Surveys highlight the horrifying fact that obese people are discriminated against in all walks of life business, personal, professional and social. If you are an eyesore to others, your chances at getting what you are after, are fairly dim. Sad and unfair, but true!
Obesity is recognized by the National Institute of Health as a disease in itself, and the medical problems caused by Obesity are serious and often life-threatening. In fact, Obesity isn’t just a cosmetic problem — it’s a health hazard. Someone who is 40% overweight is twice as likely to die prematurely as compared to an average-weight person after 10 to 30 years of being Obese.
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Menstrual irregularities
- Higher rates of certain – Types of cancer
- Gall bladder disease, gallstones
- Breathing problems (including sleep apnea)
Almost all of these problems are relieved by permanent and significant weight loss. But for many obese people, health concerns are less important than the emotional suffering they face at the hands of thinner people.
Modern society places great emphasis on physical appearance, and equates attractiveness with slimness, especially in women. Many people assume that Obese people are gluttonous, lazy, stupid and self-indulgent, and because of these attitudes, Obese people daily face prejudice and discrimination at work, in school, while job-hunting, and in social situations. Feelings of rejection, shame, and depression are common.
Overweight people find it more difficult to get and keep a job. In jobs, obese workers are often overlooked because they do not present a corporate or professional ‘image’. Heavy people are discriminated against even by their insurance companies.
The best approach to achieving and maintaining weight loss is a life-long commitment to regular exercise and sensible eating habits. As many as 85% of dieters who do not exercise on a regular basis regain their lost weight within two years. In five years, the figure rises to 90%. Exercise increases the metabolic rate by creating muscle, which burns more calories than fat. When regular exercise is combined with regular, healthful meals, calories continue to burn at an accelerated rate for several hours.
Obese people need to aim for permanent lifestyle changes of healthier eating, regular physical activity, and a better outlook towards food, because without a long-term commitment, body weight will slowly increase.
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