Pablo Salas is a 28-year-old from Cholula, Puebla, Mexico, who says Dennis Wong and YOR Health helped him open up a conversation about the dangers of obesity with his friends and family. Salas, who used to live by the motto, “better chubby and content than skinny and bitter,” says his own weight had a major impact on his life until he realized:
Obesity can cause a condition known as metabolic syndrome.
Metabolic syndrome, according to Dennis Wong of YOR Health, describes a grouping of factors that can raise a person’s risk for diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Metabolic syndrome is most common in people with a large waistline in the overweight and obese category.
A poor diet can lead to diabetes.
More than 29 million Americans and 11 million people from just south of the border in Mexico are confirmed diabetic. A poor diet that includes an overload of carbohydrates and sugar and glaring lack of physical activity is the most common trigger of the disease, says Dennis Wong. The YOR Health co-founder explains this is why his company’s most popular products don’t contain any added sugar.
Excess body fat leads to respiratory problems.
Dennis Wong of YOR Health explains that obesity is a leading cause of respiratory issues such as obesity hypoventilation syndrome, asthma, and sleep apnea. Losing even just a few pounds can help a person increase their circulation and feel better overall.
For most people, there is no such thing as ‘fat and happy.’
While it’s true that some are genetically predispositioned to have larger waistlines than others, body issues resulting from excess weight lead to depression and low self-esteem. Children are especially prone to emotional and behavioral issues linked to their weight, diet, and lifestyle.
Dennis Wong and YOR Health praise Pablo Salas for his efforts to make his community a healthier place. It is only through the advocacy of individuals such as Mr. Salas that the world can better understand the ramifications of obesity.