Overweight and obesity
Obesity looks like a global epidemic: one in six human beings is overweight or obese.
The latter is already having harmful effects according to an epidemiological study by the Confederation in Switzerland: among children: in our time, one in five children is overweight or even obese.
It promotes certain diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, coronary heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea, as well as other respiratory problems and many forms of cancer.
Obesity is the result of calorie consumption exceeding expenditure. However, the mechanism that regulates body weight is still poorly controlled. (Health Promotion Switzerland)
Some studies suggest that certain genetic factors contribute to an individual's obesity, others have shown that certain factors: socio-economic category, sedentary lifestyle, abundance of industrialized food and "fast food", stress, hormonal imbalances are responsible for more than two thirds of cases.
It is imperative to "move" to eliminate, and rethink, your eating habits.
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The objective of Chinamedic® will be to bring everyone back to their ideal weight, according to their constitution and lifestyle. By providing the right food, at the right time and in the right quantities, chrono-nutrition®, for example, makes it possible to achieve this without diet, without suffering, and with efficiency. It gently harmonizes the body's needs with food intake.
A waist circumference greater than 102 cm for men and 88 cm for women seems to us to be, above all other problems, a primary warning element.
If at least one of the parameters of the "metabolic syndrome" were to be added, a consultation for personalised advice and comprehensive care would seem essential.
What is metabolic syndrome?
It is the combination of carbohydrate metabolism disorders, hypertriglyceridemia, HDL cholesterol lowering, abdominal obesity and high blood pressure.
Not all of these elements are necessarily present at the same time, and their importance may vary (genetic).
The metabolic syndrome includes a set of abnormalities that can increase cardiovascular risk and diabetes. Its clinical definition is based on five parameters, but the presence of three is sufficient to make the diagnosis.
Losing 10% or even 5% of your body mass reduces the complications associated with obesity.
No draconian diet with very little caloric intake will work in the long term.
- Eat more fruits and vegetables, reduce bad fats by choosing low-fat dairy products (cheese).
- Replace fatty meats with grilled poultry, fish twice a week.
- Increase fibre intake by promoting complete (organic) products.
- Reduce or eliminate industrial sugars: cookies, sodas, sweets.
- Prefer the cooked foods simply: steam, not fried, avoiding dishes in sauce, mustards, mayonnaise, flavour enhancers of all kinds.....
- Drink water and sugar-free drinks.
- Limit your wine consumption and remove alcohols.
- Learn to read the labels of the products purchased by choosing the low-fat foods (fat) and sugars (carbohydrates).
It is essential to combine physical exercise with a new dietary balance (avoid talking about diet). The ideal is a daily practice of amplifying all the movements of life: stairs, all movements, avoiding elevators, escalators, etc.
The practice of a "cardio" activity twice a week will bring real lasting benefits: Nordic Walking, jogging or jooging, cycling, swimming and cross-country skiing in winter.
A daily supply of dietary supplements: (micronutrition) will be a valuable contribution in many situations: CLA, Hepato-Vesicular Draining, Omega3, Pre and/or Probiotics according to each person.
A nutritional biological check-up may also be recommended.
Only a properly trained health professional will be able to provide serious advice!
Overweight and obesity are diseases of multiple origins: The contribution of TCA (Associated Complementary Therapies) will be very useful:
- Behavioural Therapies: Heart Coherence, Hypnosis, Relaxation
- Massages, Tuina, Reflexology