Obesity Management

It starts with comprehensive management of the follwing;

  • Diet
  • physical activity
  • behavior modification
  • to a lifestyle of health living and greater productivity

Diet

A healthy diet comprises a combination of different foods.
It protects you against many chronic noncommunicable diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Eating a variety of foods and consuming less salt, sugars and saturated and industrially-produced trans-fats, are essential for healthy diet.They are important sources of vitamins, minerals, dietary fibre, plant protein and antioxidants. People with diets rich in vegetables and fruit have a significantly lower risk of obesity, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and certain types of cancer.
Fats and oils and concentrated sources of energy. Eating too much, particularly the wrong kinds of fat, like saturated and industrially-produced trans-fat, can increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Keeping your salt intake to less than 5h per day helps prevent hypertension and reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke in the adult population


PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Physical activity simply means movement of the body that uses energy. Walking, gardening, briskly pushing a baby stroller, climbing the stairs, playing soccer, or dancing the night away are all good examples of being active. For health benefits, physical activity should be moderate or vigorous intensity.


behavior modification

Behavior modification is a treatment approach, based on the principles of operant conditioning, that replaces undesirable behaviors with more desirable ones through positive or negative

Behavior modification is used to treat a variety of problems in both adults and children. Behavior modification has been successfully used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), phobias, enuresis (bed-wetting), generalized anxiety disorder , and separation anxiety disorder , among others.


to a lifestyle of health living and greater productivity

There are various lifestyle choices, which can help you lead a more productive life. Exercise helps brain development, eating healthy is linked to workplace productivity, and good mental health leads to higher productivity. Various controlled studies have found that if a person exercises for as little as 20 minutes a day, the hippo-campus part of the brain responds strongly and thus becomes more active – with memory-boosting and higher concentration effects.