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Information on Obesity

Obesity is a certain type of medical condition which is defined by excessive amounts of body fat. For most people it represents only a cosmetic concern, but it actually should be much more than that. Obesity is known for being associated with risks of numerous different types of medical conditions and health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and many others. There is a certain type of formula which is used to determine the obesity of a person. The formula is known as BMI or body mass index and it is based on the weight and height of a person. If a person has the body mass index below 18.5 then he or she is underweight. BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 stands for normal people. People with a body mass index of 25 to 29.9 are considered overweight. Those who have a body mass index over 30 are considered obese, while those who have a body mass index of 40 or higher are considered as extremely obese people. All possible health problems commonly associated with obesity can be improved or prevented by achieving modest weight loss. 

Prevention

Unhealthy weight gain and obesity can easily be prevented by following certain steps. The most important steps one can take is to watch what she or he drinks and eats, follow a healthy diet and exercise on a regular daily basis. Up to 250 minutes of exercising per week is required in order prevent weight gain from occurring. Swimming and fast walking are among the healthiest types of physical exercises. One should consume plenty of whole grains, vegetables and fruits, while alcohol, sweets and saturated fats need to be avoided as much as possible. A person should also monitor the weight on a regular basis, which is helpful in keeping off all the excess pounds. Consistency is of utmost importance.

Lifestyle and home remedies

It is very important to change the lifestyle so that it fits the entire weight loss plan. If a person takes any type of medications, it is very important to always take them according to the prescribed directions. Being completely aware of the medical condition called obesity and asking for support from family and friends is very important. It is also very important to have some realistic goals when it comes to weight loss plans. All the different sorts of food triggers need to be identified properly so that they can be avoided.

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