The pandemic of obesity is nowadays everyday reality. Obesity in population is on the rise worldwide, not only in US. The stats we have are very alarming.
Obesity is a condition where the excessive accumulation of fat stores occurs everywhere in the body.
There are many causes of this. For example the lack of exercise and excessive intake of calories are the major two factors. Some people also can be obese due to the genetic disposition.
Many diseases may occur due to obesity like cancer of digestive track, atherosclerosis, joints and bones problems, diabetes, and respiratory diseases and so on.
The body mass index is a very useful and great tool for tracking range for overweight/obesity.
We can calculate this Body Mass Index (BMI) which approximately tells you if you should consider losing weight.
|BMI INDEX||What It Means||Health Risks|
|less than 18.5||underweight||high|
|18.5 – 24.9||normal weight||none|
|25 – 29.9||overweight||moderate high|
|30 – 34.9||obesity||1st critical stage|
|35 – 39.9||high obesity||2nd critical stage|
|40 or more||morbid obesity||very high|
weight in kilograms / (height in metres * height in metres)
Your index should always be around 20-25. Health risks that are usually associated with obesity and overweight: high blood pressure, type two diabetes, gastrointestinal cancers, men’s erection problems, and so on.