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Do This To Find Out If You Are Overweight or Obese.

Do This To Find Out If You Are Overweight or Obese.

Overweight or obesity has been implicated in a lot of health conditions. A few of them include heart diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, and cancer. Obesity means excess body fat which occurs when we take in more calories than the body uses in a day. Overweight has been known to be involved in deaths more than underweight. 

In today's society, a lot of people are living a sedentary lifestyle and eat or take in more calories than the body needs in a day. This is the genesis of obesity or overweight.

Due to the fact that obesity is implicated in a lot of diseases especially chronic diseases, it is important for everyone to be cautious of their weight. The question is how do you know if you are obese or overweight? The indicator that is used is called Body Mass Index (BMI) which is the ratio of weight to the square of the height. Mathematically, BMI = Weight in kilograms/(height in meters)².


In order to deduce your BMI, all you need is a weighing scale, a measuring tape fixed along with a straight vertical object, and a calculator. Hence, weigh yourself, check your height and calculate your BMI using the formulae above. 

This is how BMI is interpreted;

18.5 or below --underweight

18.5 to <25.0 -- “normal” weight

25.0 to <30.0 -- overweight

30.0 to <35.0 -- class 1 obesity

35.0 to <40.0 -- class 2 obesity.

If your BMI is more than 25 kg/m², then you are overweight or obese. Physical activities such as exercises and dietary modifications are required to revert your BMI to fall back to the normal range.

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