Risk Factors Associated With Excess Weight

If you’re currently at a healthy weight, you’re already one step ahead of the game. To stay at a healthy weight, it’s worth doing a little planning now. Or maybe you are overweight but aren’t ready to lose weight yet. If this is the case, preventing further weight gain is a worthy goal. As people age, their body composition gradually shifts — the proportion of muscle decreases and the proportion of fat increases. This shift slows their metabolism, making it easier to gain weight. In addition, some people become less physically active as they get older, increasing the risk of weight gain. The good news is that weight gain can be prevented, see how here. In addition to choosing a lifestyle that includes good eating habits and daily physical activity, by avoiding weight gain, you avoid higher risks of many chronic diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and some forms of cancer. With this fact, scientifically proven natural-based remedies have developed and are proven to assist in the weight loss journey. Click here to learn more. 

Adults with obesity are at increased risk for many other serious health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and poorer mental health. Some studies have indicated that the health risks associated with obesity may occur at a lower body mass index (BMI) for some people of Asian descent. Individuals should talk regularly with their healthcare provider about their body mass index, family history of chronic disease, current lifestyle, and health risks. Lose weight easily here and avoid chronic diseases here.

 Risk Factors for Over-Weight & Diabetes-Related Complications

By living a healthy lifestyle, you can help keep your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels normal and lower your risk for heart disease and heart attack.  Get regular physical activity to help you maintain a healthy weight and lower your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels. Learn how to control high blood sugar here.

High Blood Pressure

High Cholesterol

Overweight and Obesity

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Adult Body Mass Index

BMI is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. A high BMI can indicate high body fatness.

To calculate BMI, see the Adult BMI Calculator or determine BMI by finding your height and weight in this BMI Index Chart

Obesity is frequently subdivided into categories:

Height    Weight Range      BMI Considered 

5′ 9″

124 lbs or less   Below 18.5   Underweight 

125 lbs to 168 lbs 18.5 to 24.9   Healthy weight

169 lbs to 202 lbs 25.0 to 29.9  Overweight

203 lbs or more     30 or higher     Obesity

271 lbs or more 40 or higher     Class 3 Obesity

BMI does not measure body fat directly, but BMI is moderately correlated with more direct measures of body fat obtained from skinfold thickness measurements, bioelectrical impedance, underwater weighing, dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA), and other methods. Furthermore, BMI appears to be strongly correlated with various adverse health outcomes consistent with these more direct measures of body fatness. Learn how to achieve your ideal weight here.