Obesity And Heart Health

Obesity is defined as the weight that is higher than what is considered a healthy weight. One of the easiest ways to measure if you are obese is by calculating your Body Mass Index (BMI). A BMI is your weight in kilograms divided by your height in meters. A BMI higher than 25.0 is considered overweight. A BMI that is higher than 30.0 is considered obese.

Risk factors Associated with Obesity:

The risk factors for obesity are mostly behavioral habits such as sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy eating habits. Having a sedentary lifestyle and eating unhealthy food can lead you to gain weight.  

Consequences of Obesity:

Preventing obesity:

To prevent obesity you can start by eating more fruits and vegetables and exercising at least 30 minutes per day.

For information on healthy eating, Please visit eatingwell.com

Treatment for obesity:

The best treatment for obesity is to lose the excess weight naturally through diet and exercise.

Medications and surgery are available upon your doctor’s recommendation.

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