Obesity: A Major Public Health Epidemic In Both The Developed And The Developing World.

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“Worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980. In 2014, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these over 600 million were obese, 39% of adults aged 18 years and over were overweight in 2014, and 13% were obese. 

Most of the world’s population live in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight. 42 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese in 2013. Obesity is preventable,” according to the World Health Organisation. 

In an effort to fight against increasing obesity, the government of Dubai recently offered residents, one gram of gold, which worth approximately $45 at that time, for every kilogram of weight loss. To make it a successful program, the weight loss was fixed in the time of Ramadan, when every Muslim eat less. The fact is serious obesity sends people early to the grave.

Food is extremely delicious, especially when well prepared to meet the right taste, but if you don’t have self-control, the ability or strength to fight food addiction, then you should know that you are inviting so many health hazards into your life. People suffering from obesity can tell you about criticisms and gossips against them daily in public, office or wherever they go.

In Europe, the United Kingdom has the higher rate of obesity and overweight people than anywhere in Western Europe, according to an authoritative global study that raises fresh concerns about the likely health consequences. In the UK, 67 percent of men and 57 percent of women are either fighting against obese or overweight. Published in the Lancet Medical Journal, according to the Global Burden of Disease Study, more than a quarter of children, 26 percent of boys and 29 percent of girls are also overweight in the UK.

Going to the gym to keep the body fit is a daunting task for many. If you want to avoid going to the gym to work against overweight, then eating the right food should be everyone’s priority. One needs to understand what some foods are high in saturated fats and cholesterol, you must, therefore, avoid these foods which build up in your stomach, arteries, and veins.

For example, the yolk of an egg has 300 mg of cholesterol; it is, therefore, better and healthy to eat the white instead. Eating 10 whole eggs in a week gives one 3 grams of cholesterol in your body. Another way of avoiding obesity is to stop eating fried foods since they absorb the fats that they are cooked in.

There are so many recommended books and online articles in health journals, on how to avoid or deal with obesity and overweight. You can do it too since many have done it. Prevention is always better than cure.

How Heavy Is Your Load? : You’ve Got The Power To Get Rid Of It

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 “If you have a big farm, yet haven’t visited anyone’s farm, you may think your farm is the largest.” This is one of the common daily proverbs often heard in my native country, Ghana. Overwhelmed and bombarded by problems, you may think your burden is the heaviest, but after knowing how serious your neighbor’s problem is, you will realize that your problem is just as tiny as the mustard seed.

We are in a world everyone isn’t satisfied or happy over something, because we are witnessing carnage, violence, murder, terrorism, crime etc; in every corner of the globe. Many are rich, yet because of greed, they are never happy or content with whatever they have. The desire to protect or accumulate more property, becomes the rich man’s burden.

Yes, everyone thinks his burden is the heaviest, but when you listen to other people’s story, you may start giving thanks to God, because your load is the lightest. Many wake up in the morning with shattered hopes and dreams. They sit and watch people passing by, because they are unemployed, thinking of where their next meal is coming from.

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So why do you have to complain when working and your fridge, home full of groceries to keep you going for a week or more? Life is beautiful but many see it ugly. They are those who haven’t got any love for mankind, because they have no love for themselves. Receiving every time doesn’t make one happy. When you help your fellow brother struggling along the road to reach his destination safely, your reward will overflow its banks.

Everyone blames the people for the carnage, destruction and suffering of this world, but who are the people? Instead of taking the life of the innocent, because he is a Christian or a Muslim, you must use that precious time to pray for love and peace, because vengeance belongs to God. No one has the right to take someone’s life and said he did it for Allah or God. If you claim Allah is great, let that great God you worship takes His own action.

Instead of exploiting people for your selfishness, abusing children, kidnapping and forcing women into prostitution, selling drugs for a living, leading to the destruction of users, dominating the poor and the underprivileged, promoting racial violence, discriminating against others, violently terrorizing others; we must take these ailments destroying out communities into consideration, to restore our nation’s dignity.

That’s the only way to create a better and happy future for the next generation, including our children.

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