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Sedentary and Lazy Life: Do Plus Size People Suffer More From Bedsores?

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Sedentary and Lazy Life: Do Plus Size People Suffer More From Bedsores?

Plus size has become a euphemism for fat people. In a world that encourages political correctness, you will do well to join the band wagon in order to avoid any unwanted confrontation. When you think about plus size people, you wonder what went wrong along the way. You wonder if genetics is to blame for their enlarged morphology. If you were to see a plus size person eating a super size meal, you would immediately conclude that you have found the cause of the problem. It is generally perceived that plus size people are lazy and lack the will to lose weight. That perception might also be due to the fact that you don't become fat through over breathing. That being said, not all plus size people lead a sedentary and lazy life.

In today's world, it is known that leading a sedentary life can lead to health problems. Can it be said that a plus size person who leads a sedentary life has a greater chance of suffering bedsores? If you want to take a scientific approach to this issue, you will have to carry out a lot of tests on patients who suffer from bedsores and calculate the percentages. If you want a more logical approach, you will likely conclude that plus size people suffer more from bedsores. No matter how you approach the issue, the problem is not about being overweight. You need to understand pressure points and bedsores in order to reach any meaningful conclusion.

Leading a sedentary and lazy life can contribute to bedsores regardless of your weight. There are many people who suffer from bedsores due to forced sedentary life and not because they are lazy. Those who have limited mobility and need external help are mostly at risk of suffering from bedsores. There are also people who are bound to a wheel chair. The more any part of the skin has prolonged contact with pressure against any surface, the higher the risk of bedsores.

If you think about what is mentioned above, plus size people weigh more. If their weight is combined with a forced sedentary life and reduced mobility, they will likely suffer bedsores more than other patients who are not plus size. Gravity will have a major role to play when it comes to plus size and sedentary life. Your weight will cause more pressure on your skin and after a while, something will have to give. In this case, it will be an outbreak of bedsores due to the amount of pressure exercised against your skin.

What about the lazy lifestyle that some people lead? If you are plus size and you lead a sedentary lazy life, you will be exposing yourself to bedsores. You will need to eat less and be more active. Reduced mobility is not an excuse to let things get out of hand. You will be more susceptible to bedsores if you are plus size and if you don't plan on giving up that fried chicken and barbecue sauce.

There are times when you cannot do anything about your sedentary life. You probably have mobility problem and you cannot do as much as you will like to. Nevertheless, there is always something that can be done about your weight and being plus size. The less you eat or the more you eat a balanced diet, the more you will be able to manage your weight. You don't have to be a size zero in order to reduce the risk or bedsores. Reducing your weight can have overall beneficial effort on your health and will reduce the amount of pressure on your skin. Bedsores can be prevented if you take good care of your overall health and not only your weight.



Feb 2, 2011 3:57pm
Interesting. I would say fat people suffer more from chaffing, sore joints and feet, but not necessarily bed sores, although morbidly obese people who can barely get out of bed anymore, yes-bed sores. I associate bed sores more with the elderly or injured than fat folks.

I don't equal fat people to laziness. I know it only takes a few events out of your control to suddenly throw your body out of whack and into a weight gaining fest. From that, I also know people can lose the weight.

What's unfortunate is that I do associate weight with class. Who gets the organic, healthy, non-hormone injected food? Uh, not poor people. They get what fills them. I think class is rarely talked about when it comes to weight, but it is the elephant in the room so to speak. Getting to the root of the weight gain is the only way to lose weight and keep it off.
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