International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nutrition Science | India | Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2015 | Rating: 6.3 / 10

Lifestyle Pattern of the Selected Obese Subjects in Coimbatore District

Dr. N. Tharani Devi | Dr. M. Amirthaveni

Abstract: Obesity is primarily due to altered sedentary lifestyles, energy-dense diets and low-levels of physical activity. Industrialization and urbanization which lead to rise in standards of living, also promote weight gain and obesity rates begin to rapidly rise thus posing a growing threat to the health of the nation. A key factor in the progressive increase in the prevalence of obesity is sedentary lifestyle. The aim of this study was to assess the lifestyle pattern of obese subjects residing in Coimbatore city. A well-structured interview schedule was formulated to elicit information on the lifestyle practices followed by the selected subjects by using a pretested questionnaire. The data collected were systematically consolidated and statistically analyzed. Exercise plays a vital role in the management of the lifestyle disorders. it is necessary to educate the public about lifestyle modification and adopt appropriate exercise with healthy food habits for physical fitness.

Keywords: Obesity, Lifestyle habits, Coimbatore overweight

Edition: Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2015,

Pages: 2596 - 2600

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