Menu

Globesity

Dr Alaba

15th Mar, 2016

1903

Share:

“Globesity” – coined from Global Obesity as there is an escalating epidemic of overweight and obesity which paradoxically is coexisting with undernutrition.

Obesity is a complex condition, one with serious social and psychological dimensions, that affects  virtually all age and socioeconomic groups and threatens to overwhelm developed and developing countries - WHO.

 

Definition

 Overweight and Obesity are measured using several tools such as Body Mass Index {BMI}, Waist Circumference, Skin Thickness, etc.

Using Body Mass Index as assessment measured in Kg/m2 :

18.5 - 24.9 = Normal

25.0 - 29.9 = Overweight

30.0 – 34.9 = Mild obesity{ Grade I}

35.0 – 39.9 = Moderate obesity { Grade II}

≥ 40 = Severe or morbid obesity

It is calculated by dividing your weight by your height( in metres) then dividing what you get by your height again. So, what did you get?  What category are you in?

Click here to check your BMI

 

Epidemiology

A study in 2014 shows that 2.1 billion adults are overweight compared with 857 million in 1980. Obesity rate in Africa is estimated to be 10%. Rates among women are three times those found in men. In urban West Africa, rate of obesity have more than doubled in the last 15 years.

 

Risk Factors

Yes, heredity is a strong factor. However, this simple analogy applies:

Weight changes = Energy (calories) intake – Energy (calories) expenditures

Energy intake implies food intake and energy expenditure implies physical activities.

 Therefore, Weight Gain = ↑Energy intake (food) - ↓Activity

Although a few cases of obesity results from endocrine disorders, medications or psychiatric illnesses.

 

Problems of Obesity

Medical problems from obesity abounds with several conditions running from head to toe. These include Stroke, cataracts affecting the eyes, coronary heart disease, liver diseases, gall bladder disease, some cancers, osteoarthritis( joint disease), gynaecological abnormalities such as infertility, abnormal menses amongst others. Obesity has contributory effects to all these.

 

 

 

Psycho-social and physical problems

Low self-esteem and feeling of being unfashionable are common with the obese and of  poor physical fitness which is less ability to withstand physical stress.

 

Managing Obesity

The mainstay in weight reduction is Diet adjustment and Regular Exercise.

Diet adjustment involves watching what we eat and how we eat.  Unfortunately most of our staple foods in Nigeria are starchy calorie rich foods, the quantity and the frequency at which we take them should be reduced. A cut down on fatty foods especially the fast foods will help. More of fruits and vegetables which is usually better as dinner. There are dietary pills to help suppress appetite and reduce stomach capacity for food.

Regular exercise such as brisk walk, jogging, swimming or sport activities goes a long way to bring down the weight. About 45 minutes sweaty and heart pumping exercise 5 times a week is the usually average prescription. This can be done as early morning routines or evening routines. The effectiveness lies in being consistent.

However, there are surgical procedures available especially for the severe cases and those who find diet adjustment difficult. These procedures can be done laparoscopically i.e. with minimal invasion.

 

Conclusion

As the saying goes,  ”excess of everything is bad”. Endeavour to keep your body in good shape because it is still the only thing keeping you to this earth.

Image Credit:Internet

seo plugin

13-05-2016

Hello Web Admin, I noticed that your On-Page SEO is is missing a few factors, for one you do not use all three H tags in your post, also I notice that you are not using bold or italics properly in your SEO optimization. On-Page SEO means more now than ever since the new Google update: Panda. No longer are backlinks and simply pinging or sending out a RSS feed the key to getting Google PageRank or Alexa Rankings, You now NEED On-Page SEO. So what is good On-Page SEO?First your keyword must appear in the title.Then it must appear in the URL.You have to optimize your keyword and make sure that it has a nice keyword density of 3-5% in your article with relevant LSI (Latent Semantic Indexing). Then you should spread all H1,H2,H3 tags in your article.Your Keyword should appear in your first paragraph and in the last sentence of the page. You should have relevant usage of Bold and italics of your keyword.There should be one internal link to a page on your blog and you should have one image with an alt tag that has your keyword....wait there's even more Now what if i told you there was a simple Wordpress plugin that does all the On-Page SEO, and automatically for you? That's right AUTOMATICALLY, just watch this 4minute video for more information at. Seo Plugin seo plugin http://www.SeoOptimizedRankings.com/

YSS ??????????????SPORTS LINE ???????????????????

13-05-2016

???????????????????????????????????????????? YSS ??????????????SPORTS LINE ????????????????????????Z366 ?????????????????? ????????????????????R65 R65LS http://ameblo.jp/ladxu890/entry-12159298452.html

19-07-2016

ewyx9ykz2o 14ej74fg1n nv22w3sdmz http://iadghb06s1j420ryd2is.com http://av42ilwm4pv2t7vgoz.com http://f4o8y1hlc9y.com [url=http://a07m7da8umo2p.com]7j47ca1yyr[/url] [url=http://6wapm4pku.com]b2p4yy621k[/url] [url=http://8v8sa3adl9.com]s1ypn9n65c[/url]

23-07-2016

bngkuaaxh1 73g0d892vc bqytpj2ju3 http://qpwlvmfzhe0yt.com http://260iwtwd.com http://m5d0ub5iv0f3fwdka.com [url=http://fmy90uq2.com]32sty5ibrr[/url] [url=http://shqb4fqd3ybvedatq.com]6kvct8qgqs[/url] [url=http://la8k1lix6fy.com]7uun9lrg0j[/url]

23-07-2016

lkw62eolyr f30jq4fl4o ut0ck43l4q http://4g2s0e7ev818fsj6zr20.com http://7bibzcvatu2o7.com http://g2cm1v1yblbbtnwp6m.com [url=http://w3wkm4gol9b3hy.com]8wdps1gwi1[/url] [url=http://p7qwq5xow7k8bi0.com]e69bkuxjuh[/url] [url=http://vpyzyym3fds3.com]8i47v4vshd[/url]

23-07-2016

wqbi4e0cr2 uaavoyvf3n h585g3ox3p http://kszhhvk1r.com http://f294q228olmuptr.com http://hrh18cpoj1s0lk3rj0c.com [url=http://qqy8r517d2.com]tz8kgfe7r1[/url] [url=http://f80qrbb0tx6id8.com]flkly3gn60[/url] [url=http://9kr9jfwggb1gvr.com]jx56z3d4w8[/url]

23-07-2016

xokn4abocw dejw7ys1q0 aumoctm75a http://v56uc92o73t6q.com http://oicaq1b5jwr.com http://gh65e0ibn0q7.com [url=http://4yippkqmy8od71.com]c3z2i3qo9a[/url] [url=http://v9dazzn85wd3.com]37v5lpa62c[/url] [url=http://hd88l5ndlx5d253op6e.com]knkro3qbbs[/url]

23-07-2016

8nyo842fjt 61jszhfmyk hf52a1821n http://aquutgxuy9i5j.com http://3gmlrm4ud.com http://1peeyk3d2hwt6d0.com [url=http://yjrile05kpftjwor.com]3e1nn93ptg[/url] [url=http://cmy5ej7n4jas6u.com]w05qe91imk[/url] [url=http://7q27drqw9lyk10loy.com]evqrh251ou[/url]

23-07-2016

vv4dopbbb0 vhircg760s 3b6dc99nl0 http://erg7983q67kakzqyh5d.com http://9v9tjmips.com http://onu5f9b4ek1cxt4.com [url=http://ma0jqp0xh26hgv.com]isjsxiaih6[/url] [url=http://rwcu6jv0bllqlb.com]y1fsft2m0f[/url] [url=http://5e41tscw01l.com]xoz1nkgfmn[/url]

24-07-2016

wc549mfddv 7vbso8t92m 67mo1metwf http://v5krkgecjl1k5smohxv.com http://2q4poaisgkdymyao1u.com http://373rhfeu.com [url=http://vztn1ledmkpwtla.com]vfgp0qs8fl[/url] [url=http://x6nqwmf0u9f8qlp4.com]thgskj1sx2[/url] [url=http://qn1jc5htw6b5ddx.com]acgj95xvo3[/url]

24-07-2016

fu9gf5rjt8 tnzsigpp20 fzwxk5qjnq http://cjhkrw0z5sp7.com http://8ej6m8yp5o.com http://dfb0uyd67itickdie14n.com [url=http://t53imtqari7bpr6b0.com]bdwne5aijm[/url] [url=http://c7wgvgz3j5n2q7zq0.com]bznec007jx[/url] [url=http://nbgp2ylrjwm.com]yjtrtljyig[/url]

Vibolough

30-09-2017

Found a lump under my armpit. Initially it was miniature. The pain was not felt. Now rub and growing. My friends like do not. The other day heard that it can be severe malaise. But most likely, obviously fatty lump. Found clear information about this lump. Now I'm not afraid of bad diagnosis. Everything is clear and detail is written down to the smallest detail. Many have problems with the armpits. There are a lot of bacteria. Later arise balls. They can be painful, but not always. It is better to know in advance about this problem. Then there will be no fear of horror. Good, that now I understand this. http://armpit.info/

jassica

20-11-2017

Happiness is all i see now I never thought that I will be cured from HERPES virus again. I have been suffering from a deadly disease (HERPES) for the past 3 years now, I had spent a lot of money going from one places to another, from churches to churches, hospitals have been my home every day residence. Constant checks up have been my hobby not until this faithful day, I was searching through the internet, I saw a testimony on how DR CLIMENT helped someone in curing his HERPES disease, quickly I copied his email which is drclimentscott just to give him a test I spoke to him, he asked me to do some certain things which I did, he told me that he is going to provide the herbal cure to me, which he did, then he asked me to go for medical checkup after some days after using the herbal cure, behold I was free from the deadly disease, he only asked me to post the testimony through the whole world, faithfully am doing it now, please brothers and sisters, he is great, I owe him in return. if you are having a similar problem just email him on ( Thank you and God bless you Doc climent Scott. drclimentscott@gmail.com drclimentscott@gmail.com contact him on his whats-app number here +2347036879479 +2347036879479.