Over 70 million adults in the U.S. are obese (35 million men and 35 million women). 99 million are overweight (45 million women and 54 million men). Overall two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or obese. Obesity also increases the risk of dozens of diseases and conditions like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer, and many other diseases.
An abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health is known as Overweight and obesity.
There are genetic, behavioral, and hormonal influences in body weight. Obesity occurs when you consume more calories than you burn through exercise and normal daily activities. Your body stores these extra calories as fat.
If you don’t live a very active lifestyle, then you don’t burn as many calories. With a sedentary lifestyle, it’s easy to take in more calories every day than you burn through exercise or normal daily activities.
Weight gain is inevitable if you consume more calories than you burn.
Other risk factors for obesity include:
Body mass index (BMI) is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify overweight and obesity in adults. It is defined as a person's weight in kilograms divided by the square of his height in meters (kg/m2).
For adults, WHO defines overweight and obesity as follows:
Obesity through a prevalent problem can largely be controlled by choosing healthier foods and regular physical activities. y the easiest choice (the choice that is the most accessible, available, and affordable), and therefore preventing overweight and obesity.
Lifestyle changes and home remedy treatments are a great way to lose weight and change your lifestyle. Educate yourself about obesity and learn what you can do to lose weight and get healthy. Be honest with your doctor and talk to him or her about setting realistic goals and sticking to a treatment plan. Lifestyle changes and home remedies may include keeping a food and activity log, identifying and avoiding food triggers, and enlisting support from your friends and family. Getting healthy doesn’t have to be a one-person job. Sometimes lifestyle treatments aren’t enough and medicine and surgery are needed. If so, you and your doctor will have numerous conversations about the subject and your comfort level.
At All Care, we understand the emotional, physical, and lifestyle complexities that come with obesity. We strive to provide the best care and solutions to patients who are obese. We have the experience and resources to help you live your healthiest and happiest life. Call us today to learn more about our services.Schedule an appointment