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Human body burns the energy we consume from the food and once this energy is not burned, fat is produced in our body, which further leads to obesity issues. This will make a great impact on your life and your health. It can even make your life shorter. The BMI, or the Body Mass Index, is used for measuring obesity and how overweight a person is. When this index is measured, an individual’s gender, weight and height will be considered.

In order to get the Body Mass Index, you will have to square the height expressed in meters and then divide the weight expressed in kilograms with the squared height. If the Body Mass Index is more than 25, you are overweight, but if it is over 30, then you are obese. The BMI calculator can be found on the BBC’s internet site, which will provide this index in a matter of seconds.

People who are obese usually eat sugar, fat and meat in great quantities, and lower class people tend to be the ones who suffer from obesity the most due to the diet focused on the foods mentioned. People from the higher class tend to eat less of this harmful food. Obesity is one of the greatest problems in the world today and the reason for this is given by the scientists who think that a diet is based on foods rich in sugars and fat, but poor in minerals, vitamins and other nutrients. The pace of life has increased so we use this kind of food that provides instant energy, but we also tend to avoid physical activity, thus using public transportation and looking for jobs physically uninvolved.

Childhood Obesity

The later life will be filled with health issues if a child is obese. America is the country with the biggest number of obese children, but with the UK on second place, Europe is facing a difficult problem as well. This might be one of the greatest challenges the human kind has faced in this century. Due to obesity, 12 million of people suffer from some kind of health problem, while one million die due to obesity. In the United Kingdom, 23% of women and 22% of men are obese, with 9000 people dead because of this issue. This disease can even take nine years of your life. Risks of mental disorders, orthopedic issues, diabetes and cardiovascular disease are increased by obesity, which can also lead to lower self-esteem and underachievement. In order to remove or prevent this problem, there are many options that will certainly help you and get your life on the right track.

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