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Why you need to lose weight?

November 12th, 2022

Why you need to lose weight?

Study show that obesity rates in the United States are among the highest in the world with 74.6 percent of Americans being overweight or obese. Other industrialized countries have experienced similar increases in obesity as well. Obesity is a condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it can cause a variety of adverse health consequences,Guest Posting leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems.

How to define overweight or obesity? We can calculate using Body Mass Index (BMI) to determine whether we are overweight or obesity. The formula is as follow:

BMI=your weight (kg)/height x height (meter) If your BMI is above 23, then you are considering as overweight. If your BMI is above 27.5, then you are considering as obesity.

Some of the reasons why we are overweight or obesity is as follow: – Without or lack of regular exercise, – Unhealthy eating habits such as High intake of energy-dense food, eating foods in large portions and more, – Obesity tends to run in families, suggesting that it may have a genetic cause. Your chances of being overweight are greater if one or both of your parents are overweight or obese. Obesity can cause us many problems for the following reasons: – Poor health. Study show that obesity can cause a variety of adverse health consequences, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems. Obesity is associated with many diseases, particularly heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer. – Financial burden. According to the latest study, the direct medical cost of obesity and indirect economic loss to obesity has been estimated to be as high as $51.64 billion and $99.2 billion in 1995, respectively; this rose to $61 billion and $117 billion in 2000 in US alone. The financial burden arising from obesity not only affect our country but to our family or ourselves as well. Due to inflation and advancement of medical technology, the medical cost arising from obesity is going to even more costly than now. Obesity person may need to pay more insurance premium than someone with healthy weight because person with obesity weight is percept as higher chance of adverse health consequences than someone with healthy weight. In the worse consequences, the insurance company need refuse to insure that obesity person. – Self-image. The obesity problem can adversely impact the confidence of the obesity person. The problem may affect interpersonal relationships and pose a serious emotional problem for the obesity person.

Therefore, is it important for you to take immediate actions NOW to lose weight if you are overweight!

Obese Children more likely to Experience Foot, Knee and Hip Pain: Study

November 12th, 2022

Increasing numbers of children are being affected with obesity at a very young age. This disorder causes excessive wear and tear on the main weight-bearing joints of the body in children, especially the knee, foot and hip joints. It is important for children to maintain healthy body weight to avoid these and other disabling complications.

What is Obesity?

Obesity is a condition in which the person’s weight is deemed to be abnormally above the healthy weight limits. Body Mass Index (BMI) is the ratio of height to weight in a person and is useful for calculating the healthy weight range for a person of according to their height.

Obesity is also known as being overweight and childhood obesity is determined when the child has a BMI of,Guest Posting or around, 85% or lower than 95%. Obesity is considered to be when the child has a BMI of more than 95%.

What are the causes of Childhood Obesity?

Normally, obesity is said to be related to having excessive amount of calories with insufficient amount of exercise. However, the actual cause for childhood obesity is much more complex and is often a combination of genes, level of activity, diet as well as the childhood environment.

A child is more likely to be obese if one of the parents also suffers from obesity. These are certain environmental factors that can contribute towards the development of childhood obesity:

Prevalence of an unhealthy and ‘fast food’ diet involving sugar-drinks.
Promotion of fast (junk) food.
Insufficient/no physical activities in schools.
Increased sizes of portions.
Lack of breastfeeding.
Greater media and TV exposure at an early age leading to lethargic nature.
In some cases, obesity can be also a form of medical condition or disease. Other underlying conditions that are give rise to obesity are hyper-thyroid, Cushing’s syndrome, etc.

What are the effects of Childhood Obesity?

Obesity in a child is normally a cause for concern in itself apart from the various complications that can arise due to it in the child. A child with obesity is more likely to develop:

High blood pressure /high cholesterol leading to cardiovascular diseases.
Diabetes due to growing intolerance for insulin in the body.
Breathing issues such as asthma or sleep apnea.
Liver disorders, gastro-esophageal reflux, gallstones, etc.
Social and psychological developmental problems.
Excessive weight of the body also has an adverse effect on the health of the bones, muscles and the joints. Bones develop in strength and in size and excessive weight can damage the process of bone development adversely. Growth plates, which are responsible for regulating the length and shape of the bones, are affected by childhood obesity. This can often lead to broken bones, or other serious conditions.

These are the main forms of disorders and complications that arise in the knee, foot or ankle of a child suffering from childhood obesity:

Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis