Depression can be classified as a mood disorder that leads to the feelings of sadness, loss of interest, reduced energy, diminished activity, anxiety or anger over a prolonged period of time. It adversely affects how a person behaves in his everyday life and in the worst case may even lead to suicide. Close to 800,000 people die due to suicide every year.
Depression is also one of the primary causes of disability and is also a major contributor to global diseases.
Depression is characterized by sadness, loss of interest, low self esteem, feelings of guilt, disturbed sleep, loss of appetite, tiredness, lack of concentration, etc
What is Obesity? – In simple terms, Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may harm one’s health.
Obesity is not a superficial problem but instead a chronic medical condition which is a cause of several serious illnesses including – diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases (heart ailments), high cholesterol, stroke (cerebrovascular accident), gallstones, arthritis, sleep apnea, joint disorders and even many types of cancers.
Obesity is very difficult to heal and has a high recurrence rate. Most who succeed in losing weight, regain it within five years.
BMI (Body mass index) is the best judge of one’s obesity. The body mass index (BMI) equals a person’s weight in kilograms (kg) divided by his height in meters (m) squared.