Obesity is a problem that concerns a majority of the populace. The problem became more dominant in the late 19th century primarily because of two reasons. First, people started to eat junk and fast food that are low on nutrients and high on fats and carbohydrates. Secondly, advancement of technology helped in lowering the physical activity that man used to perform earlier. Hence man gained more weight day by day and soon obesity became a worldwide phenomena.
Over the years, man gained a better insight of obesity and its effect on the human body. Obesity is responsible for a majority of deaths but it remains hidden as the primary cause of death is credited to a disease or an ailment. Doctors and health experts demonstrate that obesity is not a disease but a medical condition that is responsible for triggering various types of diseases and syndromes. But there’s aways a silver lining to the cloud and there are ways following which you can spare yourself from obesity. The most traditional way to overcome the horrors of obesity is by exercising.
Exercising is easy for those who are physically fit and are associated with physical workout and gym earlier. But the same thing becomes a daunting task for those who are overweight as their body finds it difficult withstand the sudden pressure of workout and physical exercise. For most patients, exercising is a futile endeavor for reducing weight as they give up on it on the initial stages because of the physical challenges it encompass. Patients who are having difficulty in performing exercises and are planning to give up on the overall idea of reducing weight can breathe a sigh of relief as there are alternative procedures for reducing weight that involves less or no physical activity at all. Below mentioned are some tips and guidelines following which you can effectively reduce weight without breaking bones doing physical workout.
Drink plenty of water: Drink plenty of water especially before meals. Water occupies a good amount of space in your stomach thus forbidding you to consume excess food that adds up to your weight. It has other benefits as well like helping in digestion and keeping the body hydrated.
Follow a proper diet: Diet is the most important aspect to think of when you wish to reduce weight without exercise. Eat plenty of green vegetables, fruits, and food that are low on carbohydrates and fat. Balanced diet doesn’t mean that you should restrict consuming food or certain food items but it means eating the right food in the right proportions. Don’t restrict to a particular food item/items as this can cause nutritional deficiencies. Stick more to natural food items and stay away from processed and junk food.
- Maintain good eating habits: Maintaining good eating habits means maintaining proper time of eating food. Eat food at regular intervals. Many dietitians believe that for staying healthy and fit one must eat food after every 3 hours. But the food consumed should be low in quantity and high in nutritive quality. You must not stay hungry for long and binge excess amount of food afterwards as it will create digestive imbalances which will in turn increase your weight.
- Walking and jogging: Walking in the morning and after dinner helps in increasing your metabolism rate and jogging is extremely good for your heart and helps in burning fat. So indulge in doing both as they don’t involve weight lifting and push-ups while you can still burn your fat efficiently and reduce weight.
- Practice yoga and breathing exercises: Yoga and breathing exercise are a boon for those who hates going to the gym. Yoga exercises are easy to perform and provides you with a wide range of health benefits. Hence practicing yoga is advisable to those who wants to reduce their weight without hitting the gym.
- Fight away stress and anxiety: Anxiety and stress can release the hormones that triggers hunger. In fact studies revealed that people that suffer from stress and tension starts eating more then usual in order to suppress their feelings. Hence keep anxiety and stress at bay with techniques such meditation, socializing with friends and family, etc.
By following the above tips you can surely fight obesity effectively without going to the gym. Staying persistent is the key to success as you won’t see difference after practicing the above methods for a week but will surely feel the remarkable change after a month or two.
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