A written study done by researchers now appears in BioMed’s Central journal to the public entitled BMC Public Health. The study consisted interviews with 142 persons who have obesity problems. This particular interview consisted of questions persons attitudes on treatments varying from gastric bands to legal regulation preferred methods that were not mass marketed or characterized them. They were open to making changes to their lifestyle.
Working with a staff of researchers, Dr. Samantha Thomas of Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, proceeded with partially designed telephone interviews. Dr. Thomas had stated that the study had provided numerous new perceptions into how and why persons with obesity why the approve of and apply various treatments. Above all, they were in favor of public health interventions which they viewed as if they were not being judged or characterized and encouraged persons to revise their current lifestyles instead of just concentrating on losing their weight. The persons in this study most probably would not seek treatment sorts that had made them feel demeaned or characterized in any way for being over weight.
Researchers questioned persons of their feelings on government regulation, broad spectrum of public health innovations, public campaigns, fitness programs which are personalized for each person, gastric banding surgery, and advertised diet clubs. No higher than two thirds of the persons had showed approval for more than two of the choices. Diets that were highly visible to the public along with the media awareness on obesity were seen as very bad especially by trying to scare them into dieting. According to Dr. Thomas the industry of diets are selfish, a sham and just try to cheat the consumer. There is a requirement to focus more on those treatments or avenues that will guide, aide and show encouragement to those wanting to better their lifestyles. On a one on one basis, individual efforts designing a plan and on going support organizations need to be designed to help persons struggling with obesity. Coming up with campaigns that do not demean a person with obesity also are needed.
The National Health and Nutrition Examination survey indicates that currently there are 97 million persons in the United States that are overweight or obese. They Mayo Clinic estimates that about 300,00 persons die every year due to health conditions that become excessively graver when obese.
Studies have concluded the excess weight in the stomach area can lead to heart problems. The CDC provides on line BMI (body mass index) calculators.
Complications when you are overweight or obese can include: diabetes, fatty liver disease, cancer and osteoarthritis.
A lot of persons jump from diet to diet, you may lose the weight but this is only a temporary situation, because the weight will come back and what makes matters worse can be very dangerous. It is important to remember the difference of overweight and obese a few extra pounds is overweight but a lot of extra pounds is obese.
As we all are aware the diet pill manufacturer is out there to make money. Some of these pills can carry some bad side effects including addiction. Just like trying to diet your self and cut down on meals, is a good theory in practice, but humans will be humans and just as we lose those unsightly pounds we are back to our old habits of not watching what we eat, lack off on exercise or stop altogether and hey that extra powdered doughnut won’t hurt. Like I said we are just humans. And as humans it is usually best to find methods that do not fill our bodies with chemicals or toxins.
There are various alternative treatments for being overweight/obese. Are few are listed below.
Acupuncture is very useful in numerous conditions. In obesity it is yet to be determined if it helps in weight loss or not. Further studies are still needed in this area. The research studies which have been done in China do indicate it is a useful treatment for weight loss. Several studies in the United States have showed results such as average weight loss eight to ten pounds per month. However, out of 1030 cases reviewed acupuncture did in fact for fifty percent of the persons developed control of how and what they ate and did attain their preset goals.
When one has extra weight to their body it does put extra pressure on the musculosystem which in turn generates on knees, hips and back causing discomfort. A lot of persons who are overweight or obese suffer lower back pain.
Chiropractic treatments not only include the problems related to pain such as in the lower back. They also provide patients with nutritional counseling and exercises. Such as therapeutic stretches.
A nutritionist can help design a program which fits your needs and lifestyle. Some things usually included are: eating raw or steam vegetables, consume low amounts of saturated fats and exercise each day. Exercise can include something simple as playing with your dog for a half hour or walking around the neighborhood.
According to resources an estimation of 189 remedies in homeopathic medicine. As with most alternative practitioners a plan of treatment will not be done till they have a history. The remedies in which are used are based and designed on the individual person. Some things recommended are drinking plenty of water each day along with a lot of green leafy vegetables. Another is taking Cinchona off which is expressly used in treatments of obesity. It has the ability to decrease the fat and decrease weight in the way that normally does not bring about that flab hanging effect but makes your muscles harder and firmer.
Ayurveda medicine approaches each patient on a one on one basis. They set a goal of weight designed that is acceptable to you but is also realistic in value. You will be given a daily lifestyle plan to follow and a diet. The foods recommended that they feel are helpful include ginger, pineapple, papaya and mango. Herbs take such as shlajit powder which does come in a capsule form. Along with reducing what they refer to as the ama. Simply meaning a fat that tends to block the circulatory system and other channels in your body. One herb used to do this is Turmeric. Yoga will also be implemented to help you relax and reduce your stress levels.
There are more treatments involved in Ayurveda medicine these are just a few main ones used.
Is not just for relieve stress. It does help with weight issues. The therapy helps for the extra water weight you have from losing weight get removed. It moves the fluid in your body in which helps cleanse any toxins in the body. It also aides in adding muscle tone. Also improves circulation and metabolism which aides in weight loss.
Tia Chi has been known to help in weight loss. Tia Chi exercise are designed also for obesity and weight loss. Movements focus on how to transfer one’s weight without injury. An how to achieve the correct posture. After weight has been lost by a few pounds at least, and you have your body all toughened up higher impact exercise and activities can be done.
Tia Chi will not on its own, you also need to implement a proper diet in the mix.
The latest medical news in as of today has now reported that obesity in women in hurts memory and brain functioning. According to the study just done by researchers at Northwestern medicine for every point added in the body mass index of women the memory decreases by one percent. The complete study is now available in the July 14 issue of Journal of American Geriatric Society.
If you or someone you know is obese you may want to check out the National Association To Advance Fat Acceptance. Founded in 1969, a non for profit agency, dedicated for the protection of rights, improvement in quality of life, elimination of discrimination due to obesity, public education, advocacy and support.
Another available to check out is The Obesity Society.
Medical News Today
International Journal of Obesity
Consumer Research Council of America
Homeopathic Treatments For You
International Massage Association
New Age Tia Chi