Obesity ~ Some facts

Obesity – some facts
  • Exercise alone is not enough to get rid of the obesity.
  • Fact is, one pound of body weight is equivalent to 3,500 kcal. To shed this much body weight one needs to walk approximately 50 miles or 80 km.
  • A slice of bread pasted with jam and butter contains some 150 kcal. To be able to burn up this much body needs workload equivalent to strenuous exercise for half an hour or a 3 mile run. How many of us can do it!!!
  • By far the only way of shedding excessive weight is to eat fewer calories, fewer that those expended.
  • Losing weight should be a gradual process. There is no miraculous diet which would take off extra large amount of weight within a few days without toiling hard.
  • Complete fasting for a week is difficult and inadvisable, but even if it is accomplished it would take away not more than 5 pounds of body fat.
  • The best way to fight obesity is to consume a properly balanced low caloric diet, to be accompanied by bouts of exercise.
  • Overweight people who manage to lose just a little bit of weight – even just a pound a year – may substantially lower their risk of high blood pressure. The hard part, of course, is keeping the weight off. But a new study shows that surprisingly little weight loss – if it can be sustained – carries a big payoff in better health.
  • If you’re overweight, losing just a pound or two a year–and keeping the weight off–can help prevent diabetes. The more weight lost, the bigger the reduction in diabetes risk. In a long-term study, the risk of developing diabetes was 33% lower in overweight people who lost between 8 and 15 pounds, while those who lost more had a 51% reduction in risk.
  • Women who repeatedly gain and lose weight, especially if they are obese, have significantly lower levels of HDL or “good” cholesterol than do women who maintain their weight.
  • Women who are not obese should try to maintain a stable weight.
  • Being overweight and having high blood pressure can independently increase a man’s chances of developing kidney cancer. 


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About Manbir & Gurpreet

Gurpreet Kaur’s journey in this world .... Gurpreet Kaur was a Musician. She was a singer and a composer of music. Her interest was composing and singing Gurbani Shabads in Indian Classical style. She sang Shabads in All the Raags mentioned in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. She also taught Gurmat Sangeet at Gurmat Gian Missionary College, Jawadi, Ludhiana. Elder child to Pushpinder Kaur and Dr. Brig. Harminder Singh, was born in Amritsar on 13th Jan 1962. She attended various convent schools as a child because her father would get frequent Army postings as a dental surgeon. She graduated with Music Honors from Govt. College for Women, Chandigarh. Music was her hobby and she composed and sang Raag based Gurbani Shabads. Doing Kirtan was part of growing up nurtured by her parents. She learned music from her father Dr. Brigadier Harminder Singh who was a dental surgeon in Indian Army and a very good singer himself. Gurpreet’s Bhua (father’s sister), Ajit Kaur retied as a Head of Department of Music from Govt. College for Women Ludhiana, and was a renounced Punjabi singer of her time. Gurpreet Kaur also learned nuances of Indian Classical Music from Pandita Sharma. She was a mother of three children, and a grandmother. Her daughter Keerat Kaur is a Computer Engineer. Her two sons Gurkeerat Singh and Jaskeerat Singh are doctors in USA. Her daughter Keerat Kaur too was part of her group ~ Gurmat Gian Group. Gurpreet Kaur left this world at the age of 54yrs on 12th Sept 2016 in Baltimore USA. She had recorded around 25 cds of Gurbani Keertan. 'Raag Ratan' Album (6 CDs) is a Compilation of Shabads in All the 31 Sudh Raags of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. 'Gauri Sagar' Album (3 CDs) is a Compilation of All forms of Raag Gauri in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. 'Nanak Ki Malhaar' ~ ((3 CDs) is an album of Raag Malhar Shabads in various forms of Malhar. 'Gur Parsaad Basant Bana' ~ (3 CDs) is an album of Shabads in Raag Basant sung in various forms of Raag Basant. Har Ki Vadeyai Sarni Aayea Sewa Priya Kee Preet Piyaree Mohan Ghar Aavho Karo Jodariya Mo Kao Taar Le Raama Taar Le Tere Kavan Kavan Gun Keh Keh Gawan Mera Baid Guru Govinda Saajanrraa Mera Saajanrraa

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