Risk factors and health impacts
Cardiovascular diseases: Obesity significantly increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. It leads to increased blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, all risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
Type 2 diabetes: Obesity is one of the most important risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes. Obesity impairs insulin sensitivity and blood sugar levels, which can lead to diabetes.
Respiratory diseases: People with obesity are at higher risk for respiratory diseases such as sleep apnea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and asthma.
Cancers: Obesity is associated with an increased risk of certain cancers, including colon cancer, breast cancer, uterine cancer, and kidney cancer.
Joint problems and musculoskeletal disorders: Obesity puts stress on joints and increases the risk for osteoarthritis and other musculoskeletal problems.
Mental health: being overweight can increase the risk for mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, and decreased quality of life.
Liver disease: Obesity can lead to liver disease such as fatty liver or nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
Reproduction and pregnancy: obesity can cause fertility problems in women and an increased rate of complications during pregnancy.
It is important to emphasize that obesity is a complex health problem influenced by a combination of genetic, behavioral, environmental, and social factors. Preventing and managing obesity requires a holistic approach that includes healthy eating, regular exercise and stress management.
For a healthy and sustainable diet, it is important for you to integrate suitable eating habits that you like and are not based on prohibitions in everyday life. You should focus on healthy and filling foods that do not have a strong influence on blood sugar levels and ensure a constant supply of energy. In this way, you will be able to stick to the habits in the long term and have fewer cravings for unhealthy foods.
How do I manage to eat healthy and stick to it?
To develop these eating habits, it is crucial to know your own energy and macronutrient needs. With the uVida Food Analysis you learn these individual parameters. These values determined from your body make it much easier to integrate a change in diet into everyday life, prevent weight gain in the long term and pave the way to permanent weight loss.
When it comes to exercise, it's also important to develop habits and make them part of your daily routine. Everyone knows simple examples of being more active in everyday life: take the stairs instead of the elevator, or take the bike instead of the car, or turn your sedentary workplace into a mobile workplace where you can alternate between sitting, standing and walking. You may find it easier here if you start with small challenges!
Integrating new habits will be easier for you if you replace things that are already part of your routine. Here's an example: Replace an inactive leisure activity such as daily social media, Netflix, etc. with a regular sporting activity that you enjoy and don't overdo it right away! Document this new routine like other important appointments in the uVida app.
How do I manage to exercise regularly and stick to it?
In order to integrate exercise into your everyday life, it is important that you know what level and intensity of exercise is good for you and your body. With the uVida Activity Analysis, you will find out your individual training areas and thus have guideline values tailored to you, so that you also reach your goal safely and healthily.