Obesity is a chronic health problem that is often progressive and difficult to treat. Maintaining a healthy weight is one of the best things you can do for your health. The relationship between increasing body fat accumulation and adverse health outcomes exists throughout the range of overweight and obesity in men and women of all age groups .
Physical activity and healthy eating are key considerations in managing weight. Several issues can make managing weight a challenge such as anxiety, stress, some medical conditions, and certain medications.
A healthy weight can:
· improve general well-being and energy levels
· improve blood sugar, blood pressure and blood lipids (fats)
· help you prevent or manage diabetes
· reduce the risk of complications such as heart disease and stroke
However, weight is only one part of your health. Eating healthy foods and being more active can help you feel better, have more energy, and lower your risk for disease even if you carry some extra weight.
Body Mass Index (BMI) compares a person’s weight to their height. For most adults aged 18 to 65, a BMI of 25 to 29.9* is overweight and, 30 or more is obese.
Waist Circumference (WC) is the measurement around the waist. Too much fat around the waist is correlated to health risks. WC goals vary depending on ethnic background and gender. Mostly, a healthy WC for women it is less than 35 in (88 cm) and for men is less than 40 in (102 cm).
If overweight, losing 5 to 10% of your current body weight is a healthy goal. For someone who is 200 lbs (90 kg), 5 to 10% is 10 to 20 lbs (4.5 to 9 kg).
Use the following resources to help monitor, achieve, and maintain a healthy weight.
· Preventing Weight Gain
Choosing a lifestyle that includes good eating habits and daily physical activity can help you maintain a healthy weight and prevent weight gain.
· The Possible Health Effects from Having Obesity
Having obesity can increase your chances of developing certain diseases and health conditions.
· Losing Weight
If you are overweight or have obesity and have decided to lose weight, even modest weight loss can mean big health benefits.
Read Healthy Weightfor more information and advice on how to gain weight and remain healthy. If you are concerned about being underweight, contact us at Skin Solutions and Wellness and our trained healthcare provider will help you to become your best self!
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