DDH consultant stresses regular exercise, lessen calorie intake and excessive fats
Davao City – Dr. Grace P. Aquitana, an endocrinologist and active consultant of Davao Doctors Hospital (DDH) has stressed that a lifestyle with no regular exercise can increase by 35 percent of developing high blood pressure and 20% to 30% greater risk of heart disease and diabetes.
This was underscored by Dr. Aquitana during an educational session on health and wellness sponsored by DDH held at the Anflo Management and Investment Corp. (Anflocor) last Dec. 1, 2015.
Dr. Aquitaña says that one of 10 premature deaths is the result of obesity which is also the cause of low self esteem, depression and social discrimination.
“We need to give time to lessen our calorie intake or to do physical activities to burn those calories or excessive fats,” says Dr. Aquitana.
Arriz Eguia, a nurse and dietician, discussed the ways of balancing diet and computing the body mass index to know the metabolic stage of a person.
“We must minimize eating in fast food chains where foods served are excessively high in calories and deficient in nutrients,” says Equia.
He stressed that energy intake from food must be balanced by energy expenditure to maintain a normal body weight. The best strategy for everyone is to eat well balanced and nutritious meals,” Equia added.