The #2 way to prevent obesity is to eat healthfully.
It’s time for an all-out push to eat healthy, according to a new study.
“We are so used to thinking that we have to be able to do things on our own that it is hard to get the motivation to do the things we need to do,” says Dr. Michael Pinto, an expert in diet and obesity at Yale University.
“We need to make healthy choices, and that means we need people in our community, particularly at the local level, who are going to be the gatekeepers and have to take the lead on that.
So that’s where we need the most support.”
Healthy choices are essential for preventing obesity, but not necessarily the only way to do so.
People can improve their health by eating healthy, and eating healthfully is just as important as being able to exercise, eat fruits and vegetables, and exercise regularly, according.
But while being active is good for your health, not everyone is going to feel good about exercising.
“Being overweight or obese is associated with a lot of negative health outcomes,” says Pinto.
“In the last decade, we’ve seen a huge increase in obesity and a lot more people are getting into unhealthy habits.
So, in the end, it’s not really good to be obese.”
For this study, researchers looked at the links between physical activity and obesity and diet, which can be tricky because the people in this study had to do a lot different things, Pinto says.
They looked at all people aged 15 and older who completed a baseline questionnaire in 2008 and 2010 and completed a health questionnaire in 2012.
Then, participants were given information about how much physical activity they had done, how much they ate, how many fruits and veggies they ate and whether they exercised.
Participants who were overweight or had high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes were also excluded from the study, but they were still tracked through 2014.
Then, in 2013, researchers analyzed the data and found that people who exercised and ate a healthy diet were at greater risk of obesity.
This was particularly true for those who exercised more than four hours a week.
“It was also shown that there were more weight-related health problems associated with obesity than those who did not exercise or ate a good diet,” Pinto said.
In addition, participants who exercised a lot were at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood cholesterol and Type 2 diabetes, among other things.
This was especially true for people who were obese and unhealthy, which is a common result, Pinsen says.
But not everyone should be jumping to the conclusions that exercise and diet alone are the key to preventing obesity.
Pinto recommends that people look at their diet and exercise habits, and ask themselves whether they are doing it enough, he says.
“And if you have a healthy lifestyle, you’re going to get more of the nutrients you need, and you’re probably going to live longer,” he said.
For this reason, Pintsen suggests that people should make sure to ask their doctor or health care professional about a healthy, balanced diet.