Code Obesity: Causes, Treatment and Prevention

What is The Obesity Code about?

Code Obesity: Causes, Treatment and Prevention

October 16, 2020 0

The term obese describes a person who’s very overweight, with a lot of body fat. It has increasingly become a common problem because for many people modern living involves eating excessive amounts of cheap high-calorie food and spending a lot of time sitting down at desks, on sofas, or in cars. Over the last few decades, obesity has become a considerable health problem. It’s now considered to be an epidemic in the United States.

The most widely used method to check if you’re a healthy weight is body mass index (BMI). It measures your weight about your height and provides a score to help place you in a category:

  1. Normal weight: BMI of 18.5 to 24.9
  2. Overweight: BMI of 25 to 29.9
  3. Obesity: BMI of 30 or higher

Causes of Code Obesity

Obesity is complex. Although there are genetic, behavioral, metabolic, and hormonal influences on body weight, obesity occurs when you take in more calories than you burn through exercise and normal daily activities. Your body stores these excess calories as fat. A few of the causes and contributing factors are:

  • Family inheritance and influences
  • Lifestyle choices
  • Certain diseases and medications
  • Social and economic issues
  • Age
  • Stress
  • Lack of sleep


Obesity reduces life expectancy by an average of 3 to 10 years, depending on how severe it is. It’s very important to take steps to tackle obesity because, as well as causing obvious physical changes, it can lead to several serious and potentially life-threatening conditions including:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease and strokes
  • Certain types of cancer
  • Sleep apnea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Pregnancy problems, such as high blood sugar during pregnancy, high blood pressure, and increased risk for cesarean delivery (C-section)

Day-to-day problems related to Code obesity include:

  • Breathlessness
  • Increased sweating
  • Snoring
  • Difficulty doing physical activity
  • Often feeling very tired
  • Joint and back pain
  • Low confidence and self-esteem
  • Feeling isolated

The psychological problems associated with being obese can also affect your relationships with family and friends and may lead to depression.

Code Obesity Treatment

Obesity affects nearly every part of the body. You can treat or manage many of the risk factors associated with obesity by diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes. Losing 3% or more of your original body weight regularly can significantly reduce the risk of obesity-related complications. These include diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Moreover, obesity treatment usually involves a long-term plan for making lifestyle changes. Medicine or surgery is sometimes used.

Code Obesity Prevention

A healthy weight is important in maintaining good health. In addition to this taking steps to prevent obesity in your daily life is a good first step.

  • Keep a food diary of what you ate, where you ate, and how you were feeling before and after you ate.
  • Eat 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables daily.
  • Choose whole-grain foods, such as brown rice and whole-wheat bread.
  • Don’t eat highly processed foods made with refined white sugar, flour, high-fructose corn syrup, and saturated fat.
  • Weigh and measure food to be able to learn correct portion sizes.
  • Learn to read food nutrition labels use them, and keep the number of portions you are eating in mind.
  • If you eat more calories than you burn you will gain weight. Weigh yourself every week.
  • Simply reducing portion sizes and using a smaller plate can help you lose weight.
  • Look for ways to get even 10 or 15 minutes of some type of activity during the day.
  • Eat slowly and avoid situations where you know you could be tempted to overeat

Obesity isn’t necessarily a permanent condition. Yet it is much harder to lose weight than it is to gain it.

Beginning at an early age and extending the same efforts could vastly improve individual and public health, and reduce suffering saving a lot of money.

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