Wednesday, October 14, 2009


A common problem among us, irrespective of age is being either "Overweight" or "Obese".

Overweight is a state of 'pre-obese'.

Overweight means having more body fat that which is considered optimally healthy.

A healthy body requires a minimum amount of fat for the proper functioning of the hormonal, reproductive, and immune systems.

But,the accumulation of too much fat can impair movement and flexibility, and can alter the appearance of the body.

The degree to which a person is overweight is generally described by Body Mass Index.

The Body Mass Index, or BMI is a measure of a person's weight taking into account their height.

Unit = kg/m2 .

Causes of being over-weight!!!

Being overweight is generally caused by the intake of more calories (by eating) than are expended by the body (by exercise and everyday living). Factors which may contribute to this imbalance include:

*Hormonal imbalances (e.g. hypothyroidism)

* Insufficient or poor-quality sleep

*Smoking cessation and other stimulant withdrawal.

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