Tired of No Weight Loss?
Being overweight is one of the common problems all around the globe. According to WHO, 39% of adults aged 18 years around the globe are overweight (2014 data); out of which 13% are facing obesity.
It is a result of excessive food intake and high body fat rate, which makes it tough to lose weight using dietary management and physical exertion. People with obesity face challenges in performing day-to-day activities and face serious threat of heart problems, and other such diseases.
What is Obesity?
Excessive fat accumulation that impairs the healthy body condition is known as the condition obesity. It is directly linked to the body mass index (BMI), a measurement based on height & body weight ratio where a person over 30kg/meter square. It is standard for both the sexes, and people of all age groups.
Who is an Obese?
According to WHO, an adult is an overweight and obesity if:
• BMI above or equal to 30
• BMI>35 is a big threat
Age is an important factor while deciding the level of obesity in children:
Under 5 years:
According to WHO Child Growth Standards median; a child is facing obesity if the height/weight ratio (BMI) is 3 standards higher than standard median.
Age between 5–19 years:
A child is obese if the height/weight ratio (BMI) is 1 standard deviation higher than standard median.
What Causes Obesity?
Obesity is a result of energy imbalance between calories intake and calorie expended by the body, which defines a body’s metabolism rate.
• Consumption of food with high fat content.
• Decrease in physical activity
• Changes in physical and dietary patterns
• Genetics factors
• Other illness and medical conditions like congenital or acquired conditions: hypothyroidism, Cushing’s syndrome, growth hormone deficiency