Obesity refers to the excess amount of fat stored in the body. It is also known as overweight or people also call it as obese which means weighing too much. There are many reasons due to which you can weight more such as extra muscle, dense bone, or having too much fat.
Obesity is not a disease but it has become as one of the major cause that leads to many diseases also known as a lifestyle disease. Being overweight leads to multiple health problems such as pain in the knee, gynecological issues, HBP, Heart problems and many more.
How to determine you are obese or not?
The most common tool of determining you are obese or not is to measure your BMI
BMI – refers to Body Mass Index which measures or determine your weight with respect to your height. If your BMI is over 25, you will be considered overweight. However, if it goes beyond 40, you will come under the category – morbidly obese.
What are the CAUSES?
- Eating more junk food
- Consuming too much alcohol & Smoking
- Not doing physical exercise
- Underactive thyroid gland
- Medicines such as birth control pills, antidepressants, and antipsychotics
- Stress, anxiety is another major cause of obesity