Keep a check on obesity risk amid pandemic; here’s how
Take a balanced diet which has high nutritive value, high fibre, good fat and a lot of liquids, suggested Dr Anjali Sharma, naturopath and yoga Expert, Shuddhi Naturopathy, Delhi
The unprecedented restrictions due to COVID infection have led people to stay more at home in order to reduce infection spread. However, work from home routine, sedentary lifestyle, binge eating and lesser physical activity are some of the factors directly influencing obesity, said Dr Anjali Sharma, naturopath and yoga Expert, Shuddhi Naturopathy, Delhi.
“Obesity is not merely an excessive amount of fat on someone’s body, rather it is — a reflection of entire lifestyle pattern — certain health conditions and the diseases the person gets prone to. Basically, excessive fat in the body increases the level of cholesterol which affects the blood supply to the heart and may result in heart diseases,” she explained.
The same excessive weight puts extra pressure on blood vessels which may lead to BP problems, diabetes, and stroke which also causes dysfunction of other organs which may lead to hyperthyroidism, hormonal imbalance, liver issues, back pain, joint pains, etc.
Here’s what you need to know about controlling obesity amid pandemic.