Obesity is known as the state of being obese due to an excess of body fat. It can have much effect on a person’s health. A person that is obese has a Body Mass Index of 30 and above. About one-third of the US population is obese.
Many people confuse overweight and obese, they use them interchangeably but they are actually not the same.
A person is said to be overweight if they are heavier than what is generally considered healthy for a given body type and height. A person with BMI between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight.
Obesity increases the risk of developing health conditions. This includes: joint problems, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, sleep apnea. Obesity is commonly caused by overeating, genetics, physical inactivity, diseases, and medications.
Basically, obesity is a complex disorder which is caused by having too much fat on our body. Very few of the people are known of the fact that is is a chronic disease which should be treated earlier as it can increases heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure etc. Obesity can also be a risk factor of cancer.
If someone's Body Mass Index (BMI) is 30 or above that it, he/she is obese. And if your BMI lies between 25 and 30, you re considered as over-weighted. So, you should always try to be healthy rather than being obese or over weighted.
Your awareness of obesity is based on a number of factors:
1. Knowing what a healthy BMI is for your height.
2. Knowing the current trends in growing rates of obesity.
3. Knowing the habits that lead to obesity.
4. Knowing how to counteract these habits to lead a healthier lifestyle.
If you are aware of these 4 factors, you can help yourself to overcome or avoid obesity. Current trends around the world, and especially in the United States, have the majority of people falling under the categories of being “overweight” or “obese”. This has caused many people to view being overweight as the new “normal,” skewing perspectives of health. It is important for you to be aware of what a truly healthy weight is if you want to lead a healthier lifestyle.