Our body needs a certain amount of body fat for storing energy, heat insulation, shock absorption, and other functions. Obesity is defined by an excess amount body fat.

The normal amount of body fat is between 25%-30% in women and 18%-23% in men when it exceeds this limit, it is considered obese.

Body mass index is the measurement used in calculating whether a person is obese or not. When a person’s weight in kilograms (kg) divided by their height in meters (m) squared, it is called a Body mass index. “Obesity” is defined as a BMI of 30 and above.

Obesity is increasing rapidly throughout the world, and the incidence of obesity nearly doubled from 1991 to 1998.

People who are overweight, and particularly those who are obese, have higher rates of death and illness than people of healthy weight. That is why it is important to understand why we gain weight and how we can change the path of self destruction.

Health risks associated with obesity

  1. Insulin resistence
  2. Type 2 diabetes
  3. High blood pressure
  4. High cholesterol
  5. Stroke
  6. Diabetes
  7. Heart disease
  8. Cancer

Main causes of obesity

  1. Diet
  2. Overeating
  3. Slow metabolism
  4. Genetics
  5. Less physical activity
  6. Medication

The use of healthy lifestyles that includes a healthy diet, modest exercise, and cellular nutrition can significantly reverse this condition and help keep it off for life.

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