In 2014, approximately 462 million adults worldwide were underweight. Weighing too little can contribute to a weakened immune system, fragile cones, and other chronic diseases.
According to one study, being underweight was associated with a 140% greater risk of early death in men, and 100% in women. In comparison, obesity was associated with a 50% greater risk of early death, indicating that being underweight maybe even worse for your health.
So how should you gain weight naturally?
The most important thing you can do to gain weight is to create a calorie surplus, meaning you should eat more calories than your body needs. You can watch our video on calorie calculator to determine your BMI and your calorie intake. The link will be down in the description.
When gaining weight, you should not be eating junk food. Eating unhealthy food will ass pounds but not be the source of a healthy weight gain. Most of the weight will end up around your belly, which puts you at risk for diabetes and heart disease.
Eat healthy foods to build muscle like protein-rich foods. It can be difficult for some people to gain weight. That’s because your body has a certain setpoint of weight where it feels comfortable.
At the end of the day, changing your weight is a marathon, not a sprint. It can take a long time, and you need to be consistent if you want to achieve your goal.
At Lively Health, we believe in stopping chronic diseases with lifestyle changes. We hope you find this information useful and challenge yourself to build healthy habits. Harvard Research has shown that following healthy habits can help you live a chronic-condition-free life.
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