Obesity, Overweight, Weight Loss

Preventing obesity helps you reduce your risk of a host of associated health issues, from heart disease to diabetes to some cancers and much more.

How to Prevent Obesity?

1. Diet

Focus on eating at least five to seven servings of whole fruits and vegetables every day.

2. Exercise

Most national and international guidelines recommend that the average adult get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week. That means at least 30 minutes per day, five days a week.

3. Relax

Go for a daily walk, engage in regular yoga, meditate, listen to music you love, get together with friends, or do whatever else relaxes you and brings you joy.

4. Sleep

The role of sleep in overall well-being cannot be overstated. This extends to the goal of preventing obesity, too. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends seven or more hours of sleep for adults 18 and over, and even more sleep for younger people.