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How Obesity Takes A Toll On Mental Health

How Obesity Takes A Toll On Mental Health

Mental health is an issue that struggles to find recognition in the less inclusive spheres of conservative societies. The social stigma that revolves around mental health creates significant barriers towards its social acceptance. The elements of sexism also play a crucial role in complementing the adverse effects of obesity and mental health.

How Obesity Takes A Toll On Mental Health
How Obesity Takes A Toll On Mental Health

Obesity: A Key Factor Contributing To The Degradation Of Mental Health

Obesity is one of the key contributors to mental health issues. The two have a cause-effect relationship, where obesity is the cause, and bad mental health is the effect. Obesity has its physical effects that have long-term pernicious consequences such as high blood pressure, cardiovascular issues, etc. However, the mental element enters into the picture when external factors start affecting the individual due to his obese physique. Since a significant variable in the equation is society, different age groups experience different levels of Stigmatization. For instance, a child might be subject to bullying in school. A teenager might never be characterized as ‘popular,’ and a young adult may have difficulty developing social or romantic relationships.

How Obesity Takes A Toll On Mental Health
How Obesity Takes A Toll On Mental Health

Obesity And Its Side Effects

The dynamics of obesity and mental health develop when considering the intricate nuances of the human experience. Obesity invites physical suffering such as low stamina, bad sexual health, and other problems. A person’s struggle due to a bad physical condition distorts their regular function and gives rise to frustration. Hence, the physical effects of obesity channelize the suffering and convert it into mental agony, thus deteriorating an individual’s mental health.

Depression And Its Link With Obesity

Depression is a significant consequence of obesity. The way people treat an obese person may be different from how they treat others. They are subject to jokes that fat shame in a bad humor; they are ostracised out of athletic exercises and fail to attract social interaction. The combined effect of such nuanced social experiences exacerbates their depression. Further, it is ironic that stress eating is also a side effect of bad mental health caused by obesity. This is a reaction to repeated advice of people to cut down on eating and adopt a specific lifestyle. It tends to be an infinite loop that a person is stuck in and requires professional help to break out of it.

How Obesity Takes A Toll On Mental Health
How Obesity Takes A Toll On Mental Health

Studies have consistently shown that people suffering from obesity go through Stigmatization (development of negative thoughts due to mental illness) and miss many opportunities in life which they are easily capable of. Researchers have also found that obese people have low Gray matter in the brain due to depression and negative thoughts, therefore decreasing their thinking capacity. Obesity has more adverse effects and may lead to Dementia at a later age and destroying the quality of life.


As per the saying, “A healthy mind can only reside a healthy body.” Controlling obesity not only improves our body shape, avoids physical health problems, and it also improves mental well-being. Regular exercises will boost the body’s metabolism of the body and enhances brain functioning. Also, people in society should improve their way of thinking towards overweight or obese people, not by always discouraging them; they can uplift their morals by giving them the motivation to improve their body shape and not make them mentally sick. 

Hence, we conclude that many factors emanate from obesity and differ from person to person based on their age, gender, and cultural orientation. Therefore, Indian society needs mental health sensitization and awareness about the life of an average obese person.

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Story By- Sayak Karmakar, Resident Editor, Interview Times

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Toxic masculinity: Patriarchy does chain men as well

Toxic masculinity glorifies undesirable propensities. The thought “self-care is for ladies” and men should deal with their bodies like machines by holding back on rest, working out, when they’re hurt, and driving themselves to their actual physical calibre.  

If you are born as a man, you may have heard biased opinions like “men don’t cry” or “don’t be sissy”. These begins even before boys can even speak their first words. A kid from his very birth is given a toy—normally a vehicle, a truck, or a toy gun. Also, in the event that a baby boy apparently is keen on a female oriented toy say, a Barbie doll, he is immediately censured—”young boys don’t play with that.”

Boys are encouraged that they should be solid, overwhelming and warrior like; henceforth, vehicles, trucks, weapons and soldier figurine. Any small boy discovered to be keen on the ‘gentler’ things is viewed as “somebody who isn’t normally or has an issue” and family believes it to be a stage, “ideally”.

Yet, how does this respond? It recognizes gender roles which aren’t simply hurtful to the individuals who don’t stick to those social gender standards, yet in addition frustrates people from getting to the full scope of feelings that are accessible to the human mind. Patriarchy isn’t harmful to women, it additionally chains men and powers them to stick to carry on with a specific goal in mind.

However, isn’t it human instinct to respond to torment and pain? Boys are relied upon to cling to manly goals, and it prompts a passionate vacuum in the later periods of their lives. So horrendous are the outcomes that they grow up into somebody who is hesitant to seem mindful. It causes them to feel that it is “cool” to be “terrible bad boy” and “heart breakers”. Men who see themselves as manlier are less inclined to participate in what experts call “helping conduct.” That implies they are not prone to intervene when they witness bullying or when they see somebody being attacked.

How about we return a second to think to discussions that our families have around an attractive male childr – “He will grow up to be a heart breaker”, they’ll generally believe. The concealment of emotions makes them forceful and over the long haul, they can’t frame sound relationships.

The most awful affront you can toss at a kid is to scrutinize his manliness. This insult is regularly repaid with violence—boys are urged to fight to demonstrate their macho. This isn’t simply controlled to fights on school grounds; they can and do prompt far more terrible occurrences like assaults and murders. At the point when guys feel that their manliness is undermined, they regularly resort to brutality.

It is qualified to refer to, despite the fact that we as a whole know, restraining men from showcasing their feelings prompts sadness, and at times, the outcomes can be just about as grave as suicides. What is more terrible is that men frequently decline to look for help for the dread of seeming “sissy”.

On the off chance that you feel that toxic masculinity is inconvenient to straight, cis-gendered men, give a second and think about the impact it has on transgendered society and homosexual people.

Calling a kid “a faggot” is more regrettable than considering him a girl. This insults a gay man, pushes them more profound into a storage room and denies them of their much-deserved happiness for quite a long time.

To make a more equivalent and more joyful society, it is basic that we examine how men are deterred from crying and expressing things. Toxic masculinity influences individuals from across the range, and subsequently, we ought to urge men to approach with their issues and understand the same.

There’s nobody ‘size-fits-all’ response to why it’s essential to discuss toxic masculinity

As more boys can communicate their feelings, seek help from someone closer who celebrates as opposed to menaces them. As a result of which fewer boys (and men) will battle with psychological sickness such as depression.

There’s nobody ‘size-fits-all’ response to why it’s essential to discuss toxic masculinity. For everybody, it’s normal. You are allowed to cry, you are allowed to feel, you are allowed to talk about your feelings. In the event that you have a feeling that you’re encountering the negative impacts of toxic masculinity, connect with somebody. A mental health professional can assist you with perceiving what it’s meaning for your life and help you break liberated from the unfortunate examples that might be keeping you stuck.

The more individuals find out about toxic masculinity and the more individuals find support for it, the more probable we are to consider changes to be a greater level as society may squeeze men to act a specific way.

"What you Live is What your children learn"- Shailja Verma Sachdeva, YPV Trainer, and Healer

“What you Live is What your children learn”- Shailja Verma Sachdeva, YPV Trainer, and Healer

Modern life is hectic and for always being in the race of the best from the rest, many people suffer from mental health issues like stress and depression. Shailja Verma Sachdeva, a professional energy consultant has a perfect solution for living a harmonious life. According to her, always be content with what you have and you will always have a smile from your heart. She provides the no-touch, no drug therapy which heals a person with the help of yoga and meditation, without taking any help of medicines.

Interview Times had a great opportunity to converse with Shailja Verma Sachdeva and know more about no-touch, no drug therapy, and the right parenting for perfect personality development. This is how the interview went-

"What you Live is What your children learn"- Shailja Verma Sachdeva, YPV Trainer, and Healer
“What you Live is What your children learn”- Shailja Verma Sachdeva, YPV Trainer, and Healer

Can you brief about yourself to our readers?

Hello to the readers of the Interview Times. I am Shailja Verma Sachdeva, a professional energy consultant. I’m in this profession for the last eight years, which I love to do. From an educational point of view, I am from a finance background.

The best thing about being an energy consultant is the satisfaction one gets by transforming oneself and then helping others transform.

"What you Live is What your children learn"- Shailja Verma Sachdeva, YPV Trainer, and Healer
“What you Live is What your children learn”- Shailja Verma Sachdeva, YPV Trainer, and Healer

Can you give us more insight into the no-touch, no drug therapy?

It’s simply magic, just joking!!! (laughs!!!)

The basic fundamental activity of no-touch, no drug therapy, is simple. We do healings through crystals, wherein we don’t touch the patient, neither do we give any medicines for the treatment. Through yoga and various forms of meditation, we try to improve a person’s mental and physical health. We do their healings for physical as well as Psychosomatic ailments.

"What you Live is What your children learn"- Shailja Verma Sachdeva, YPV Trainer, and Healer
“What you Live is What your children learn”- Shailja Verma Sachdeva, YPV Trainer, and Healer

Stress is a ubiquitous word used in today’s scenario. However, psychologically, it has quite a different meaning. Can you tell us a few symptoms to – distinguish between clinical and everyday stress?

To be very honest, I’m not familiar with the term clinical stress. However, I think it must get converted to ailments such as depression, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, etc.

Ideally, there’s no everyday stress. It’s only our perception of life that we take. There is a difference between what we expect in everyday life and what we get. When a person cannot fathom the reality, the irritation, or the anger coming to him gets the term of stress.

"What you Live is What your children learn"- Shailja Verma Sachdeva, YPV Trainer, and Healer
“What you Live is What your children learn”- Shailja Verma Sachdeva, YPV Trainer, and Healer

Do you think the modernization and the competitive scenario of today’s world have led more people to fall into depression?

It can be correct but partially. In reality, it’s not modernization, and the competitive scenario, but our own lack of satisfaction yields a person into depression. People are not content and do not value what they have. There’s no Gratitude towards life, due to which there’s no happiness, thereby leading a person to depression.

Life is beautiful with what you have. Enjoy it!!!

How much do you think a faulty family structure is responsible for a child’s abnormal personality growth?

100% or even more!!!

It’s only, and only the family structure and the surrounding environment that is responsible for a child’s complete development, his thoughts, and his emotions.

I always advise parents that, rather than getting your child a perfect school, they should have proper training on nurturing a new soul onto this earth.

“What you Live is What your children learn.”

"What you Live is What your children learn"- Shailja Verma Sachdeva, YPV Trainer, and Healer
“What you Live is What your children learn”- Shailja Verma Sachdeva, YPV Trainer, and Healer

At what time do family members feel that the patient needs to be taken to a specialist?

Whenever the family sees that the patient is unresponsive to any sort of communication, it’s high for them to take him/her for proper treatment.

What are the tips you want to give to the people to lead a happy and healthy life?

Just lead a simple life. Always be satisfied and happy with what you have. Respect and show gratitude to all. Forgive and live a harmonious life. Moreover, always be thankful to the close ones around you and never take them for granted.

How much care a person needs once he/she comes out of depression?

It’s a long-term thing, and he should always be treated with love and compassion.

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Interview by- Sayak Karmakar, Resident Editor, Interview Times

Speak Up For SSC Railway Students

Speak Up For SSC Railway Students

There is no limit of ignorance for government towards students demands. The data of GDP, Unemployment which is causing social unrest, is scary. Continuously on the third day “#SpeakUpForSSCRailwaysStudents” is trending on social media.

The most awaited days have come. Now the level of unrest and millennialism is so high that students are ready to drop ‘The kalam’ and pick up Guns. 1.89 crore salaried class suffered from job loss. Overall 12-14 crore jobs have been lost.

Coming at the impact points of “defer JEE NEET exams” is another web-based media campaign began by understudies and their teachers trying for different government jobs who have been left disappointed because of the postponement in results, enrollment warning and issuance of conceding cards.

The twitter campaign “#SpeakUpForSSCRailwaysStudents” comes as government proceeded with JEE and NEET tests referring to additionally postpone would imperil the profession of designing and clinical applicants even as the administration work searchers have been sitting tight for a while at this point.

No Exam and results

Understudies and employment searchers are expressing their disappointment brought about by the deferral in results of the Common Graduation Level (CGL) test they appeared for between 2018-19.

The CGL test directed by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) was advised in 2018. Following level I and level II level test, level III level test was directed in December 2019 after which the outcomes would have filled more than 11,000 opening in Group C and Group D postings.

Be that as it may, since the conclusive outcomes have not yet been reported the understudies are presently becoming irritated, particularly given the sensitivity government has reflected towards the vocations of JEE and NEET aspirants by choosing not to drop their selection tests in the midst of Covid-19 pandemic.

Other than the SSC CGL forthcoming outcomes, the RRB NTPC 2019 tests have not yet been conducted at this point.

No Admit Card

The NTPC is an enlistment test for choice to non-technical popular categories (NTPC) posts in railroads which is led by the Railways Recruitment Board (RRB).

In January 2019, the railroad service had guaranteed that the second period of the enlistment cycle would start in May 2020 and will be finished by July-August 2021 for 99,000 posts.

Notwithstanding, the cycle has been delayed that even the concede cards have not been delivered to the students at this point.

No Posting

In December 2019, the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) had delivered the conclusive outcome and the legitimacy rundown of RRB ALP (right-hand loco pilot) and Technician 2018 Exam.

The competitors were shortlisted based on their presentation in RRB ALP Stage 1 CBT, RRB ALP Stage 1 CBT, Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT) and archive check and clinical assessment round.

Notwithstanding, seven months after the up-and-comers were shortlisted, the RRB has not yet given the arrangement letters. Regardless of being shortlisted for a vocation, the understudies keep on being jobless and stuck.

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