More than 500 million people worldwide are obese. The weight is influenced by many factors, and unhealthy food is not the only place in this series.
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decided to investigate the causes of overweight and obesity and have collected the results of scientific research on this topic. These 7 habits, which should know everyone.
1. Skipping family dinners
Studies show that meals with the family may prevent obesity and overweight. The reason is that when we get together, it is beneficial for a family atmosphere and encourages healthy eating habits.
According to studies, children who eat with family at least three times a week, for 24 % more likely to eat healthy foods than those who do it less frequently.
2. Classical music in restaurants
The study showed that the more food and coffee is consumed in restaurants, where classical music plays in the background.
The human body is designed to sleep when there's light, and eat during the day. "Working at night contributes to excess weight because it disrupts the physiological cycle, and this leads to a decrease in total daily energy expenditure", say the researchers. If you work nights, you may less amount of food consumed or calories.
4. Too brief sleep
It is scientifically proven that lack of sleep affects the excess weight. The reason is that sleep plays an important role in energy metabolism. When we don't sleep enough, we eat more: in this way our body adapts to maintain wakefulness.
5. Environmental pollution
It is proved that the effects of some pollutants increases the risk to gain excess weight. This is explained by the fact that some of them accumulate in fatty tissue. They enter the body through foods that are high in fat, such as meat and oily fish.
6. Long watching TV
If you spend more than 2 hours each day watching television, the risk of obesity increases by 23 %.
Sleep in front of the TV increases the chance. According to the research, exposure to artificial light during sleep lowers melatonin levels (the hormone that protects us from metabolic disorders). As a consequence, triggers obesity and diabetes.
7. Eating foods "low in fat"
The researchers came to the conclusion that the consumption of dairy products with high fat content is better for the body. These foods are more satisfying than fat free or light fat, and carry a much smaller risk of obesity.
In addition, nutritionists say that many products that advertise as low fat, in reality have a large number of calories.
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