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What are the harmful effects of weight gain?

Weight gain is because of eating habits and lifestyle. Eating at the wrong hour and overeating trigger the malfunction of hormones and genes. Overeating is the intake of more calories than you burn per day. Mindless eating and snacking on a nutrient-poor and calorie-rich diet cause weight gain.

Excess weight has short-term (acute) and long-term (chronic) deleterious effects. It diminishes every aspect of health, causing reproductive malfunctions, respiratory distress, memory loss, and mood swings. A person also develops chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and various types of cancers.

It is said; food is the nutritional supplement or medicine you take every day. But when taken wrongly, this medicine turns to poison. Nutritional studies have shown eating seasonal foods in moderation prevents weight gain while bringing other health benefits.

Genetics is the other factor that causes weight gain. If both the parents are obese, the child will tend towards obesity or weight gain. This disease is because of the malfunction of the hormones involved in fat metabolism. The above discussion brings up the question – when is a well-fed person considered overweight? The formula – BMI = kg/m2 tells us the Body Mass Index (BMI) of the body. Here, kg stands for the person’s weight in kilograms; and m2 is the person’s height in meters; squared. A BMI between 18.5 to 24.9 is healthy; 25 is overweight.

How to maintain a healthy weight?

Now that we have discussed the hazards of weight gain, let’s discuss prevention. Work the following habits into your routine;

Exercise for 60 – 90 minutes daily. Stay hydrated; 3 – 4 liters of water per day is ideal. Maintain a balanced diet. Reduce your calorific intake and exercise to burn calories.

Practice acupressure – press these five points – Zusanli (ST36), Sanyinjiao (SP6), Zhongwan (CV12), Renzhong (GV26), and Xuehai (SP10).

Massage regularly. It boosts the metabolic rate, strengthens muscles, and presses the acupressure points.

Try Legacy Clinic’s Doctor Supervised Weight Loss Program in The Villages to lose up to an average of 28 lbs in 40 days. The program is very easy to do and consists of no exercise, no hormones, and no starvation. It is a program that gets to the source of fat and regulates the hormones that cause you to gain weight.

To get your weight loss consultation today please contact Legacy Clinic of Chiropractic at 352-259-0024

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