The Program of Nutrition and Physical Activity for the treatment of obesity (PRONAF), in which the Spanish Society for the Study of Obesity (SEEDO) has participated, is based on the fact that sport It is an authentic medicine that prevents and cures overweight and obesity, and that the practice of a physical activity adapted to the characteristics of each patient should be indicated by medical prescription to combat excess weight.

In Spain, 8% of health spending is allocated to the treatment of overweight and its associated complications, so the regular visit to the gym could be an important saving for the National Health System, as well as helping to make the population healthier.

The objective of PRONAF is that the patient, in addition to losing weight, also learn not to recover it, and is based on the design of personalized exercises, and combining sports practice with balanced nutrition, psychological support, and an evaluation of the physical conditions and the patient's genetic background. And the key to achieving and maintaining the ideal weight is to achieve an energy balance between the energy provided by the food we eat and the energy we consume.

The project is based on the design of personalized exercises, and combining sports practice with balanced nutrition, psychological support, and an evaluation of the physical conditions and the genetic background of the patient.

The project included several studies to find out, for example if there are stages of life in which it is easier to lose weight than in others. The conclusion in this regard is that during adult life, slim down It costs the same at one age than at another, with the exception of the period of menopause in women, and to achieve this it is necessary to combine physical exercise with a low-calorie diet.

Another observation of the study is the way in which what is known as 'Silent obesity', a disorder that occurs as a result of sedentary lifestyle, and that is that it is gaining weight every day little by little, just a few grams per day, so that it accumulates and eventually ends up becoming those unwanted pounds of plus.

The authors of the work indicate that eight out of ten women over 40 prefer to lose health to gain weight, as they said they are willing to resort to miracle or excessively strict diets to lose weight in the shortest possible time, even if that had harmful effects on their Health. However, these experts say they have found that the most effective way to lose weight is to lose the kilos more slowly, for which they propose a loss of 10% of the weight in six months.

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