Obesity and Overweight
Weight is largely determined by the balance between how many calories you consume and the amount of energy you burn in everyday activities.
Being overweight can become a matter of live and death. People who are overweight and obese are more likely to develop a number of potentially serious health problems. Also, the overall risk of death increases with obesity.
What is Obesity?
Obesity is defined as a condition of being significantly overweight. If a person's weight is 20% or more above their ideal body weight, they are considered obese. Unusually, a person is overweight before they become obese.
What is Overweight?
Overweight is defined as a condition of weighing more that what is ideal for their height and body frame. If a person's weight is 20% or more above their ideal body weight, they are considered obese. Excess weight may come from muscle, bone, fat and/or body water.
A person can be overweight without being obese.
How to Lose Weight?
If you are obese or overweight your health is at risk. It is important that you lose weight and develop a healthy lifestyle. There are many weight loss program and it is important to find a program that is fits your needs. Please consult your doctor so he can develop a program that fits your needs.
Dangers of being Overweight
Some of the dangers of being overweight include developing:
Risk factors for becoming overweight
Some of the common risk factors are:
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