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Comprehensive Physiotherapy for Obesity Treatment | Original Article

Yamini Sharma*, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


Obesity is regarded as the worst health issue in the world by the World Health Organization today. This applies not just to young people but also to adults. Obesity leads to increased sickness, disability, death and a decreased society's quality of life. Higher risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease and several cancer disorders is also attributed to fat. About 40 of persons worldwide now are overexposed and 13 obese. In Poland, same trends were also seen. Comprehensive therapies include food therapy, nutrition training, changes in behaviours, increased physical activity, pharmaceutical therapy and surgical operations. A negative energy balance is the cornerstone for obesity therapy. Typically, this status is attained via food measures and increased consumption. Appropriate therapy programmes are essential to the success of obese patients' slimming. Mass reduction programmes, which take into account four components of the physical activity frequency, intensity, duration and kind of physical activity are individually constructed using the FITT formula. Physiotherapists have a crucial role to play in this process. Individual therapy programmes, with regard to coexisted disorders, assist to adapt all elements of training to the health condition of obese patients.