Guyana can win the fight against obesity

first_img…Guyanese should diet, check Body Mass Index– Indian specialist assertsA senior surgeon and health specialist from India, Dr Sangram Jadhav on Wednesday joined Radio Guyana 89.5FM so as to spread awareness on the impact of obesity on today’s generation.The surgeon, who has been in the profession for around 25 years, explained that carrying extra body weight can contribute to obesity in the future. It does not depend on the religious or cultural aspect of a person’s life but their weight and height.Dr Sangram JadhavHowever, there are many other factors that contribute to obesity. Over the past decades, studies have shown that it is mainly caused by lifestyle, diet, exercise and environmental factors.As such, one’s self-esteem and confidence can be diminished. Dr Jadhav explained that obesity could lead to diabetes, hypertension, hypothyroidism, polycystic ovarian diseases, and infertility and heart problems. Obesity can also affect a person’s intellectual capacity.“Obesity is not considered as a disease by the World Health Organisation, it is the mother of all diseases,” he stated. “Different body constitutions have different weights and weight losses,” he added.Nevertheless, he emphasised the importance of tackling the issue, as he explained that much work has to be done to fight obesity and restore the health of those affected. If certain techniques are used as it relates to diet and exercise, an obese person can lose the weight.“One should go for conventional and contemporary diet and exercise methods.”These include consuming foods that are low in calories and avoiding snacks. Exercise routines should also be changed every eight days. This is because after a while, our bodies become aware of the techniques that are used to lose weight. As such, the brain programs the body to stop losing weight. However, when the routines are changed often, it confuses the body and an obese person can continue to notice results.“Stay away from sweets, stay away from oils and stay away from spices, carbohydrates like wheat and rice is not really needed. Consume adequate vegetables, adequate fruits,” Dr Jadhav said.This is the surgeon’s second visit to Guyana and he aims to broaden the minds of Guyanese, as it relates to spreading more awareness and what can be done to reduce the number of obese persons.“Let fitness and being fit be a way of life,” the surgeon insisted.last_img read more

Trump dons presidential hat with 45 stitched on it

first_imgNew York, Nov 28 (PTI) US President-elect Donald Trump has debuted his presidential hat with the number 45 stitched on to the side, swapping it with his Make America Great Again headgear that he sported regularly during the campaign.Trump, who will become the 45th US President at his inauguration in January next year, was spotted leaving his Mar-a-Lago estate, Florida, with his security detail after he fired off tweets blasting Green Party Candidate Jill Steins call for a recount in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.He donned a dark suit, white shirt and the red hat — which also said USA on the front.The number 45 on the side is likely a nod to Trumps forthcoming inauguration as Americas 45th president. The President elect-appeared to make a point of adjusting the hat for the news cameras, the New York Post reported.Ahead of the November 8 polls in October, it was reported that Trumps election campaign had spent more on hats than on polling, shelling out a whopping USD 3.2 million on his signature Make America Great Again headgear.Steins crusade came to light on Friday, when she filed a filed a recount petition in Wisconsin — claiming she had raised USD 5.2 million to pay for re-tallies there and in Michigan and Pennsylvania.On Saturday, Hillary Clintons campaign revealed that she would join Steins efforts and independent candidate Rocky Roque De La Fuente has also requested a recount.Trump, however, did not take the recount efforts too kindly yesterday.”In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally,” he said in a tweet. PTI ASK AKJ ASKadvertisementlast_img read more