March 4 is globally celebrated as World Obesity Day to initiate activities and practices for maintaining a healthy weight and preventing obesity. According to worldobesity.org, Obesity is one of the biggest health crises in the world, affecting 800 million people every year. It is a metabolic condition that involves abnormal or excessive accumulation of body fat that may pose negative health effects.
Initially, this day was celebrated on October 11 every year. However, from 2020, the date was changed to March 4. This year, 4th March was celebrated with the theme ‘Everybody Needs to Act’. The 2022 campaign is the third unified World Obesity Day when world obesity members and allies come together to call for change. Last year, the day was observed with the theme, ‘Everybody Needs Everybody’,’ which was a huge success, reaching hundreds of millions of people around the world. The global event’s mission remains to initiate worldwide efforts for reducing, treating, and preventing obesity. The main objective of this day is to halt the rise in obesity by 2025 by encouraging governments to take urgent action.
Some dietary interventions for this problem include eating smaller portions, having very-low-calorie diets, and trying various combinations of foods are some of the mechanisms that can help you in weight loss. “Weight control can be achieved with multiple short bouts (even for 10 minutes) of physical activity throughout the day. You should also gradually increase the time and intensity of exercises to gain strength and endurance over time,” Dr. Khare said.