Obesity is a big issue especially faced in the North American region due to obese environments, fatty foods, busy & fast routines, and uncontrolled diets. Especially in the Canadian region, it’s an alarming indicator, a disease that strictly relates to future health issues. Additionally for problems that relate to being overweight and lack of maintenance of a proper lifestyle on a daily basis. However, most health and fitness researchers and diet experts have their variable understandings. Most of them believe that it’s a chronic disease instead of being a lifestyle issue.
OBESITY SURVEYS IN CANADA – A STUDY FROM ‘ACTION’
According to a survey conducted in Canada, more than one-quarter of Canadians are obese. It’s because of their eating and dining habits. Obesity is a multifactorial and progressive disease that is facing many challenges in North America. Apart from this, it can be complex as well depending on a personal situation. This alias ‘Disease’ is similar in nature to diabetes and high blood pressure. However, still, 47% of the employers believe that the weights are within their controls. A huge amount i.e. 63% also believes that people with obesity issues can manage their weights. They can do this through their optimistic mindset and regular mental and physical exertions.
Motivation is the key to reducing the levels of obesity. It is also determinant in how fast can an obese person get closer to his/her original fitness levels. People with obesity lack motivation levels, according to a huge 72% of health-care providers. They are assertive that they lack the motivation to manage their own weights. According to a report from ACTION whose acronym is Awareness, Care, and Treatment In Obesity Management Study. The motive of this study is to create awareness on a global scale. Apart from this the treatments for obesity and complete management of Obesity with timelines.
However, in another related study from ACTION, a devastating 82% of people with obesity say that they are highly motivated. This is for managing their obesity and has an active engagement in their weight management practices.
HOW MOTIVATION CAN CREATE SELF – AWARENESS
‘Motivation’, a word very commonly and significantly used in creating self-awareness in weight loss treatments. Either the individual can motivate themself or create awareness. This can be created through motivational & awareness programs similar to that of the study called the ‘ACTION’ study.
Creating the diabetes awareness on a global level, the specialists are practitioners play a massive role. In addition to diabetes are various heart diseases, and other obesity-related diseases and illnesses. The motive of the study ACTION similar to its name significance means taking immediate actions for health issues. Also, getting remedies for obesity problems and finally the best treatments and diagnosis. The organization is highly particular in achieving true results. Also for creating self-awareness through surveys and programs and finally increasing the motivation levels for self-action.
Hence, with a deeper understanding of their lifestyles, people can easily self-motivate themselves to encounter obesity problems. Why lifestyle matter? A very common question amongst people living in an obese environment. It relates to everyday eating habits, regular exercising i.e. gym activity or increasing fitness levels. A busy lifestyle at work means obesity can come because of eating habits. Meditation activities, regular walking, hiking, and regular exercises can play a huge part in controlling obesity issues.
OBESITY- A NEED FOR GREATER EMPLOYER SUPPORT
Employers in Canada need to treat obesity as a chronic disease and move it out of the lifestyle category. A report based on a survey of 2000 people with obesity Canada, 395 health-care providers, and 150 employers. For the sole purpose of effective weight management, there is an immense need for access to some diverse treatments of this disease. These include paying for the medications and additionally paying for psychology for obese people. It also includes research activities, support and health-care, and diet care specialists.
In the first and foremost instance moving it to the category of chronic diseases will definitely have a psychological impact. This will be on the mentality of most obese people. Hence, that will definitely help them in breaking any mental barriers. Also, effectively using the employer’s support in combatting issues of obesity.
Preference in walking to the workplaces, cycling, or immediately going for exercise from their workplace. Greater employer support will also help in creating an environment of change for the employees. On top of this, also convincing them mentally that fitness levels will make them happier and motivated at the workplace.
According to stats and research related to Obesity in Canada. 50% of employers feel that they are an important partner in managing the weight. The health-care providers feel as well that the employers are important are 43% according to similar surveys.
Some other stats show that a huge 77% say that their wellness programs contribute to successful weight management. This is a sharp contrast to the perspective of people with obesity i.e. 32%.
AN INDIVIDUAL’S RESPONSIBILITY FOR A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
The responsibility of an individual in this regard is collectively more important and holds priority. This is in comparison to the employer’s support in regards to their weight management program. ‘Weight management’ is part of a healthy lifestyle. It is also necessary for the awakening of smart measures while working 9-5 or working for your own business. Individuals, irrespective of their positions shouldn’t be ignoring the adverse effects of smoking, overeating, & high sugar intakes causing increased obesity. However, the main reasons are an increase in cholesterol levels by eating fatty products and junk food.
An individual’s responsibility must strictly adhere to their BMI i.e. Body Mass Index checks on a regular basis to make sure that they get into the ideal weight category. This is a necessary health check sooner rather than later. In order to turn to weight-loss solutions for current and prospective customers. Health-care providers and practitioners do similar BMI checks as routine procedures.
Many health-care providers strongly recommend that diet and exercises is the best treatment with quick results for obesity Canada. Good motivational books on the subject of weight reduction through diet. Hence, these books are the ones that shall influence the readers in being smart weight watchers.
Exercise acts like the best medicine in reducing weight levels and acting smart according to the demands of society. Very few people think that medication works best in reducing the weight of obese people. However, there are a number of people who think in favor of positive treatment. They precisely believe that exercise and a healthy diet is an essential aspect of attaining best and longer results. Fitness is not only personal responsibility, but it should also be a collective responsibility for a better & perspective tomorrow.
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