Obesity – Cause and Herbal Treatments

Although people face health hazards all over the world from time to time, obesity is posing a much larger problem to human health currently as compared with the past. In a few countries like America, it tops the charts as health related problems are concerned. The problem has become so critical that almost two-thirds of the adults in the American population are overweight. Not only this, almost one-third are even obese.

Obesity: What Does It Stand For?

Being obese – stands for being excessively fat. It indicates that an individual's weight is greater by 20-30% than the ideal weight of a person of that specific age, height and gender.

Apart from making an individual unattractive, obesity streaks human health with even gravity conquences. Quite a few of these are diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney problems, cardiovascular diseases, stroke cancer, gallstones etc. If a medical professional, especially a dietician is consulted, he / she would add a large number of problems resulting due to obesity to this list.

As if that is not enough, an obese person usually can not walk in a comfortable manner. Because of the overweight of the body, the knee joints experience a heavy stress while walking. It may and often does result into arthritis.

What Causes Obesity?

Poor Lifestyle

The lifestyle followed by people in most of the modern societies focuses on less of the physical activity and more of ordering the servants or increasing up the electronic equipments to finish the daily tasks. Technology provides us computers to duplicate information rather than having to write it, with online libraries we do not have to visit one or walk down to one, with online shopping we are not required to visit the market, at home the washing machine, electronic toaster, highly improved irons and in short- every facility takes away the burden to labor for anything at all. It has made people lethargic. Moreover, they shun exercise. The result: obesity.

Unhealthy Diet

As people are not required to labor physically, their bodies burn very little amount of calories resulting into their getting fatter day by day. Moreover, people consume diets rich in fats, oils, carbohydrates and cholesterol. But when the calories are not burnt, they become even fatter.

Obesity: Effects

Low or almost no physical activity and a higher intake of diets rich in cholesterol, fats and carbohydrates damage the muscles of the heart and the blood vessels. As a result, blood circulation system in the body gets highly effected. Apart from high blood pressure, the risk for stroke is greatly increased. There can be other heart related problems as well.

Apart from heart diseases, obesity also causes sleep apnea. Patients suffering from sleep apnea may stop breathing during sleep. As if that is not enough, both men and women must keep a check over their waist size. Women with their waist size greater than thirty five and men with a size greater than forty may experience health problems.

Obesity: Prevention is Better Than Cure

Play Safe

Use herbal appetite suppressants to control overeating. Suppressants such as Hoodia Gordonji are quite effective to control over eating and hence, the body weight. It raises the metabolic levels, suppresses the appetite and is good for the overall health of the human body. Moreover, as you eat less, you do not have to switch to a fad diet and still you lose weight. So, it is a wonderful idea in itself. You go on consuming the same type of diet you were enjoying earlier. Only the quantity will be reduced.

Stick To a Regular Routine

The problem is not that people do not know how to fight obesity or in the first place, to prevent it altogether. The actual problem is that they do not stick to their routine. The majority of the people know that regular exercises can control or even reduce weight. They do exercise, but only for a few days. After that, they give up and get back to the previous routines. Same is the case with diets.

A Few More Tips to Overcome Obesity Before It Overcomes You!

Now, here are a few more tips to say a big good buy to this foe of yours called obesity. Use these herbs. 'Aloe Vera' cleanses the digestive tract and as a result, improvements digestion. 'Astralgus' boosts energy. It even satisfies urge for eating sweets. 'Bee Pollen' is also there. It activates metabolism. Like Astralgus, it also satisfies the people with a sweet tooth. 'Ephedra' (also known as Huang) is a weight loss supplement. It is also an appetite suppressant and increases metabolism. 'Kelp' improves metabolism. 'Licorice' satisfies those who have a sweet tooth.

If you stick to healthy diets that do not consist of cholesterol, fats and sugars beyond a limit, consume lots of fruits and vegetables and exercise regularly, you will keep obesity at bay.