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Obesity rate higher in Australia than US / Australia tiene el mayor ranking de Obesidad más que Estados Unidos en 2011

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AUSTRALIA has the most rapidly growing obesity rate among developed nations, according to an international study called “Australia’s Future Fat Bomb, “released on Thursday (June) 2011: Australia has more obese people than the US; the Australia’s health system is facing a “Fat bomb” unless action is taken. The report from “the Baker Heart Institute” found that 70% of men & 60% of women aged 45 to 65 had a body mass index of 25 or more, meaning they were overweight or obese.

This study compiled the results of height and weight checks carried out on 14,000 adult Australians in 2005. The institute’s head of preventative cardiology professor Simon Stewart said, this result meant Australia probably had the highest rate of obesity in the world, outweighing even the USA. “As we send our athletes off to the Olympics let’s reflect on the fact that we would win the gold medal problem now in the world fat Olympics if there was such a thing,” he said. Stewart said obesity was the major threat to Australia’s future health, with an estimated 9 million of the 21 million obese or overweight, that is a whole million more obese adults than we had thought. The study also predict there would be an extra 700,000 heart-related hospital admissions in the next 20 years due to obesity and almost 125,000 people would die because of the condition in that period.

The Organization for Economic Co-operation & Development report found obesity rates in Australia had been increasing faster than any other advanced nation for the past 20 years.The report, which analyzed 33 countries found one in 2 people were overweight in Australia and the proportion was expected to rise a further 15%in the next 10 years. By contrast, 3 out of 10 people in Japan, South Korea & Switzerland were overweight or obese and less than 1 in 10 was obese. To read more about this article, here the link: http://www.news.com.au/national/australias-obesity-rates-out-of-control/story-e6frfkvr-1225929170271

OBESITY IN THE WORLD TODAY = For thousands of years obesity was rarely seen. It was not until the 20th century that it became common, so much so that in 1997 the World Health Organization formally recognized obesity as a global epidemic.

  • In 2005 WHO estimates at least 400 million adults (9.8%) are obese in the world, with higher rates among women than men.
  • In 2008, WHO claimed that 1.5 billion individuals over the age of 20 are considered obese? The rate of obesity also increases with age at least up to 50 or 60 years old.
  • Once considered a problem only of high-income countries, obesity rates are rising worldwide.
  • These increases have been felt most dramatically in urban settings.
BUT WHAT’S OBESITY?  Obesity means having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person’s weight is greater than what’s considered healthy for his or her height. Obesity occurs over time when you eat more calories than you use. The balance between calories-in and calories-out differs for each person. Factors that might tip the balance include your genetic makeup, overeating, eating high-fat foods and not being physically active.

OBESITY RATES IN PERU = In Peru, obesity affects at 26% of males and at 24% of women, and a greater prevalence in the populations has been observed of Piura (36.7%), Lima (22.8%), Huaraz (18.3%) & Tarapoto (17%). Obesity is a problem of Public Health that affects developed and developing countries, whose etiology includes genetic factors and of way of life (diet and physical activity). The study of the prevalence in different strata and Latin-American countries’ location oscillate among the 22 to 26% in Brazil, 21% in Mexico, 10% in the Equator, 3 to 22% in Peru, 22 to 35% in Paraguay and 24 to 27% in Argentina.

In a recent study by the Institute of Nutritional Investigation (IIN), 1 out of every 5 children in Lima and Callao are obese. Officials surveyed 1,766 students between grades 6th and 8th from 80 public and private schools throughout Lima and Callao. The report found that obesity rates were higher among private school children, who were found to perform less physical activity than public school kids. Officials concluded that 2 out of 3 obese students attended private school. “Only 1 out of 100 kids reached a good level of physical fitness, only 50% carry out very little exercise during the day and girls are exercising less than boys. Private school kids have less physical activity and present a greater number of child obesity cases,” said María Liria of IIN. Public school kids tend to walk more and concentrate more time in recreational play unlike private school kids. Families with a higher level of income tend to have kids who perform a less amount of physical activity. Dr. Arturo Villena insists that parents steer their kids away from inactive activities such as watching television and surfing the Internet. Naturally, eating healthy is also a good way to curb obesity in children, feeding them less carbohydrates and more fiber, fruits and water.

PEOPLE HAS TWO DIFFERENT BODY FAT = The distribution of your body fat also plays a role in determining your risk of obesity-related health problems. There are at least 2 different kinds of body fat.

  • Excess body fat distributed around the waist (“apple”-shaped figure, intra-abdominal fat) carries more risk.
  • Excess fat distributed on the hips and thighs (“pear”-shaped figure, fat under the skin).

DISADVANTAGES OF BEING OBESE

1)     Goals are harder or impossible to accomplish = Obese people depending on what they desire, have a much tougher time when it comes to achieving success. Obesity plays a big enough factor to undermine progress. Let’s say for example that an obese guy named Mr. X wants to pursue a career in a sport such as football (soccer). Mr. X wants some action on the field to play a part in a team and try to win some games.

2)     Social Problems = One of the major disadvantages is generally looked down upon, made fun of or scorned by many in society. They’re usually the subject of “Fat jokes” from those who seem to forget that they are human beings with feelings. Relationships can be pretty shaky for an obese person who’s partner doesn’t really find them desirable anymore and wants out.

3)     Sexual Issues = Many studies have shown there is a relation between obesity and sexual ineptitude. It’s common for obese individuals of both sexes to suffer from lack of sexual enjoyment, performance or desire.

4) The Feeling of Depression = At this point they’re very aware of the many disadvantages of obesity plaguing them. They know how they look, the prejudice they have to endure, their serious medical conditions associated with their weight, and that they can’t accomplish certain goals. It’s very frustrating and stressful for them.

5) Health Deterioration = Health hazards linked are innumerable and the more obese you are, the harsher they are. These include type 2 diabetes, hypertension, pregnancy issues, breathing issues, sleeping disorder, heart problems, stroke risks, abnormal cholesterol levels, movement problems not to mentioning the risk of contracting several types of cancer.

LINKS WITH TIPS ABOUT EXERCISING TO AVOID OBESITY

        ExerciseandObesity.html            fitness-exercise        

WHAT ARE THE CURRENT CAUSES OF OBESITY

1)     Genes = Obesity tends to run in families both by genes, diet and lifestyle habits. Having obese relatives does not guarantee that you will be obese.

2)     Emotions = some people overeat because of depression, hopelessness, anger, boredom, and many other reasons. This doesn’t mean that overweight and obese people have more emotional problems than other people. It just means that their feelings influence their eating habits, causing them to overeat. In some unusual cases, obesity may be used as a defense mechanism because of the perceived social pressures related to being more physically desirable, particularly in young girls.

3)     Environmental factors = the most important is lifestyle, eating habits and activity level are partly learned from the people around you. Overeating and sedentary habits (inactivity) are the most important risk factors for obesity.

4)     Sex =Men have more muscle than women, on average. Because muscle burns more calories than other types of tissue, men use more calories than women, even at rest. Thus, women are more likely than men to gain weight with the same calorie intake.

5)     Age = People tend to lose muscle and gain fat as they aged. Their metabolism also slows somewhat. Both of these lower their calorie requirements.

6)     Pregnancy = Women tend to weigh an average of 4-6 pounds more after a pregnancy than they did before the pregnancy. This can compound with each pregnancy.

IS NURTURE TRUMPING NATURE? Obesity has been one of the fastest growing health concerns among children, particularly among disadvantaged children.  Obesity rates have tripled from 5% in the early 1970s to about 15% by the early 2000s. For disadvantaged children, obesity rates are closer to 20%.  Over the same period, adult obesity rates have grown, and we expect parental obesity to be closely tied to children’s obesity. Thus, examining changes in the parent-child correlation in BMI should give us some insight:

  • Elasticity between mothers’ and children’s BMI has increased since the 1970s, suggesting that shared genetic-environmental factors have become more important in determining obesity.
  • Despite the faster weight gain for the disadvantaged, there appears to be no clear difference for by disadvantaged group in either the parent-child elasticity or in identifiable environmental factors.
  • On average, the increases in parents’ BMI between the early 1970s and the early 2000s can explain about 37 percent of the increase in children’s BMI.
  • Although common environmental/genetic factors play a larger role now than in earlier time periods, child specific environments such as schools and day care play a potentially important role in determining children’s health status.
HOW TO PREVENT OBESITY IN ANY AGE

1)     Decrease your daily calorie intake by 500 calories or expending an extra 500 calories during exercise each day, you will lose about 1 pound per week.

2)     Any good diet plan will include exercisehelps to increase metabolism and is one less opportunity to eat during the day.

3)     You should exercise for at least 30 minutes, 5 times a week. Regular exercise also helps your heart and lungs and lowers triglyceride levels that can cause heart disease. It also increases the HDL (“good cholesterol”) levels. Even simple exercises such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator and short walks eventually add up to a lot of calories burned.

4)     Group support programs provide peer support and promote healthy habits.

5)     Eating less in a long term means learning to think about your eating habits and patterns. Having some insight into your overeating habits helps you to avoid your problem situations and reach your weight goal.

6)     Increasing your activity level is largely a matter of changing your attitude. You don’t have to be a marathon runner. Look for ways to increase your activity level doing things you enjoy.

Living a sustainable lifestyle to avoid Obesity can mean a lot of different things. The general meaning of this concept is to be pretty much concerned with the future results and effects of today’s decisions. You have to feel a sense of responsibility towards the entire societal concerns.

  • If you are living in a city, you might just try to ride public vehicles like buses and taxis. Using the bus, train and subway can greatly reduce carbon emissions you would produce had you chosen to drive yourself around in a car.
  • You might also find ways of joining some workmates or students going to the same place so everyone can save on gas and can help the environment. Everybody can actually contribute to the overall welfare of our society.
  • For a better idea to save waste on carbon energy, it is better to walk short distances.
  • To go to a place a little far for you to do walking, you might as well do biking.
  • It is also the best thing to contribute to environmental concerns by recycling recyclable materials.

ADVANTAGES OF A PERUVIAN ORGANIC DIET

  • Eating native fruits and vegetables like passion fruit, banana, aguaje, noni, camu camu, lucuma, etc. are easy to process and full of nutrients, totally GREEN ORGANIC without artificial flavorings, colorings or preservatives.
  • Eating Peruvian vegetables, nuts and seeds like raisins, flax, sauco, cacao, gooseberry, tarwi, etc. can give to your body the perfect amount of fiber, iron, calcium, and vitamin C, A & E. When you eat them, you will notice that your body expends less energy digesting food.
  • The complete nutrients and antioxidants found in organic food along with a cleaner, healthier body, means smoother, clearer skin, strong nails, teeth, and more lustrous hair. If you have problems with brittle nails, low tooth enamel, acne, or dull, dry or oily hair, a more natural diet can help you.
  • Introducing daily in your diet native sustainable produced products like kaniwa, quinoa, maca, quiwicha, sancha inchi, huacatay, etc. to give you nutritional supplements and fibers.
  • Our fabulous and healthy natural organic herbs good to prevent illnesses and lose weight like una de gato, amashilca, sangre de grado, chanca piedra, tara, artiga, matico, etc.
  • Don’t forget our organic natural rich in energy products like honey, germen de trigo, fish, etc.

Read more articles about the greatness of the organic Peruvian food:

http://www.goodeater.org/2010/05/24/tastesofperu/                 http://archive.livinginperu.com/blogs/business/417

RECOMMENDED EXERCISE ROUTINE TO AVOID OBESITY = Some of the best forms of exercises for avoiding obesity include:

  1. Aerobics,
  2. Cardio like long walking and jogging,
  3. Swimming with kids and friends ensures lose weight without injuring muscles,
  4. Aqua aerobics,
  5. Weight Training,
  6. Yoga,
  7. Pilates,
  8. Stretching.
  9. Climbing stairs instead of taking the elevator

These exercises can be done in combination or can also be performed separately for losing weight and maintaining a healthier lifestyle. The recommendations for daily exercise are at least 30 minutes, 4 to 5 days per week. You can also piece together your exercise in increments of as little as 10 minutes at a time. This helps if you don’t have 30 minutes of uninterrupted time to complete your routine.

  • To begin walk slowly, just 10 minutes at 3 miles per hour on my treadmill in your house, office.
  • Jog to lose weight quickly
  • Smaller weights helps you to increase your daily activity
  • Start your weight loss exercise program by checking with your medical professional
  • Preventing boredom from exercise can be easy by changing your routine frequently. Suggestions to keep your activities new include dancing to the radio, using a bike or walking outside when the weather is nice. The important thing is to keep moving for a total of at least 30 minutes daily, four or five times per week.
  • Motivation can be achieved in many ways. Suggestions include exercising with a buddy, signing up for a class and logging your activity. You can even compare yourself to others in your specific age and activity group, both nationally and in your state.
  • When you combine exercise and obesity, the best way to prevent injury is to start slow. You should always warm up and cool down for best results. Follow the advice of your doctor for any exercises you should avoid.
  • Keeping exercising during travels, one suggestion is to find hotels with fitness centers. I call ahead or check online to make sure the hotel has a treadmill. Another suggestion is to find a hotel near a local walking trail or state park.
ORGANIC HEALTHY RECIPES

1. Microwave Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal = This hearty breakfast dish is packed with cholesterol-lowering soluble fiber. Leaving the apple skin on contributes even more fiber. Most of the fat is a healthy monounsaturated fat from the nuts.

Ingredients

  • 1 apple, preferably McIntosh, cored and coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup toasted pecans

Directions = Combine the apple, oats, cinnamon, and salt in large microwave-safe bowl water, and stir in the water. Cover and seal with plastic wrap or a tight fitting lid and heat in the microwave on high until apples are soft and most of the liquid is absorbed, about 8 minutes. Stir in the maple syrup. Divide between 2 bowls and top with the nuts. Serve immediately.

2. Quinoa Pudding

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups Apple juice
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, or to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions = Place quinoa in a sieve and rinse thoroughly. Allow to drain, then place quinoa in a medium saucepan with water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover pan with lid, lower heat, and allow to simmer until all water is absorbed and quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes. Mix in apple juice, raisins, lemon juice, cinnamon, and salt. Cover pan and allow simmering for 15 minutes longer. Stir in vanilla extract. Serve warm.

So keep working out, stay healthy and if you need a body for support, motivate, go ahead, send us your successful and struggling comments to share this common path. Alternatively if you’re serious about changing your lifestyle for good, email us to mkt@onetooneperu.org, we’re organizing in Lima a support group to jog, keep exercising, dance, talk and eat healthy with friends, together we’re stronger….Webmaster!!

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