21 October 2022
Body Fat, Body Fat, Go Away!
Did you know that half of the Malaysian adult population is either overweight or obese? Well, it’s no surprise as a jarring 54.2% of our adult population were reported to be overweight or obese. Shocking!
To make matters worse, obesity is a risk factor for diseases such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, sleep apnea, and certain cancers!
Fret not, all hope is not lost yet! Despite the rising percentages of the obesity rate in Malaysia, there are 5 steps you can take to ensure that you continue to leave a healthy life. More importantly, these are things you can start NOW rather than later.
Goodbye, Junk Food
A great start to fighting obesity would be avoiding foods that are high in fat, salt, and sugar. So lay off the chips and start tweaking your diet to ensure that you integrate more whole foods and fresh fruits and vegetables to your meals and snacks!
Work Those Fat Off
Healthy diet and physical activity always go hand-in-hand in decreasing the risk of obesity and even in combating it if you already are obese or overweight.
Exercise, even in moderate amounts, can go a long way in helping you keep the weight off. Physical activities will increase your energy expenditure therefore helping you burn fat and increase your muscle weight.
Get Some Beauty Sleep In
Sleeplessness can lead to obesity in many ways. People who lack enough sleep become too tired to exercise, hence decreasing the “calories burned” side of the weight-change equation.
Moreover, sleeplessness also disrupts the balance of key hormones that control appetite, so people who lack sleep may be hungrier than usual, causing them to eat more!
Cut Down on Screen Time
Let’s admit it, we are all guilty of spending too much time on our screens—be it playing mobile games or binge-watching out favorite shows on YouTube or Netflix.
The more time you spend in front of your phone, computer or television, the less opportunity you have to become physically active! Adding to that is the fact that your screen time can also affect the amount of sleep you get, depriving you of your much needed rest.
Fight Obesity the FUN Way
If you’ve made it this far—congratulations, you’re determined to shed off those excess fat, which is a good start, and we’d like to help you achieve your goal!
For starters, what better way to get in shape than participating in a Fun Run?! Enrolling in a fun run is a fantastic way to motivate yourself to be a little fitter and healthier without coming off as too serious.
Check out these enjoyable, stress free, athletic events that you and your loved ones can join to not only burn some fats but also have a great time!
1. AS LLM Dash Penchala Link Tunnel Night Run (5 Nov 2022)
2. Challenge New York Virtual Marathon 2022 (10 Nov 2022)
3. 2022 Christmas Love Run (10 December 2022)
4. Road to World Cup Qaatar 2022 Virtual Run (20 Dec 2022)
5. Retro Vinyl Record Virtual Challenge (31 Dec 2022)
Get the latest Fun Run event tickets on the Presto App, get your running shoes ready, and we’ll see you at the finish line!
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