A study at lifecare reveals that in cities, specially in north, over 50% woman are overweight owing to sedentary lifestyles, rich food, and lack of exercise
Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in India, with morbid obesity affecting 5% of the country's population. Obesity in urban Indian woman aged over 35 has become a serious concern for the medical fraternity. Sedentary city lifestyles, rich food, a lack of exercise and a gradual slowing down of the metabolic rate are playing havoc with the waist - to - hip circumference. A study reveals that in cities, specially in north India, over 50% woman are overweight.
While most women look at obesity as being a physically unattractive and cosmetic problem, what they overlook are the many related diseases:
One can start with the following:
If a change in lifestyle does not render much change in your weight, one can always consider the option of bariatric surgery (It is only recommended in case the person is morbidly obese it but 1>40).
Dr. Sharda Jain