Weight gain where am I?
Get to know yourself better. Starting with your BMI.
The first thing you need to do is to find out whether or not
your're overweight, and if you are, by how much? There is a tried and
trusted method for doing this: the Body Mass Index(BMI), which expresses
the ratio between a person's body weight and their height (kg/m2).
Determine your BMI:
Obesity is a serious health risk
If your Body Mass Index is over
30 it's time to take action because obesity is more than a cosmetic
problem, it's a serious health risk. Obesity is a disease that involves
having enough excess body fat to heam your health. Obesity is defined as
morbid obesity (also called severe obesity) when the BMI is 40 or
reater. If things get this serious the excess weight puts your life at
risk because it is almost always accompained by a large number of
disorders - known as co-morbidiries - that have an adverse impact on
both health and quality of life, and at the same time shorten life
Since obesity is a chronic disease, its symptoms develop only
gradually. Obesity makes your everyday life difficult too - it causes
painful aches in your joints and your back, breathlessness and skin
Left untreated, obesity tends to
become morbid and lead to other life-threatning conditions such as type 2
diabetes, high blood pressure, high colesterol levels, sleep apnoea,
Perhaps this is all too familiar