What Causes Overweight and Obesity?
Many people is not very physically active. Spending many hours in front of TVs and computers for work, schoolwork, and leisure activities. In fact, more than 2 hours a day of regular TV viewing time has been linked to overweight and obesity.
People who are inactive are easier gain weight because they don't burn the calories from food and drinks.
- Lack of exercises or activities. Recently people don't have time to exercise because of long work hours and time spent commuting.
- Oversized food portions. Americans are exposed to huge food portions in restaurants, fast food places. Eating large portions means too much energy IN. Over time, this will cause gain weight if it isn't following with physical activity.
Genes and Family History
Studies of identical twins who have been raised apart show that genes have a strong influence on a person's weight. Overweight and obesity tend to run in families. Your chances of being overweight are greater if one or both of your parents are overweight or obese.
Children adopt the habits of their parents. A child who has overweight parents who eat high-calorie foods and are inactive will likely become overweight too. However, if the family adopts healthy food and physical activity habits, the child's chance of being overweight or obese is reduced.
With acupuncture weight loss program, of course, you should make healthy diet and activity life style.
Some hormone problems may cause overweight and obesity, such as underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), Cushing's syndrome, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
Some people after one or two months acupuncture weight loss program has no changes, you’d better find your doctor check those internal problems.
Some people eat more than usual when they're stressed. Overeating will cause overweight or obesity. Try to do proper exercise for reducing your stress and make your emotion happy!
Some people gain weight when they quit smoking. However, smoking is a serious health risk, Thus you can try acupuncture quit smoking and weight loss program together~
During pregnancy, women gain weight to support their babies’ growth and development. After a few pregnancies some women is hard to get back to normal weight.
So after giving birth, start your acupuncture weight loss program immediately!
Lack of Sleep
Research shows that lack of sleep increases the risk of obesity. For example, one study of teenagers showed that with each hour of sleep lost, the odds of becoming obese went up. Lack of sleep increases the risk of obesity in other age groups as well.
People who sleep fewer hours also seem to prefer eating foods that are higher in calories and carbohydrates, which can lead to overeating, weight gain, and obesity.
For weight loss program we should sleep enough.
All these gain weight factors comes two or more together. Thus in Oriental medicine, Acupuncture treatment care holistic treatment. Through changing your life style, change your body healthier!