Obesity-health | Eight tips to prevent obesity and overweight | LIFE

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  1. Avoid the consumption of sugars. Reduce the consumption of simple sugars, which are all the substances that sweeten foods or drinks and are added by consumers, as well as those that are naturally present in honey and carob. Reducing sugar also reduces the intake of empty calories, that is, those that have no nutritional value and cause weight gain.
  2. Include fruits, vegetables in all meals. Fruits and vegetables are allies to fight all kinds of diseases, since they supply vitamins, minerals and fibers necessary for good health and normal immune function of our body. The WHO recommends consuming at least five servings of fruits and vegetables of various colors to maintain a healthy diet. That is, 400 grams per day and per person.
  3. Cut back and choose products with less sodium content. It is suggested to reduce salt intake because it contains a high sodium content; mineral that is harmful to health when consumed in excess. Some species that you can use to replace table salt and make your dishes tasty are garlic and onion, black pepper, paprika, among other natural seasonings.
  4. stay hydrated. Staying hydrated is essential for human beings. The amount of water we need is around 2 liters of water per day, according to the Ministry of Health, but it will depend on age, sex, physical activity and weather.
  5. Sleep well. A restful night’s sleep is recommended, which should be a minimum of 8 hours a night. This is because it is proven that there is a regulation of hormones during sleep.
  6. Take care of your emotional health: Neglecting your emotional health can lead to anxiety disorders, prompting you to eat more throughout the day, which is the reason you suffer from some of these conditions. Learn to manage your emotions, it is essential that you do not repress or keep negative feelings. Take them as internal signals that warn you that something is not right in your life and that you need to change or improve. This will help you deal with them better.
A sedentary lifestyle helps the body rise faster.
Alfredo Celis - National Vice Dean of the College of Physicians of Peru

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