Your Health is your wealth

Do you know that obesity affecting millions of people around the globe and it is one of the major healthcare problems that increasing the risk of many diseases e.g. HTN, DM

Your Health is your wealth

Your Health is your wealth

, heart disease, stroke, gallbladder stone, osteoarthritis…etc. why you place yourself in that corner you need to know that Your Health is your wealth don’t worry, eating fewer calories and physical activity around 5 hours weekly of moderate intensity e.g. brisk walking  is enough not only to make you lose weight but also to keep off the weight you lost

 

Assessment of Weight and health risk

For assessing the weight and health risk we have three elements you have to observe

  1. BMI :Body Mass Index
  2. Waist Circumference
  3. Risk factors related Obesity associated diseases

Body Mass Index (BMI)

Did you hear this before??? Any one told you that your BMI is above 32, like me from only two months?? You can measure your BMI yourself simply use the following equation

Your Body weight (in KG) over your square height (in meter)

BMI = weight in KG ÷ (height in meter)

E.g. your weight is 96 and your height is 175 cm so simply you will calculate your BMI as following

BMI=96/ (1.75×1.75) =31.3

The BMI score ranging between 18.5 – 30:

Underweight

Below 18.5

Normal

18.5–24.9

Overweight

25.0–29.9

Obesity

30.0 and Above

 

Waist Circumference

 

Measuring the wait circumference will show if the fat is mainly around waist or hip as much as fat is more around waist you are in high risk of health problems Mainly Heart disease and DM you need to be less than 35 inches if you are woman or 40 inches if you are man

Stand and place the measuring tape around waist just above hip bones and read the measurement after breath out

 

Risk factors related Obesity associated diseases  

If you are overweight your BMI is above 25 you have to do exercise and decrease your caloric intake to lose weight especially if you have:

  • High blood pressure
  • High LDL cholesterol
  • Low HDL cholesterol
  • High triglycerides
  • High blood glucose
  • Premature heart disease as a family history
  • Sedentary life
  • Cigarette smoking

 

If you have two or more risk factor from the above and you are obese or overweight you have to stop your dietary behavioral and start to set objectives of reducing your weight by 10% and stop for a while then another 10% till achieving your goal if you have no risk factor or one of the above and your waist circumference is in the normal range and you are not obese you need to prevent future weight gain rather than weight reduction by simple changes in your life style

It is not just a word it will affect your health so take immediate measures to shift to the right place of less than 25 BMI

 

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