Obesity and heart disease
Causes of Obesity
Obesity is known to be caused if the consumption of calories is far below the addition. Most obese people may have a habit of compulsive munching high calorie food. Eating food that has high saturated fat content and cholesterol is a known cause of obesity. In some people, obesity is also hereditary and in such individuals, the tolerances for food are really thin. They have to be extra careful with whatever they eat.
Measurement of Obesity
One of the more reliable methods is BMI (Body mass index) value. BMI is a function of body weight with respect to height and age. A BMI of 18.5 is underweight and BMI between 18.5 and 25 is normal and preferred. A person is overweight if the BMI is >25 but < 30 and definitely Obese if BMI is >30.
The link between...
The correlation between obesity and heart disease may seem indirect, but the consequences are life threatening. It is established that obesity causes conditions such as hypertension, reduction in levels of good (HDL) cholesterol and increase in blood pressure. What is worse, an obese person is more likely to be diabetic, which makes all the above conditions even more worse. A person with the conditions such as these, is under grave risk of a coronary heart disorders.
Remedies and Preventive care
The way out of obesity and towards good health is gradual, continuous and disciplined. One must be committed to self and not look for any short cuts. There are a whole lot of 'loose fat fast" kind of advertisements that throng the media and web space. It is tempting to latch on to one of them, but we recommend more judicious selection in consultation with your family doctor. Just a 10% reduction in weight considerably reduces the risk of heart disease by reducing blood pressure levels, cholesterol levels, and triglycerides. Not just heart disease, obesity could also lead to diabetes, sleep apnoea, Osteoarthritis, gout, gallbladder malfunction
The incentive to loose /control weight and remain fit cannot be overemphasized, can it??
Slow and steady is the best way out of obesity. Just as little as 1 pound per week, week after week is ideal. Too fast a weight loss results in loss of muscle rather than fat. Eating better, Increase in physical activity are just two simple ways to start.
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