia.

CAUSES OF OBESITY IN MEN

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Obesity in men can be attributed to several factors some of which we are going to look at briefly to help you understand why you may be obese as a man. Obesity in men is as a result of some controllable factors as we are going to see below. It is becoming common in men today due to changing times that we have found ourselves in today. Some of these causes are as follows:

  • Overeating- when one consumes too much food
  • Eating too much junk food- when one consumes fried foods high in fats such as snacks, fast foods instead of normal meal most of the time.
  • Lack of exercise- when one does not exercise most of the time, used to sitting in one place and working in a relaxed environment without exercising.
  • Hereditary- when it is in one’s gene.
  • When on certain medication- some medications have the ability to cause an increase in body weight and size.
  • Some form of mental disorder
  • Excess intake of alcohol

 

 

PREVENTIVE MEASURES

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Obesity in men can be prevented or controlled if one starts early to do something about the problem and seek help. As we have pointed out it can be caused by lifestyle and habit aside from ones that are inherited from our parents. With one properly taking care of his health one can prevent and control this obesity. Some of the preventive measures one can adopt are as follows:

  • Eating the right diet that is less in fats
  • Exercising properly- by going to the gym
  • Seeking medical attention early if it runs through your gene
  • Avoiding some habits such as too much intake of alcohol and alcoholic beverages
  • Less consumption of soft drinks and food with sugar
  • More consumption of vegetables and fruits
  • Spending less time sitting in one place
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Regularly checking one’s weight

 

MANAGING OBESITY IN MEN.

When one becomes obese, they can seek medical attention. Aside from adopting some of the preventive measures mentioned above, there are other means medically that can be used to treat obesity in men. Use of weight loss drugs, placing one on a special diet that can bring about weight loss, and most importantly use of surgery to remove the excess fat from the body. Recommended exercises by your doctor with the use of some prescription drugs will help. Once again to be obese is not a death sentence, you can get help if you consult your doctor. For you to live longer you have to seek help immediately, the earlier you seek help it will be better for you.

See your doctor today and save your own life. Life does not have duplicate, just one life to live and you need to enjoy it.

 

 

 

Nutritional Guideline

Health Guidelines

This article is your health guideline regarding healthy eating and the risk of a poor diet. Eating properly does matter. The truth is that we have heard about it, however, getting started is the hard part. Here is the good news little changes make difference. When it comes to eating, the simplest way is by starting small, and eating well is very important because:

  • It reduces the chances of one developing diseases like diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and certain cancers
  • It improves our shape, body weight, cholesterol levels, and blood pressure.
  • It ensures good oral health, bone strength, and protection against infections.
  • Provides us with more energy required for the day
  • Enables us to remain healthy and avoid health challenges because of being overweight including stress, infertility, sleep problem, and impotence.

All these are some of the benefits of eating well, but what if one has already exhibited the attitude of eating well? Keep on with it. There is every likelihood for you to make some improvement in some way. Unfortunately, most people eat three-quarter of the recommended amount of fruit and half of the required amount of vegetables daily.

What are the risks of a poor diet and being overweight?

What you eat is about being healthy. It begins by choosing the right food. It is vital for you to enjoy the food you eat and at times, it will not cost you much to eat in a healthy way. There is a connection between the amount of energy used up from the food you consume and your level of physical exercise. Eating more gives you more opportunity of using the additional energy stored in the body as fat. This signifies that the chance of being overweight is high and this, in turn, will increase your risk of disability and other diseases. This health guideline is what you need if you want to avoid the risk poor diet pose to you and your family

The risk to yourself: This may lead to high blood pressure, joint pain, constipation, coronary heart disease, non-insulin dependent diabetes, and being out of breath. This risk multiplies if you drink alcohol, smoke, eat animal fat, and take little exercise.

The risks to your family: Poor life expectancy, development of bad eating habits, and coronary heart disease.

Now, this is the best part of this health guideline in relation to your eating that I love. You must understand the ingredients that make up the diet you eat.

Meat, Fish, and Pulses

The consumption of excess animal fat is the primary cause of ill health. Most of us, our body needs little animal fat; nevertheless, we eat too much. Have you heard about saturated fats? Perhaps you have. They can be found in the meat of pigs, cows, sheep, and products that have their fat and meat in them, such as beef burgers, meat pies, and sausages. The excess consumption of this saturated fat can cause coronary heart disease and overweight. On the other hand, unsaturated fats can be found in duck, chicken, oily fish, eggs, lentils, and beans and foods made from these items.

Milk and Dairy Produce

Yogurt, cheese, and milk are good sources of vitamins, protein, and minerals; however, they have high animal fat in them. It is important to eat dairy produce and milk if you want to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Skimmed or semi-skimmed milk will be a perfect option for adults because it has less fat.

 

Potatoes, Rice, Bread, and Cereals

These starch foods do not make you get fat unless you serve or cook them with fat. The reality is that these foods provide you with the energy you require to perform the activities of the day. Additionally, they are a good source of vitamins, protein, and minerals. They should be included as part of our main meals and more preferably every meal. If it is possible, you can eat whole grain varieties because of their high content of fiber. These fibers help in preventing constipation and other disorders of the bowel. Potatoes are a good source of vitamin C and help in the prevention of anemia if eaten with foods containing iron. So consume more of bread, potatoes, rice, and cereal every day.

Vegetables and Fruit

The main source of vitamins and minerals in our diet are vegetables. Most people don’t consume the required quantity of vegetables. Vegetables that are locally produced are very cheap, so you don’t have any excuse. Besides vegetables, fruits are very good as they are a good source of vitamins and minerals. Eat a minimum of five portions of fruits daily.

Skin Tips that really work

Top ten skin care tips

The human skin is the largest part of the human. It is delicate and very sensitive to the environment as well as temperature conditions, chemicals such as body creams, oils and all sorts of skin care products. It is very normal for people to take extra care of other parts of their body which they think is more important than the skin, this includes, the heart, kidney, liver etc. but the skin gets overlooked. Some people take time out to apply a little sunscreen before they go out on a sunny day or hit the beach but that’s about how much care the skin gets. However this is not what dermatologist recommends. The human skin, just like every other part of the human body needs adequate care to stay healthy. This just means that every human being needs to give the skin some attention every day. Most of this stuff might just sound like the everyday advice we get to make us looking young and healthy, but they in one way or the other benefit the skin immensely. In a not so orderly manner, I present to you top ten skin care tips.

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  1. Focus your attention on the regular skin concerns; such as the breaking of the skin, wrinkling and tanning of the skin. This would help you in selecting products that can tackle such problems effectively.
  2. Drink “clean” water; yes, it is true that drinking adequate water helps in cleansing the skin, but we should ensure that the water we consume is ideal for cleansing our body internally. Clean water is very important for detoxification, as it flushes out dangerous toxins that the body is exposed to on a daily basis.
  3. Exercise regularly; studies have shown that the blood is the transporter of nutrients needed by the skin to keep it glowing and alive. So the more you exercise and break a sweat, the faster the heart pumps blood needed to move all through the body. The nutrients transported by the blood help the skin glow and repairs damaged skin cells.
  4. Maintain a healthy diet; humans need to realize that the food we take in, has a role to play in the balancing of the blood sugar level. Eating meals that have high levels of sugar results to high blood glucose which causes poor skin and inflammation.
  5. Wash your skin regularly; it is important to keep the pores of the skin clear as this reduces the chance of it developing spots or any skin related infections.
  6. Keep stress levels very low; high levels of tension can cause hormonal production, which leads to skin break out. Minimizing stress levels keeps your skin calm which in turn leads to a healthier skin.
  7. Keep the soda intake on the minimum; besides making us grow big and fat, studies have shown that the sodium in soda makes the eyes puff out. Switching to a sodium free diet might prove to be the best way out.
  8. Cut down the sweets; just like sodium, sugars are not so good for the skin. This is because the breaking down of sugars by the body damages the collagen, which keeps the body fresh and smooth.
  9. Keep your bowels clean; constipation and slow or poor bowel movements can build up toxins in the body and this leads to dry skin.
  10. Get enough sleep; getting as much as 7-8 hours sleep is good for the skin as a tired skin ages quicker.

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