Why obesity poses a real health hazard

Obesity is a significant contributor to many health complications. Some of these ailments include hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and sleep apnea, among others. The cases of obesity have been on the rise recently. Sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy dietary patterns are among the leading causes of obesity. Thus, having a closer look at the latter aspects is of the essence if you would wish to have a healthy body. Highlighted below are some of the health complications of obesity.

Common ailments linked to obesity

Diabetes

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This is one of the leading complications of obesity. One common thing among many obese people is that they have unhealthy dietary habits. Eating junk and fast foods puts you at risk of obesity and diabetes. With such unhealthy eating patterns, it may be difficult to control sugar levels as the excess fats.

Stroke

Stroke is a condition that results due to reduced supply of oxygen to the brain. The link between obesity and stroke is quite obvious. Obese individuals have excess fats lined up in the arteries. Consequently, this causes reduced blood flow to the brain and other organs. In extreme cases, obesity may result in clots within the arteries, thus compromising the amount and quality of brain getting to the brain. Make a point of watching your diet and working out often to stay free from stroke.

Sleep apnea

This is another common health complication common to obese people. With obesity, the likelihood of throat tissues collapsing is very high. Consequently, this complicates the breathing process when one is asleep. In extreme cases of obesity, individuals are prone to hypoventilation, which refers to a reduced respiration rate.

Depression

A good percentage of obese individuals suffer from slow self-esteem issues, which may cause depression in the long run. It is unfortunate that a significant number of people suffering from depression are obese. Obesity often leads to self-esteem issues, which often leave the affected individuals not feeling good enough. Self-pity or low self-esteem issues are certainly the leading causes of depression.

Fighting obesity

Since obesity is a real health hazard, there is need to devise ways of fighting it before its too late. There are two key measures to put into place in your quest to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. One, eat healthy foods, increase water intake, snack healthy and have a meal plan. Secondly, work out often. With the latter, you are in a position of burning excess calories, which results in reduced weight.

What it takes to choose the right financial planner

The journey to financial freedom is characterized by a series of informed decisions. Since most people do know what it takes or what to do in matters personal finance, the best thing is to enlist the services of a financial planner. Getting the right financial planner requires you to do due diligence on your part. Here are five essential things to look when looking for a financial planner.

Credentials

AWDSsdfASDThe first thing to look for in a financial planner is their qualifications. The first step to becoming a financial planner is acquiring relevant education and certifications. The best way to go about this is to look at their certification. The certified financial planner (CFP) and the Personal financial specialists (PFS) are two highly regarded certifications that only awarded individuals with the relevant academic qualifications and experience.

Experience

Experience is an important consideration when choosing a financial planner. If you are looking for a personal financial planner, the most important thing is not just their experience but their specialization. As such, you might have some financial planners experienced in chalking our investment plans, filing tax returns, real estate planning, among other specializations. Thus, it is up to you to choose someone with relevant experience in the subject matter.

Fee structure

How much does the financial planner charge for their services? How much are willing to pay? When looking for a financial planner, you will realize that there are some that for their services and those that are there to make money. Ideally, you should only work with a planner whose fees are reasonable and set in a way that will see you benefit.

Availability

SDcfAsDAThe availability of a financial planner is should only be a major concern for someone that wants to have their services for an extended period. As such, you need to have a clear idea of the client to planner ratio. You are also at liberty to ask them about things like the maximum number of clients they can serve as you assess their availability to you. Not just that, you also need to ensure that the planner is always at your service by assessing their availability on phone, email, and any other communication channel convenient to them.

Shortlist a few

Based on initial consultations and your assessment, shortlist a few candidates for this position, Narrowing down your options to a few candidates allows you to be more objective in the selection process. As a result, this will improve your chances of the getting the right man for the job.

 

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