Obesity: Eight lifestyle tips to stay fit and maintain a healthy weight

Avoid obesity and its related health problems like diabetes, hypertension and hormonal disorders by changing few habits. Stop smoking, eat right at the right time, balance your diet and meditate, suggest experts. Nutritionist Neha Ranglani and Anju Ghei, a wellness expert at VLCC, have listed some tips to help you prevent obesity and maintain a healthy weight: Read: New weight loss ideas that became popular in 2017 – Top 10 tips that actually work Eat healthy A balanced diet should be a healthy mix of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. It should include…

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Staying close to nature can help fight depression and obesity

Going out for walks daily amidst greenery can help fight obesity (Thinkstock) The fact that a refreshing breeze, warm rays of life-giving sunlight and sweet-smelling greenery can work its magic on not just ailing patients but even healthy people, is not new. A lush, pretty garden in the premises of a hospital can actually help patients recover better and faster, say city doctors. A lot of studies and researches have been done to validateDr Ramen Goel, bariatric and metabolic surgeon, says, “People living close to green spaces are likely to…

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Changing lifestyle can lead to childhood obesity

India may be in the green as far as childhood obesity goes but changing lifestyle habits of school-going wards in Hyderabad and elsewhere, captured in numerous studies and by treating physicians, lays bare the need for immediate course correction. “Identifying obesity or overweight in a child is crucial and can be done with a growth chart. However, even if these conditions are identified, it is not a red flag for parents who associate higher weight with better health in children,” said Dr. T. Karthik, senior paediatrician with Yashoda Hospitals. A…

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Obesity Genes And Lifestyle Factors Interact To Elevate Risk Of Disorder, Research Says

Certain genes associated with obesity in addition to environmental and lifestyle factors increase the risk of obesity, according to new research. The findings showed that bad eating habits alone do not contribute to the disorder. In a bid to find out whether lifestyle factors and obesity genes elevate the chances of the disorder, researchers examined data of 120,000 people. The research was presented at the ongoing European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) meeting in Munich. Researchers looked into socioeconomic status of the participants and their lifestyle aspects including daily television watching…

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Scientists Discover New Nutrition Model to Help Fight Obesity

Calling for a radical rethinking of human nutrition science, scientists have developed a new framework called “nutritional geometry” which is the culmination of more than 20 years of research in the field. According to the authors, the new model will assist health professionals, dietitians and researchers to better understand and manage the complexities of obesity. The new model shows that protein has been the strongest driver influencing diet, regulating the intake of fat and carbohydrate. “Existing models for measuring health impacts of the human diet are limiting our capacity to…

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