Extreme, morbid, obesity can cause many health problems and it is expressed differently in men than in is in women. The difference between the sexes is preserved even after weight loss and is characterized by the strength and different body composition. Will adopting a healthy lifestyle will end the phenomenon?
Low self-esteem, difficulty in day to day mobility, pain without clinical findings, decreased metabolism, various types of problems, sociological and more, are only a partial list of problems related to extreme obesity. These are people characterized by BMI level of 41 and above, as such they are in an especially big health risk.
Obesity originates from neglect at various times in life or even in all spheres of life. However, we note that morbid obese people generally have a significantly larger number of fat cells compared with those who do not suffer from obesity, which increases significantly the chance of becoming obese during most spheres of life.
Today many medical problems are linked to obesity and the a negative effect it can have on the brain.
Aesthetic aspect obesity in men and women is not the same (in most cases). Women who are obese are characterized by an obesity in the pelvic area (“pear shaped”) and men are characterized by an abdominal obesity (“apple shaped”). An important point to note is that one of the problems with this extreme obesity is particularly poor metabolism and therefore even a not very large consumption of food can lead to obesity.
Strength training speeds up the metabolism at rest and provide many other benefits, so it is a fantastic way to combat obesity
The effect of adopting a healthy lifestyle in general (diet, exercise, avoiding smoking and alcohol consumption, low stress) is not the same between the sexes in the parameters. For example, how the body functions hormonally during effort. The potential to develop strength and muscle mass in men, how the fat is being distributed in the body and more.
However, recall that during strength training the presence of a catabolic hormone – cortisol, rises as well. After training, during the stages of recovery, this catabolic hormone level in men decreases more rapidly than the rate of decline compared with women which is another existing difference in response to strength-training in women.
In order to achieve results and improve the various body systems is very important to start adopting a healthy lifestyle as early as possible.
Study: Women lose more fat mass than men, but men lose more weight.
A study conducted in the Department of Metabolic Diseases Research at Fiankaoolo Italy tested the differences between extremely fat men and women, in their strength and body composition after the weight loss process.
The present study examined the changes in body composition, strength and power production of men and women with extreme obesity in experimental acute after weight loss, and tested the hypothesis that changes in body composition are related to movement dysfunction. According to the study, morbidly obese men and women have an entirely different body composition than other people, which is causing various mobility problems.
95 men and women who suffer from morbid obesity at age 30 on average (BMI = 42) participated in short-term experiment: For three weeks, they performed aerobic exercises and strength exercises five days a week and keep a strict diet.
Body weight and body composition, strength isotonic (dynamic) maximum and maximum leg strength were measured before and after the experiment.
After the experiment, body weight decreased significantly among men and women, but more in men who lost an average of 5 kg from an average of 4 kg for women. In men, loss of body weight was composed of identical amounts of fat mass and lean body mass, while women have lost almost exclusively fat mass.
Women and men have both significantly improved with isotonic force from the beginning the experiment but did not seem to improve strength isotonic difference between men and women. In contrast, the strength of the legs increased significantly among women and there was no change in this index in men after the experiment.
This experiment resulted in a significant change in body composition and improved the isotonic (dynamic) power and the strength of men and women, with differences between the genders.
In summary, it is highly important to treat obesity in depth and professionally in the earliest stages possible in order not to exacerbate existing problems. However, one must take into account the differences between men and women in life and build a training plan accordingly.