DON’T LOSE YOUR MIND LOSE YOUR WEIGHT
Today, Overweight/obesity is one of the most common problems, and since both the terms are related to fatness, we usually consider them as one. However, overweight and obesity are relative terms. Let get more aware about it, causes and hazardous effects on our health, and how to get rid from this. There are some tips for your diet also, so let’s begin…
What is Obesity?
Obesity is a condition of excess body fat i.e., when a person is 20% or more than the ideal BMI (body mass index), but over weight is a condition when a person is 10%-12% more than the ideal BMI.
HOW TO JUDGE YOUR WEIGHT STATUS?
You can easily know about your weight status through BMI, which is an indicator of fatness in the body. The BMI values differ according to age and gender. By calculating your BMI you can easily assess whether you are overweight or not. The calculation is:
What causes you to be obese?
A person can become obese when the body consumes more calories than it burns off. These extra calories get deposited in the body as fat.
The causative factors of obesity are many:
- Heredity: If one or both of your parent are overweight, you also have a tendency to put on weight easily.
- Diet: Overeating or too much consumption of calorie dense foods (fried foods, sweets etc.) makes you obese.
- Physical inactivity: Following a sedentary lifestyle with more emphasis on TV viewing, computers, video games, automated vehicles and labour saving devices also results in obesity.
- Hormonal imbalance: Excess/deficiency of certain hormonal secretions (such as thyroid hormone, cortisol hormone) also leads to weight gain.
How can obesity affect your health?
Obesity is a bad news for both mind and body as it can lead to various problems, like:
- Breathing problems
- Skin pigmentation
- Facial hair
- Heart diseases
- Kidney dysfunction
- Low stamina
HOW TO FIGHT OBESITY?
- Stay active & Be smart.
~ STEFFY BRIZAWAR