THE EPIDEMIC OF OBESITY, ITS CAUSATIVE FACTORS, PREVENTION AND CONTROL (A REVIEW STUDY FOCUSING FEMALE AND CHILDREN)

Dr. Mohibullah Khan Marwat, Syed Zia ul Islam, Hazrat ullah Khattak, Farhana Iqbal, Shazia Haq, Syeda Khalida

Abstract


A number of factors, including societal, environmental, professional and behavioural, tend to promote the present trend of the masses towards sedentary lifestyle and its allied prevalence of obesity. Need of the hour is to address the obesity related issued accordingly to control the situation. Overweight and obesity have emerged as one of the most important global health problems. The prevalence of the menace of obesity has posed viable threat to the public of the masses in developed and developing societies. In global perspectives there are more than one billion people who have been overweight and among them, three hundred million are categorized as obese. The graph of the prevalence of over weight and obesity has been on rise. Consistent imbalance between the consumption and expenditure of the energy results in the establishment of overweight and obesity. Exercise and physical activities provide one of the most feasible and efficient way for the use of extra energy of the body. To address the epidemic of obesity, the strategy of intervention of dietary restriction in combination with the physical activities is vital in the prevention and control of the obesity.  


Keywords


Obesity, Over Weight, Exercise, Physical Activity, Health

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