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Corona 19 2nd year, I climbed on the scale…

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Last Monday was a novel, the twentieth of the 24 solar terms. It is called a novel because it is said that the first snow falls, but it is the time to start preparing for winter because it is cold enough to snow in Korea.

As the cold weather has come, the frequency of going out is not only decreasing, but also basic physical activity is drastically reduced due to the prolonged Corona 19, so it is necessary to pay attention to body fat and obesity management. In particular, it is expected that the number of people who cannot exercise due to the application of vaccine passes to indoor sports facilities, etc., or the use of delivered food increases due to cold weather and an increase in confirmed cases, is expected to increase the number of people who have turned on the red flag for weight management.

In fact, according to the ‘National Weight Management Status and Obesity Awareness Survey in the Age of Corona 19’ by the Korean Society for Obesity, 4 out of 10 Koreans gained 3kg or more compared to before Corona 19. There were more females (51%) than males (42%).

When the metabolic function is lowered due to cold weather, the concentration decreases and the person feels tired easily, and the amount of activity naturally decreases. In addition, as the winter approaches, the amount of sunlight decreases, and when the amount of daytime activity decreases, indoor living naturally increases.

On the other hand, winter is the season when preference for warm, fatty, high-fat food increases, and year-end gatherings and banquets are frequent. Although it has decreased due to COVID-19, it is gradually increasing as the number of people and business hours restrictions are relaxed. Compared to the amount of food eaten, physical activity is reduced and body fat is inevitably accumulated.

Obesity is not simply overweight, but a condition in which more fat is accumulated than normal. Obesity is not just obesity, but it must be managed because it can lead to diseases such as high blood pressure, fatty liver, dyslipidemia, and coronary artery disease.

It is recommended to correct your eating habits and lifestyle and gradually increase the amount of physical activity that is suitable for you.

Hwang Hye-rim, head of the Department of Family Medicine at Daedong Hospital, said, “The second winter has come after the Corona 19 epidemic. It’s good to do a little bit of healthy indoor activities,” he advised.

In order to prevent obesity in winter, it is recommended to warm up twice as much as usual to raise body temperature and loosen muscles. It is recommended to refrain from exercise in the morning or evening when the temperature is low, and to exercise indoors for the elderly and people with underlying diseases, but when exercising indoors, ventilation should be provided frequently to prevent infection with COVID-19. If there are no special health problems, it is good to protect yourself with a hat, scarf, etc. whenever you have the opportunity, except for cold weather, and then do outdoor activities such as walking.

In order to lose weight, you need to reduce the amount of calories you consume, but you should eat it evenly so that you do not run out of essential nutrients that control body functions, such as carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Avoid foods high in fat and eat plenty of vegetables and fruits that are high in dietary fiber and give you a feeling of satiety.

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