HEALTH - Changing ‘Life Style’ - By Joiz Acharia
All over the world, we can now see mushrooming big shopping malls, chain of super markets and modern food courts/ fast food shops, despite the ongoing controversies over the entry of big players in to retails sector, even in villages. A lot of discussions, arguments, are already aired and still debates are continuing through media or protest in streets in front of malls or even in legislative assemblies of state Governments. No doubt, the emergence of big players will badly affect small shop keepers as bigger companies have more resources and they arrange every thing under one roof at competitive rates (?) and you and I are enjoying the facilities and benefits.

Is it really benefiting common man?

What are the implications in common man’s life?

Knowingly or unknowingly our ‘Life Style’ is changing; especially our food habits.

Our traditional healthy food is slowly disappearing. Our kids and teens prefer to have Hamburgers, French fries, pizzas, pastry, ice creams, milk shakes, fried meat, and chicken fry and so on. Many of the traditional healthy food discarded from the ‘menu list’.

It is the grave problem.

Medical Research experts found that most fast food is very dense in calories and the consumer feel that they are eating no more than an average meal. Because we tend to assess food intake by the quantity, yet a fast food meal contains many more calories than a similar-sized portion of a healthy meal. Our bodies were never designed to cope with the very energy dense foods and people can become overly dependent on the sugar and fat in fast food. High levels of fat and sugar are not only unhealthy but addictive, which creates a vicious cycle making it hard for people to choose healthy food.

Fast food is usually high in fat, calories, cholesterol, sodium, and sugar but eating fast food, every once in a while, is not going to cause problems. But eating too much fast food over a long period of time, may lead to health problems. Mushrooming fast food shops in every nook and corner and it is difficult to escape from these delicious flavour advertisements and showcases.
These shops attract people, especially youngsters and lead them to over weight or OBESITY and now fast food obesity has become a major problem for many countries to deal with.

OBESITY is associated with many health problems and originates many diseases and has devastating consequences for health and happiness.

Common man consider obesity is only a body beauty problem and yet to realize the dangerous health implications. Fighting against obesity is the noblest act one can do for him and for his family. Let me give an incident, from my experience.
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