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However, the efforts to promote weight loss can have adverse results if not managed properly. The obsession to lose weight can lead to excessive weight loss, which predisposes individual to other health problems and eating disorders.
Weight loss, also referred to as slimming in medical terms refers to the process of reducing one’s total body mass. Body mass can be lost through various ways mean loss of body fluids, body fats, muscles, mineral deposits or tendons and other connective tissues in the body. Weight loss can occur either voluntarily or unintentionally. Involuntary weight loss can occur as a result of underlying health problems. Unintentional weight loss may result from depression, chronic infections like HIV/AIDS, anxiety, stress, or diarrhea. Voluntary or intentional weight loss, on the other hand, is a conscious effort of an individual to reduce weight due to perceived or actual obese of overweight state. Excessive weight loss, on the other hand, refers to an extreme reduction in one’s body mass leading to development of other health complications.
There are various reasons why individuals lose weight. Intentional weight loss has many social, psychological, and health advantages to people. Different people, however, approach the question of weight loss with varying needs and intentions. The most common reason, however, is for health purposes. Excess weight leads top various overweight and obesity conditions where one’s body mass is beyond generally accepted range for average people. Individuals who are overweight or obese are vulnerable many health complications like heart diseases, cancer, strokes, diabetes, emotional problems like depression, and reducing one’s lifespan (Lipowski 13). It is, therefore, advisable for individuals to avoid gaining extra pound in order live healthy lifestyles and avoid these diseases. Weight loss, if properly managed, is healthy processes that can
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They consult numerous doctors and physicians, and while doing so, some of them succeed in giving up their bad and unhealthy habits while others are unable to control them. While, many of them are even successful in changing the bad habits, but may revert to their pervious behaviors in the long term.
According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), the BMI “provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems” (par. 1). Due to the enhanced attention being acknowledged for the need to adhere to a prescribed BMI, people who have exceeded to average BMI have increasingly resorted to using a variety of approaches and techniques to lose those unwanted weight.
The use of vitamin and mineral supplements has been available for numerous years to individuals of all ages. Some physicians have recommended supplements to patients for improvement to personal health, while other people may have started a supplement regiment through self-diagnosis of dietary habits, research, or friendly suggestions.
A few studies have indicated that catechins have the ability to reduce body fat in humans. A research study was formulated to investigate the effect of catechins on body fat reduction and thus cholesterol in relation to oxidized Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (Nagao et al, 2005).
The author states that overuse of the Internet can negatively affect an adolescent’s social, psychological and physical well-being. Research has shown that excessive Internet users suffer from similar psychological problems like any other kind of addicts. Such users experience “technological addictions that involve excessive human-machine interaction”.
Nutrition Examination Survey, approximately 17.1% of the 3,958 children who participated in the research study were overweight and that 35% of children between the age brackets of 6 to 19 years old are seriously overweight (Ogden et al., 2006).
A lot of past research studies
increases the risks of contracting chronic ailments, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and stroke, in addition to different types of cancers (WHO 1). These diseases consume a considerable proportion of global budget on health in addition to causing
Police officers decide to throw them down and make them face the ground and after that they are shot at the back. There is a case in the year 2000 where a police officer shot a citizen after throwing him on the ground. The citizen was not having any weapon
In medical literature one can learn about many weight-relating diseases. By weight, the general meaning implied is overweight, though underweight is also a disease. Diet and physical activity are crucial part of the process to