LEARNING ABOUT OBESITY
Most people worry about their weight, but how many know whether they’re underweight, overweight, or obese? It makes sense to understand these terms and know just where you stand on the chart, so that you can take steps to achieve ideal body weight and reduce risks to your health.
What is obesity?
A person is deemed obese if he or she has accumulated excess body fat to such an extent that it poses a risk to health. Obesity can be gauged using the BMI (Body Mass Index) equation, and further evaluated with regard to the waist-hip fat disstribution ratio, as well as cardiovascular risk factors.
You are underweight if your BMI lies between 16 and 18.5, overweight is it is between 25 and 30, and obese if it registers higher than 30.
Losing weight is not an option, it’s a necessity
Modern lifestyles have resulted in more people suffering from obesity (and related health problems) than ever before.
If you are obese, you are 6 times more likely to develop gall bladder disease, 5.6 times more likely to have raised blood pressure, 3.8 times more likely to have diabetes, and twice as likely to suffer from osteoarthritis. You will be prone to back problems and sleep disturbance, and likely to become infertile or have miscarriages if you are a woman.
Obesity has surpassed smoking as the biggest killer in modern times. It has not only raised the cost of health care, but has also negatively impacted the economy in terms of increased sick days.
Given the fact that obesity can cut short your life by nine years, you have no choice but to take steps to deal with it—with the best specialists in the field to help you.
Allure Med Spa offers you a whole array of weight loss options, as well as advice on what to choose. We guarantee that our procedures will significantly reduce your BMI, lower your exposure to health risks, and transform your life for the better – socially, sexually, and psychologically.
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Calculate your BMI
BMI is calculated by dividing your kilo weight by the square of your metric height.
For example, if you are 5’5” (1.65 metres) and 76 kgs: 76 divided by 2.72 (1.65 x 1.65) = 27.94
This reading would place you in the overweight class.