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


first_imgHigh tides are hampering the search for missing Lifford man David Colhoun.As the search for the 22 year old enters its sixth day, the family of the Beechwood Grove man say they have little hope now of finding him alive.Yesterday the PSNI deployed sniffers dogs and underwater cameras to the scene in the hope of finding David. However murky waters prevented police divers from entering the water because of the lack of visibility.Hundreds of locals using boats, jet skis and canoes are taking part in the search for David who was last seen around 4am in the early hours of Sunday morning last in the Bowling Green area of Strabane.He had been arrested earlier for being drunk and disorderly but managed to flee police who were transferring him into a different police car.He was last seen heading towards the River Mourne and police fear he may have tried to have cross the river which was in full flood. David heartbroken dad Joseph as well as his three brothers and one sister and girlfriend Nicola McConnell have been keeping a vigil close to the river on the Donegal side of the border.A close family source said they are now hoping their agony will end soon.“They just want him back now. They want all this to end. It has been so difficult for them. Joseph only lost his wife Josephine a few months ago and now this.“If they could only find him now so that they could grieve, then at least that would be something. As it is they have nothing,” he said.Ends HIGH TIDE HAMPERS OPERATION AS SEARCH FOR MISSING LIFFORD MAN ENTERS ITS SIXTH DAY was last modified: May 29th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more