Being Overweight or Obese Increases Your Risk of Heart Attack.
It increases your risk of developing high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes— each of which also increases your chance of having a heart attack.
The risk of death rises with increasing weight, even a small weight loss – just 10 percent of your current weight, will help to lower your risk of developing many diseases and will often improve the overall quality of your life.
Tens of thousands of deaths per year may be attributable to obesity. Even moderate weight excess (5 to 10 Kilograms for a person of average height) increases the risk of death, particularly among adults aged 30 to 64 years.
BODY MASS INDEX: ( BMI)
Individuals who are obese (BMI > 29-30)* have a 50 to 100% increased risk of premature death from all causes, compared to individuals with a healthy weight
If you know your height and weight, then you can very easily calculator your BMI right now.
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both adult men and women.
The incidence of heart disease (heart attack, congestive heart failure, sudden cardiac death, angina or chest pain, and abnormal heart rhythm) is increased in persons who are overweight or obese.
High blood pressure is twice as common in adults who are obese than in those who are at a healthy weight. Obesity is associated with elevated triglycerides (blood fat) and decreased HDL cholesterol (“good cholesterol”)
A weight gain of 5 to 10 Kilograms increases a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes to twice that of individuals who have not gained weight. Over 80% of people with diabetes are overweight or obese.
Overweight, and obesity, are associated with an increased risk for some types of cancer including endometrial (cancer of the lining of the uterus), colon, gall bladder, prostate, kidney, and postmenopausal breast cancer.
Overweight and obesity is associated with an increased risk for some types of cancer including endometrial (cancer of the lining of the uterus), colon, gall bladder, prostate, kidney, and postmenopausal breast cancer.
Women gaining more than 10 Kilograms from age 18 to midlife double their risk of postmenopausal breast cancer, compared to women whose weight remains stable.
Sleep Apnea (interrupted breathing while sleeping) is more common in obese persons. Obesity is associated with a higher prevalence of Asthma.
For every 1-kilogram increase in weight, the risk of developing arthritis is increased by 9 to 13%. Symptoms of Arthritis can improve with weight loss.
Complications of pregnancy. Obesity during pregnancy is associated with increased risk of death in both the baby and the mother and increases the risk of maternal high blood pressure by 10 times.
In addition to many other complications, women who are obese during pregnancy are more likely to have gestational diabetes and problems with labor and delivery.
Infants born to women who are obese during pregnancy are more likely to be high birth weight and, therefore, may face a higher rate of Cesarean section delivery and low blood sugar (which can be associated with brain damage and seizures).
Obesity during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of birth defects, particularly neural tube defects, such as spina bifida.
Obesity in premenopausal women is associated with irregular menstrual cycles and infertility.
ADDITIONAL HEALTH CONSEQUENCES:
Overweight and obesity are associated with increased risks of gall bladder disease, incontinence, increased surgical risk, and depression. Obesity can affect the quality of life through limited mobility and decreased physical endurance. It can also lead to social, academic, and job discrimination.
CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS:
Risk factors for heart disease, such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure, occur with increased frequency in overweight children and adolescents compared to those with a healthy weight.
Type 2 diabetes, previously considered an adult disease, has increased dramatically in children and adolescents. Overweight and obesity are closely linked to type 2 diabetes.
Overweight adolescents have a 70% chance of becoming overweight or obese adults. This increases to 80% if one or more parent is overweight or obese.
The most immediate consequence of overweight, as perceived by children themselves, is social discrimination.
The Risk of Death Rises with Increasing Weight
In conclusion: It is widely recognized that the risk of death rises with increasing weight. We also know that lifestyle choices are a major contributor to being overweight. Therefore, with better lifestyle choices, and some expert assistance from a qualified health professional we should be able to get our weight back to a more healthy state.
Exercise Plays an Important Role in Maintaining Health
Exercise increases circulation and helps remove the toxins and impurities that have accumulated in the physiology
These deposits are a major factor in the breakdown of the resistance of the body. Exercise is a key procedure for helping the body’s natural internal cleansing processes.
Exercise Instructions for all body types
Benefits of Weight Loss
Being overweight is a risk factor for health problems such as;
- high blood pressure
- high cholesterol and triglycerides
- gall bladder disease
- gynecologic problems
- some cancers
- and even lung problems …
- diabetes, high blood pressure
Dietary Fat and Cholesterol:Your Are What You Eat
It’s important to recognize the differences between saturated and unsaturated fats, so let us take a look at the distinctions …
Behaviours That Will Help You Lose Weight
Setting the right goals is an important first step. Most people trying to lose weight focus on just that one goal: weight loss. However, the most productive areas to focus on are the dietary and exercise changes. Even small changes will lead to a long-term weight change …
Healthy Eating Habits
How we digest and assimilate our food is just as important as what we eat. If digestion is disturbed, even the best diet will not provide proper nutrition …
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