Today, every second blog on social media is advocating fitness and healthy life. As the youth awaken themselves to health, there is still a major chunk of the world population that is obese or on the verge to become one. 

Statistically speaking, researchers conclude that “If these trends continue, by 2025, global obesity prevalence will reach 18% in men and surpass 21% in women; severe obesity will be around 6% in men and 9% in women. Obesity is one of the major causes of concern in India, which further channelizes the patient towards diabetes and heart diseases. As diabetes is growing rampant in India, it is high time that we begin to take care of our health.

How is diabetes linked to obesity?

When someone is overweight it stresses the insides of the individual cells. It stresses the membranous network that is present inside the cell is also known as endoplasmic reticulum (ER). At times when ER has more nutrients to process it sends an alarming signal to tell the cell to dampen down the insulin receptors on the cell surface. This translates to insulin resistance and to persistently high concentrations of the sugar glucose in the blood -- one of the sure signs of diabetes. 

What are the ways to avoid obesity?

While you don’t care as you notice yourself putting up weight bit by bit, and one day you suddenly find yourself struggling to control your weight.

Here are several tips that would help you avoid obesity –

1) Drink plenty of water – Drink plenty of water as it contributes to shedding off the excess weight from your body. Besides, water also keeps you away from stress and calms down your system.

2) Avoid junk – Right from fried fatty food to the packed fast food – avoiding junk is only going to save you from the trouble of obesity. Work on a healthy diet plan and do not miss out on it.

3) Exercise regularly - It helps you stay in tune physically. It not just reduces your stress but also help you stay fit.

4) Consult A Doctor - At times consulting doctor helps too. Take recommendations from the doctor regarding your diet and exercise plans to keep them in sync.

Obesity and diabetes at times goes hand in hand which is why being extra careful is always beneficial. Keeping a tab on your weight and choose healthy lifestyle.