What is Obesity?

Obesity is basically defined as having BMI of 30 and above. It is one of the few “medical conditions” that are difficult to deal with, both clinically and Mentally. To some, saying “you’re Obese” is Body Shaming.

Let’s Start By explaining BMI : it is the weight in Kilograms (KG) divide by Height per Meter squared (m²) shown by formula Below. Remember to convert Centimeters to meters, divide the value by 100.

How to calculate BMI
Imperial is for Americans

BMI (Body Mass Idex) indicates how healthy a Person is. The Higher the BMI the more unhealthy a person is. Normal BMI is 18.5 to 25kg/m². Between 25 and 30 is Overweight. Above 30 is Obesity. When BMI is more than 40 Kg/m², it is Morbid Obesity and very DANGEROUS!

Classification of BMI
BMI classification

Is it Body Shaming?: YES when a Person who is not a Health Care Professional Tells you you’re Fat . Only a Health Care Professional can Tell you that you’re Overweight or a person that is helping eg. Personal Weight Loss coach, Dietician etc. They can do that after taking proper measurements.

The 2 Types of Obesity

  1. Central obesity
  2. Peripheral Obesity

CENTRAL Obesity: is the more Dangerous one. It’s characterized by fat that is mostly on the belly with thin legs and arms.

Peripheral Obesity : is less Dangerous, here fat is distributed equally on the body. In females they usually have bigger hips and buttocks.

Dangers Of Obesity

Image: complications of Obesity
Complications of Obesity

If you’re Fat with BMI of more than 30, it is almost Guaranteed that you have or will have one or more of the following:

  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Cancer
  • Weak Immune System
  • Snoring at Night
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Arthritis
  • Glaucoma
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Cholesterol
  • Varicose veins
  • Gynecomastia
  • Stomach Ulcers or GERD

The list above is not all that is caused by Obesity. If interested in how each is linked to Obesity, comment with Questions below.

Obesity is a treatable medical Condition that needs weight Loss and Proper Diet. But no one has a right to tell others that they are too fat. I think everyone should know dangers of being Overweight and take decision based on that is they want to reduce weight.

Only the Disciplined are Free in Life

Eliud Kipchoge – Greatest Long distance Runner.

Published by Mi-Bodyhealth

A Team of Qualified Health Practitioners.

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