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Walking on a daily basis saves you from obesity.

 Walking on a daily basis saves you from obesity.

Dr. Sabah Ammar, a teacher in the Department of Internal Medicine and Surgery, Helwan University, reviews some studies related to obesity, where she says: Obesity is one of the problems of the times, and it is spread in all countries of the world without exception and in Egypt here, because of the love of Egyptians and their art and their prowess in inventing delicious and delicious food away from Health ratios and quantities of items allowed.

Obesity has been prominent in doctors' health concerns, due to the fact that it is related to many diseases, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, coronary heart disease, joint friction... to other diseases.

Obesity is an increase in body weight from the normal limit due to the accumulation of fat, and is known as increasing the weight of a person more than 30% of the ideal weight, and the accumulation of body fat is produced by increasing the size of fat cells, where the normal human body contains about 30-35 billion fat cells and increases in size when increasing Weight, as the increase continues, new fat cells are formed, and these new cells are difficult for the body to get rid of later. It is therefore clear why weight loss is difficult after a significant increase.

The amount of body fat is measured by measuring the thickness of the skin and this method is easy and almost accurate, because half of the fat in the body accumulates under the skin. The amount of fat can be measured more accurately, by the weight of the body underwater or by the delivery of a weak electrical current to the body by two electrodes, and the amount of fat is measured according to the resistance encountered by the current as it passes through the body, and these methods are usually used to determine the rate of obesity in sports heroes.

Obesity is due to two main reasons:

Increase body energy and lack of energy.

Obesity is not only an aesthetic or psychological problem, but also a health problem in every sense of the word. People who weigh about 40% more than normal weight are twice as likely to have many health problems, including early death, twice as many people with normal weights.

Complications include:

- Cardiovascular diseases (heart attack and various clots)
High blood pressure.
- Gallstones.
Type 2 diabetes.
- High triglycerides and cholesterol in the blood.
- Gout.
- Sleep breathing problems.
- Joint pain.
- Some tumors (breast cancer, bowel cancer).
Psychological complications.

The most serious complication of obesity is its impact on the cardiovascular system, and at the opening of the first international conference held under the theme "Obesity and its impact on women's health" organized by the Suzanne Mubarak Regional Center for Women's Health and Development in Alexandria in cooperation with Egyptian universities and the University of London Dr. Ezzat Amin, Professor of Nutrition at the Higher Institute of Public Health at Alexandria University, said that the latest statistics in Egypt indicate a rise in obesity cases by up to 50%, stressing the need to follow a healthy diet to reduce the rise in obesity rates. among a large segment of individuals.

Obesity is a disease suffered by many individuals, especially young people and the elderly, pointing out that the prevalence of obesity among individuals is higher every year than in previous years. He warned of the danger of taking drugs and drugs that cause weight loss because they negatively affect most of the body's vital organs, and cause many diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure and kidney disease. During the seminar, he reviewed how to treat obesity in the elderly by following a balanced diet, while reducing high-calorie foods such as fat while maintaining the organization of meals and not too much food intake and using healthy methods in cooking food.

The importance of daily exercise, especially walking, because it contributes to reducing weight and maintaining fitness to reduce the incidence of various diseases that affect humans.

The need to raise awareness of the dangers of specific diseases that threaten a large segment of women and women, the most important of which are diseases resulting from excessive eating.

Other associated factors increase the risk of obesity, for example:

- The existence of a family history of some chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.
Lack of movement and activity.
High blood pressure.
- High total cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.
High LDL ( LDL) more than 160 mg/dL or 4.4 fondue/L.
Good cholesterol (HDL) is less than 35mg/dSL or 0.91 mf/L.
Type 2 diabetes.
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The question is how can we control and control obesity?

- The most important step in the treatment of obesity is the conviction of the importance of reducing the weight derived from the same human, but trying to do so in order to please others, it often fails.
- Setting a reasonable goal to lose weight and work to achieve it, it is not always necessary to reach the ideal weight, but sometimes it is only to reach a normal level of triglycerides and cholesterol
- Choose the right time to start a behavioral change for the weight loss, because change requires a great mental effort to sustain and succeed.
- Knowing that the weight loss process is slow and boring and must be patient and endurance to follow and succeed.
- Identify ing wrong eating habits, such as consuming too much fat, eating in front of the TV, not eating fresh fruits and vegetables. And so on.
- A one-week eating diary in which the type, quantity, where to eat and the company of the food person, can be recorded, so that the wrong weaknesses and habits causing obesity can be identified and therefore can be changed.
- Continuous radical behavioral change of eating habits, getting used to activity and avoiding a life of disbelief and laziness.
Try to balance the energy consumed with the effort. This is done by following a healthy diet commensurate with the patient's gender, age, weight, type of activity, and a structured program of activity and exercise, by constantly exercising, at least three times a week, after consulting the attending physician.
- Some alternative medicine treatments can be used to help get rid of excess weight, such as: Chinese acupuncture.

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