Based on the current research it is evident thatobesity is among the most troubling health problem that is growing dramatically. Therefore, it is upon us as an individual to come up and address the sentiment behindyou overeating, this could be a start of a life problem (Abolhassani, et.al, 2012). One is considered an overweight when his or he body mass index is very high. This means that one’s weight is too high in relation to the high that is related to such weight. Therefore, one is supposed to be very careful on all his or her eating habits. If a person grows to be an obese there are a lot of problems related to this. First one has the probability of developing health problems such as hypertension, heart problems and even stroke, diabetes such as type 2, gallbladder illness, chronic fatigue, asthma, sleep apnea and other kind of cancer.
Being an obese has a huge negative impact to the health of an individual and how one fdeels about him or herself. Based on different interaction it is evident that individuals are not happy about their body and therefore have a feeling that life is more hard due to their body. This feeling makes it very hard for such individuals to register to weight management groups. One of the negative impact of obesity is that an individual feels hard for daily life (Dalton, 2004). For instanceone can find it very hard to find fitting cloths or even seats, This can be a very embarrssing situation for an individual living as an obese. Another difficult situation that one may face is that can feel a lot of pain after may bbe driving, going up stairs or even walking. Next things is that it is evident that individuals who are obese are not happy about their body. They are amused by how they look like and often say negative things about on what they do asince they feel they are not worth. This can be associaed withlow self esteem amonng such individuals as they feel uncomfortable, asshamed and guilty. The next thing is that individuals who are obese are more likely to face some mental problems that include depression or anxiety disorder (Dalton, 2004). The bad feeling associated with obese individuals may have a huge impact on socila life and work life. For instance one may feel ashamed of making friends, going to place of work or be involved in education activity or even going to shoping. This may even hinder one from applying jobs like other people since they feel they are not fit or competitive for various positions. Last bu not least is the assumption made concerning obese individuals. For instance they are assumed to greedy, lazy or even slopy.
As discussed above, obesity is increasing dramatically in the modern world. It affects both the young and the old individuals to grow to overweight creating a huge threat to their health. The assumption behind obesity is that such individuals overeat and therefore exposing their body to unhealthy eating and more, so they do not carry out exercises. Currently, the young individuals get access to cheap food with high calories such as fast foods or junk ones. Obesity, therefore, comes as a result of taking foods with a lot of salts, sugars or even fats (National Center for Health Services Research, 2005). An individual who takesthis kind of food and also live sedentary lifestyles, lives in urban areas, alter his or her mode of transportation is likely to experience this kind of problem.
The existence of obese individuals in the primary care has grown dramatically. In spite of the interaction between the physicians and the obese, the clinicians hold a very negative attitude towards such obese people (Melville, Hamilton, Hankey, Miller & Boyle, 2007). Based on various researches it is evident that obese individuals give a negative experience with their medical practitioners, poor management and stigmatization habits by the health practitioners. This has contributed highly to the health problems since such individuals avoid some important screening such as cancer or even being involved in health services that could lead to health management.
One of the reasons of the negative attitude towards the obese individuals is the fact that they feel that such individuals are the major reason for their situation and are therefore responsible. Additionally they have developed a stereotypic thinking that obese individuals are lazy and have no self control. The heath practitioners have a feeling that obese people are unmotivated and very stringent to follow simple instructions. As a result of this thinking, negative thinking towards the obese people has grown very much (National Center for Health Services Research, 2005). These attitude and beliefs on such people has reduced the clinical communication and therefore making it negative and uncomfortable for the clients.
The next issue that leads to the negative attitude is the weight bias. It is often known that weight based discrimination is often experienced in the work place, educational setting and social setting (Abolhassani, et.al, 2012). Therefore obesity stigma is the major reason for the poor health care quality for the obsess people by the health practitioners. From different researches it is evident that obese individuals receive poor health care as compared to normal individuals.
The major barriers to the weight loss within the organization, for instance, in our own setting include physical problems. Often obesity is linked to musculoskeletal pain leading to functional motor restrictions (Abolhassani, et.al, 2012). Chronic back pains are usually associated with individuals who are overweight. Such problems as pains can have a major impact toperson’s wellbeing, quality of life and function capability which in turn lead to the reduction of physical activity and reduced motivation towards healthy eating. Often pains bring about movement problems which in turn lead to a reduction of muscle mass, decreased cardiopulmonary wellbeing and some psychological impact leading to increase in weight. Therefore as an individual it is important to promote mobility so as to reduce the possibility of pains and the likelihood of increased body weight. Therefore an active lifestyle is the best way to manage pain management. Therefore, as an individual it is important to register to different special centers so that one can exercise and live a quality life.
Additional barriers to loss of weight include inadequate motivation among the people. It is important to note that inadequate motivation often result from lack of experience from individuals within the same age group. Therefore, bad experience among the peers related to loss of weight can be a good cause to demoralize other and therefore get out of the weight loss program. Therefore, it is important to seek physician advice regarding weight loss (Dalton, 2004). Often, participant views the recommendation to weight loss as being not practical and therefore ignores it. Therefore themotivation is very vital factor that needs to be considered at all times before the weight loss program. Always the obese individuals should put a lot of efforts to the weight loss program so as to succeed. Therefore, clients should always seek advice from the professionals, and also professionals should also involve the clients so as to motivate them in the weight loss program.
In conclusion as discussed above obesity is increasing dramatically in the modern world. It affects both the young and the old individuals to grow to overweight creating a huge threat to their health. The assumption behind obesity is that such individuals overeat and therefore exposing their body to unhealthy eating and more, so they do not carry out exercises (Melville, Hamilton, Hankey, Miller & Boyle, 2007). Currently, the young individuals get access to cheap food with high calories such as fast foods or junky ones. Obesity, therefore, comes as a result of taking foods with a lot of salts, sugars or even fats. An individual who takesthis kind of food and also live sedentary lifestyles, lives in urban areas, alter his or her mode of transportation is likely to experience this kind of problem (Dalton, 2004). The best ways to eradicate this problem is ensuring that foods are well labeled, create calorie counts campaigns and last but not least is encouraging restaurant to offer nutrition information to its customers.
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