Severe obesity during your 20s may backfire, can cut up to 10 years of your life

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SYDNEY: If you are obese or overweight in your 20s and 30s, expect to lose up to 10 years in life expectancy, researchers have warned.

The findings showed that men and women who are obese in their 20s will lose up to eight and six years respectively in their lives.
In addition, if they are severely obese, men and women will lose 10 and eight years respectively.

"We know that excess weight has an impact on your health, but to have excess weight as a young adult is really significant on life expectancy. We are talking about losing up to 10 years of your life," said lead researcher Thomas Lung from The George Institute for Global Health in Australia.

Make Notes, Eat Healthy & Exercise Daily: 7 Ways To Fight Depression
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Stress and frustration can lead to depression, further affecting mental health.

While it is imperative to consult with a medical professional if symptoms of depression are noticed, certain modification in one's lifestyle can help in combatting mild depression. However, moderate to severe depression requires the treatment with medications.

Nevertheless lifestyle changes do help in recovering as well as preventing the condition and future episodes.

Dr Pallavi Aravind Joshi, Consultant Psychiatrist of Columbia Asia Hospital Whitefield (Bengaluru) shares 7 tips to combat depression.
Stress and frustration can lead to depression, further affecting mental health. While it is imperative to consult with a medical professional if symptoms of depression are noticed, certain modifica..
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Go for a walk every day, jog, or swim. You can also join a Zumba class. Indulge in yoga or aerobics. Apart from keeping you fit and occupied, exercising can also boost mental health and infuse positivity in life by releasing feel-good hormones like endorphins, dopamine and serotonin. Exercise also channels out negative energy.
Go for a walk every day, jog, or swim. You can also join a Zumba class. Indulge in yoga or aerobics. Apart from keeping you fit and occupied, exercising can also boost mental health and infuse posit..
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Eating healthy not only helps you maintain your physical health, but also aids in your mental well-being. Include a variety of fruits, vegetables, lean meats, poultry, whole grains, low-fat dairy foods and fish in your diet. Also do not forget to drink a lot of water.
Eating healthy not only helps you maintain your physical health, but also aids in your mental well-being. Include a variety of fruits, vegetables, lean meats, poultry, whole grains, low-fat dairy fo..
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It is imperative to maintain a work-life balance. Try to reassess your schedule and not to bring the office work home. Design your own ways to combat work related anxiety.
It is imperative to maintain a work-life balance. Try to reassess your schedule and not to bring the office work home. Design your own ways to combat work related anxiety.
Though the consumption of alcohol, tobacco and caffeine may act as instant mood enhancer, in long term, they serve only to worsen your mental health. So try to reduce your weekly consumption.
Though the consumption of alcohol, tobacco and caffeine may act as instant mood enhancer, in long term, they serve only to worsen your mental health. So try to reduce your weekly consumption.
Depression can cause distraction, and make you forget things and thus can result in creating confusion and thereby affecting self-esteem. A great way to deal with this is keeping reminders on your phone, or jotting down key points on sticky notes.
Depression can cause distraction, and make you forget things and thus can result in creating confusion and thereby affecting self-esteem. A great way to deal with this is keeping reminders on your p..
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Do not let your work stress keep you away from your family and friends. Spend time with your family. Meet your friends, go out for movies, make plans get together. Even a short phone call or text exchanges could work like magic on a stressful day.
Do not let your work stress keep you away from your family and friends. Spend time with your family. Meet your friends, go out for movies, make plans get together. Even a short phone call or text ex..
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Remember it is okay to be not okay, but it is never okay to give up on yourself. Get up, dress smartly and go out in the world. Pamper yourself a little more. Make a list of the things which make you cheerful and do at least one thing every day.
Remember it is okay to be not okay, but it is never okay to give up on yourself. Get up, dress smartly and go out in the world. Pamper yourself a little more. Make a list of the things which make yo..
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People with obesity are at risk of developing diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and stroke, all which can decrease lifespan.

"The study predicts adult obesity prevalence will increase to 35 per cent by 2025. We need to act now and have an obesity prevention strategy targeting adults at all ages and in particular young adults," Lung noted.

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For the study, published in the International Journal of Obesity, the team used a model which calculated the expected amount of weight that adults put on every year depending on their age, sex and current weight.

It also predicted remaining life expectancy for people in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s in healthy, overweight, obese and severely obese weight categories and calculated the number of years lost over the lifetime for people with excess weight in each age group, compared to those with a healthy weight.

National Nutrition Week: Keto, Paleo, GM, Most Effective Weight-Loss Diets
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In a world of convenience, where people prefer a bowl of instant noodles over a whole-grain chapatti, nutrition seems to have vanished from our plates. And thanks to such convenient options, the incidence of obesity, too, has been skyrocketing.

For all those who have crossed their healthy BMI mark and are overweight/obese, weight loss becomes one of the primary targets.

This National Nutrition Week, we bring to you 5 such diet plans which will help you lose weight in a the healthy manner.

In a world of convenience, where people prefer a bowl of instant noodles over a whole-grain chapatti, nutrition seems to have vanished from our plates. And thanks to such convenient options, the in..
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A ketogenic diet or keto diet is one which needs you to go high on proteins and fats, and low in terms of carbohydrates. It is touted to be one of the most effective diet plans for weight loss.

A person who goes on a low-carb or no-carb diet experiences a sudden drop in body weight during the first few weeks itself. During this diet, the body does not get its source of energy. So it starts burning fat cells, resulting in quick weight loss.

Foods to eat: Fish, eggs, meat, oil, nuts, avocados, leafy greens and butter.

Foods to avoid: Grains, potatoes, rice, beans, sweets, cereals and other high-carb foods.

A ketogenic diet or keto diet is one which needs you to go high on proteins and fats, and low in terms of carbohydrates. It is touted to be one of the most effective diet plans for weight loss. A..
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A Mediterranean or plant-based diet has been deemed effective for preventing heart diseases and promoting a healthier life.

But there’s one benefit that usually doesn't get much credit, and that is its ability to induce weight loss.

The best part about this diet is that it offers all the essential nutrients which a human body needs for a healthy survival. This balanced regime needs you to eat natural foods and give up on processed items.

It also allows smaller portions of fish, dairy and poultry.

It is known to be more effective for weight loss than other low-fat diet plans.

A Mediterranean or plant-based diet has been deemed effective for preventing heart diseases and promoting a healthier life. But there’s one benefit that usually doesn't get much credit, and that..
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Basic requirement of the paleolithic or paleo diet is consuming as many natural products as much as possible.

Processed, sugary and refined foods are a big no. This cuts down on carb intake, therefore resulting in weight loss.

Basic requirement of the paleolithic or paleo diet is consuming as many natural products as much as possible. Processed, sugary and refined foods are a big no. This cuts down on carb intake, the..
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The General Motors diet promises a drop in weight by 6.5 kgs in just one week. Every single day on this diet allows you to eat different types of food groups.

A GM diet is broken into 7 days, each day strictly dedicated to one food group. Broadly, it permits vegetables, fruits, milk and meat. Processed, high-fat, sugary foods are to be avoided. Bananas and potatoes are also strictly off limits.

The General Motors diet promises a drop in weight by 6.5 kgs in just one week. Every single day on this diet allows you to eat different types of food groups. A GM diet is broken into 7 days, eac..
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Intermittent fasting is a popular weight loss diet plan. In this you need to eat and fast during a fixed period of time.

During specific hours of the day, you are allowed to eat what you want but during the fasting hours, you need to refrain from food completely.

This diet can be followed on every alternate day and and normal eating habits can be resumed in between.

One of the most commonly followed technique is the 16:8 plan. It includes a 16-hour fasting window and an 8-hour eating window. It is touted to be highly effective for weight loss.

Intermittent fasting is a popular weight loss diet plan. In this you need to eat and fast during a fixed period of time. During specific hours of the day, you are allowed to eat what you want but..
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Importantly, the risks of early death associated with excess weight were apparent at every age group but decreased with age.

Obese women in their 40s will experience a reduction of 4.1 years, whilst obese men stand to lose 5.1 years.

Also, for individuals in their 60s, this reduction in life expectancy is estimated at 2.3 years for women and 2.7 years for men.
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