Preventing obesity is in our hands
Obesity, which is quite common among adults, is becoming quite common among children, and it is also known that many adult patients have obesity problems dating back to their childhood. Changing this result and preventing obesity actually depends on the individuals themselves. Obesity, which has been spreading both in our country and worldwide in recent years, is a complex disease that triggers many serious diseases.
The problem of obesity, which begins to emerge at a very young age, is based on the maintenance of nutrition, which is the most basic requirement of human beings, with wrong habits. First of all, improving the quality of life is the biggest enemy of obesity. The biggest question mark at this point is; how can we improve our quality of life to avoid being exposed to this disease that cannot fight with a quality life?
What should we do to prevent obesity?
Active life: Many people spend most of the day sedentary, either because of their occupation or because of ongoing habits. However, one of the most basic rules to be followed in order to spend the calories taken during the day and thus prevent obesity is to lead an active life. For example, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, taking a walk, making a habit of allocating a small period of time for exercises that can be done at home in cases where time cannot be allocated for gyms can be the key to an active and healthy life.
Healthy eating: Changing unhealthy and wrong eating habits, which is one of the biggest causes of obesity, is one of the golden rules to prevent obesity. The key point of a healthy eating habit is to consume meat, fish, vegetables, legumes and cereals to get the 2000 calories a person needs daily, to prefer healthy fats and to avoid fast food.
Weight control: If you monitor and control your weight regularly, you can detect weight gain more quickly and control it before it progresses too far.
Regular general examination: Having a check-up or general examination at least once a year will be effective in the early diagnosis and intervention of many diseases, not only obesity.
Drinking enough water: Drinking enough water during the day will help to cleanse the body of toxins, as well as beautify the skin and meet the body’s need for moisture.
Set an Example for Your Children
In order to prevent children’s susceptibility to obesity, first of all, the daily routines in the family where the child grows up should be regulated and brought to a healthy level. Increasing the quality of life in the family plays an active role in the child making these rules a habit. Since every behavior sets a good or bad example for children, you should start with yourself. In addition, avoid rewarding or punishing the child with food. Children should be prevented from being sedentary and directed to activities they like.